Amsterdam, 4 May 2017 — Castor Marine, the Netherlands based maritime communications and IT services provider, announces today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract with Wagenborg Shipping. The contract covers the delivery of 40+ new VSAT systems with satellite Internet based on Castor’s global VSAT network, Inmarsat Fleetbroadband as back-up for the VSAT service and IT support for the vessel LAN infrastructure. Castor Marine will provide an end-to-end solution including installation and onboard support worldwide.
Theo Klimp, Fleet Director at Wagenborg Shipping, said: “Increasing business and crew demand for fast and reliable internet requires an integrated IT and communication solution from a proven satellite service provider. Castor Marine is not only a satellite network operator with its own teleport facilities, but also understands and supports our IT infrastructure onboard. They are able to provide a full end-to-end solution including hardware lease, VSAT bandwidth, Inmarsat Fleetbroadband airtime and installation and support. We found in Castor Marine a partner that has, and can further develop, services to support our IT requirements over time. Castor Marine has installed VSAT systems on 9 vessels already, and our crew members are very satisfied.”
Ivo Veldkamp, CEO of Castor Marine, concluded: “We are honored that Wagenborg Shipping places their trust in us. This deal also underlines our unique selling points for the maritime market: Castor Marine not only offers highly reliable maritime Ku-band services as a network operator, but also designs and support the IT infrastructure to meet the needs of business and crew welfare applications of the most demanding customers, such as Wagenborg Shipping.”
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About Castor Marine
Castor Marine is a specialized maritime communication and IT service provider serving Superyachts, Offshore and Commercial vessels. Castor Marine provides maritime VSAT, Iridium Openport, Inmarsat Fleetbroadband, 3G/4G data services and a suite of value added services such as Telephony, Crew Calling and fully integrated IT solutions on board. All maritime communications solutions are backed by strong 24/7 NOC support, on-board installation and support capabilities. Castor Marine is a division of Castor Networks a leading global VSAT network operator and Teleport operator. As owner operator of both the teleport and VSAT platforms Castor Marine can truly guarantee its service levels and provide excellent support to its customers. For more information, visit http://www.castormarine.com