Italian ship owner d’Amico Group has selected Marlink’s Sealink Premium Plus VSAT service to improve connectivity across its fleet, which comprises more than 50 dry cargo and product tankers.
Sealink Premium Plus is expected to provide the vessels with reliable global connectivity services to facilitate d’Amico’s business and vessel operations, as well as to support crew welfare.
d’Amico Group CIO Pietro Amorusi said: “Connectivity and digitalisation are an important part of our drive to secure fleet efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint.
“Marlink is providing a complete service with strong cost control and support, resulting in a high-performance and stable connectivity platform for our business going forward.”
d’Amico fleet will receive unlimited Ku-band VSAT data against a single and fixed monthly fee, in parallel to unlimited L-band back-up with Sealink Premium Plus.
The package features the XChange centralised IT and communications management system in order to ensure seamless access to Marlink’s extensive global network.
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It also allows automatic switching to the L-band back-up system to provide connectivity in every area.
D’Amico has selected the Universal Remote Access service, which will allow it to form a direct connection to a vessel’s network, facilitating streamlined and more effective ITC support from the shore.
The package also provides D’Amico access to Marlink’s Portal360, which is a 24/7 online management tool that provides direct access to critical information such as account and subscription, electronic invoices and service usage.
d’Amico was established in 1952 and manages one of the largest dry cargo and product tankers fleets worldwide.
The company has more than ten maritime and financial centres, and employs around 350 shore-based employees, in addition to more than 3,000 seafarers on-board its vessels.