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Held Shipping switches to Marlink digital services

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Held Shipping is moving connectivity, bridge system maintenance and managed IT and cyber security services for its 27-vessel fleet to the Marlink Group.

The agreement covers the provision of Marlink VSAT connectivity, IT system monitoring and Cyber Detection services, along with planned maintenance provided by Telemar Germany, to the shipmanager’s fleet of feeder vessels, mini-bulkers, multipurpose vessels and containerships.

Marlink has been contracted to provide its Sealink VSAT service to ensure high throughput services for corporate and crew access and to enable more networked assets on board in the future.

“The Held team is dedicated to ensuring that our vessels operate in excellent technical condition and at maximum operational readiness, with regular inspections, dockings and the maintenance of established quality management systems,” explained company head Laurenz Held, and wishes “to co-ordinate these activities ever more closely with enhanced communications, maintenance and digital services."

“Customers are adopting an increasingly holistic approach to digitalisation, putting multiple value-adds together that position the vessel and the fleet as one connected digitalised system,” commented Tore Morten Olsen, Marlink’s president of Maritime. 

“The combination of connectivity, managed services and maintenance creates tangible added value and predictability for customers,” he added, “with the flexibility to add further remote services in future.”

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