Inmarsat and Blue Maritime Cluster join forces on shipping digitalisation

Inmarsat is working with Norway’s Blue Maritime Cluster to formulate how digital disruption will transform the traditional shipping industry and open up new opportunities for ship owners, marine technology companies and others in the influential network for innovation.

Based in Norway’s Møre region, the Blue Maritime Cluster is recognised by government as a global centre of expertise. Many of its marine technology suppliers are leading the drive to exploit shipboard sensors to monitor and manage equipment remotely.
Over twenty Cluster partners joined senior Inmarsat management for a digital disruption workshop in Ålesund on 21 March, to explore Inmarsat’s future bandwidth programmes, encouraging third party innovators and disrupters to develop applications that can exploit the capability of high-speed broadband services available via Fleet Xpress.

“The global, high speed, always-on connectivity offered by Fleet Xpress has proved a game-changer in the 12 months since launch, with thousands of ships committed to its unrivalled Ka-band plus L-band for back-up combination,” said Gert-Jan Panken, VP Application Sales, Inmarsat Maritime.

“Reaping the true data and performance rewards of the network requires an advanced platform, industry focus, innovation and cooperation.”