Jumbo Chooses Inmarsat XpressLink(TM) for Entire Fleet
SMM 2012, HAMBURG, Germany, September 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
- Netherlands company Jumbo signs with Inmarsat to equip fleet with XpressLink(TM) - Ship owners increasingly look for high data speeds and fixed monthly fee - Latest endorsement for game-changing, next-generation service Global Xpress(R)
SMM 2012 – Hall B6 Stand 114 – Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the leading provider of global
mobile satellite communications services, announces that Netherland-based Jumbo
[http://www.jumboshipping.nl/site;jsessionid=BB0763E4183A87C4FF3626906AA0E7CC ], a leading
heavy-lift shipping company, is to equip its fleet with Inmarsat’s service XpressLink
Within the scope of the agreement is the option for a free upgrade to Global Xpress
[http://www.inmarsatgx.com ](R) in 2014, Inmarsat’s game-changing, next-generation global
satellite network which will effectively double the available bandwidth.
Assad Khan, International Sales Manager, Inmarsat, comments: “Our market predominantly
comprises commercial worldwide traffic which requires a reliable and truly global service.
There is a shift in thinking among ship owners who are, in increasing numbers, looking for
higher-volume communication systems with high data speeds and a fixed monthly fee.”
Marco Cevat, IT Manager for Jumbo, comments: “During the initial tender phase we
selected different parties. The choice for Inmarsat was based on the fact that it delivers
a fully managed Ku-L-band system at a fixed rate. We were also impressed with the level of
consultative thinking from Inmarsat. The demand for more bandwidth is increasing on a
monthly basis and with this solution we are confident that Inmarsat’s combined package of
VSAT and FleetBroadband will deliver us a reliable future proof connection.”
Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime, said: “The choice by Jumbo endorses the
confidence we at Inmarsat have in the value of this solution. The offer is combined with
the upgrade to the future proofed solution, Global Xpress.”
Headquartered in Rotterdam, Jumbo is a leading heavy-lift shipping company that has
been developing pioneering solutions for ocean transportation for more than 40 years.
Since 2003, building on its heavy-lift capability, Jumbo has rapidly established a sound
track record in the offshore subsea installation market. Engineering and safety awareness
stand at the forefront of a reliable operation.
It operates a fleet of 12 specialised heavy-lift vessels with a lifting capacity from
500t up to 1,800t. Starting in 2013, a new generation of vessels will be added with
record-breaking lifting capacity of 3,000t. Two J-1800 class vessels are equipped with a
DP2 system, enabling them to provide transport as well as offshore installation services.
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications
services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data
communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of
services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,500
staff in more than 40 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and
centres of commerce on every continent. For the year ending 31st December 2011, Inmarsat
plc had a total revenue of US$1,409m and EBITDA of US$854m. For the six-month period
ending 30th June 2012, Inmarsat plc had a total revenue of US$684m and EBITDA of US$381m.
Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For more information,
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