Navarino, one of the world’s leading providers of satellite communications solutions to the merchant marine market, has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat to integrate Fleet Xpress into Navarino’ s existing service portfolio. Through the agreement, Navarino will bring more than 1,200 vessels to the Fleet Xpress service over a six-year period.
“This is a significant agreement for Inmarsat and our new Fleet Xpress service,” said Ronald Spithout, President of Inmarsat Maritime. “As a major Inmarsat partner, we are delighted that Navarino shares our vision for Fleet Xpress. Together with our partners, we are making the concept of the ‘Connected Ship’ a reality; delivering operational and crew welfare benefits that can make vessels more efficient, competitive and profitable. Today’s announcement deepens our valuable partnership and underscores Inmarsat’s position in the global maritime business.”
“Extending our strategic alliance with Inmarsat to bring Fleet Xpress to our portfolio represents a natural progression in a cooperation positioning Navarino at the cutting edge of maritime satellite communications,” said Dimitris Tsikopoulos CEO Navarino. “Both companies are committed to growing maritime broadband for diverse customer requirements, and to the investments and support needed to nurture this exciting market.”