UASC embraces smart shipping with maritime satellite comms
Embracing the concept of ‘ smart shipping’, UASC ( United Arab Shipping Company) is deploying various technologies, including web- based fleet management, electronic document handling systems, and a better crew welfare offering. To achieve this, it approached Marlink for WaveCall Plus VSAT to provide the connectivity for 17 newly built advanced container ships.
Marlink will provide stable connectivity, future- proofed for HTS ( high throughput satellites) when available. The system combines Ku- band VSAT with L- band, and helps to improve crew services to stay in touch with family and friends on the phone, by email, or other online applications.