Mar 17, 2023 | Marine electronics & digitalisation news

Digitalisation and network technology provider Marlink and ABS Wavesight, the ABS-affiliated maritime software as a service (SaaS) company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on using optimised connectivity to support efficient delivery of sustainability services and data to clients’ vessels.

The agreement connects Marlink’s network with the voyage optimisation and vessel management services provided by ABS Wavesight. The partners will collaborate to enable mutual clients to enhance their use of digital tools and applications using the optimised Marlink network.

Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink, said: “Marlink is delighted to have put in place this agreement with ABS Wavesight, an innovative partner whose approach to the challenges faced by the maritime industry and the solutions required links so closely with our own. We look forward to helping our mutual clients enjoy improved access to ABS Wavesight services and investigate how to further optimize connectivity for the next generation of digital services.”

Together, the companies will work to improve connectivity and integration of software and services into client ships and systems. Vessel operators will benefit from faster and more regular data updates that can help them improve vessel performance and optimise voyage execution.

ABS Wavesight CEO Paul Sells said: “ABS Wavesight is an industry advocate for both digitalisation and decarbonisation, delivering unmatched value through its suite of products and integrated solutions and providing the insights needed for vessels to operate more efficiently. As we continue to partner with companies such as Marlink, we’re expanding our reach and strengthening our ability to help clients gain visibility into their existing operations to mitigate risk and deliver operational excellence.”

Launched in late 2022 and built on ABS’ 160-year legacy of maritime innovation and safety, ABS Wavesight combines platforms, Nautical Systems and My Digital Fleet, which are collectively installed on more than 5,000 vessels. ABS Wavesight’s integrated solutions ensure a cohesive user experience that reduces costs, improves safety and enhances overall efficiency.

Marlink operates advanced ICT networks, comprising connectivity across all available channels, including VSAT, L-band, 4G/5G and, most recently, services offered by Starlink and OneWeb. These ‘new-LEO’ services will provide maritime market users with very high throughput and low latency connectivity, blended with Marlink’s guaranteed throughput VSAT offerings.

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