Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Enhanced supports maritime digital transformation

Inmarsat has launched Fleet Xpress Enhanced, a portfolio of connectivity products to support the digital transformation of the maritime industry.

Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Enhanced supports maritime digital transformation
Inmarsat has launched Fleet Xpress Enhanced, a portfolio of connectivity products to support the digital transformation of the maritime industry.
The world’s oceans can be dangerous and unpredictable, but they are important for shipping, food, transport and research. IoT sensors help reduce risk while supporting critical operations and maintenance.

“This latest evolution of Fleet Xpress is not a standard VSAT service – it is a versatile, fully integrated modular solution that offers our valued customers a path to operational efficiency, decarbonization and improved crew well-being,” said Ben Palmer, President of Inmarsat Maritime.

“The combination of the world’s most secure and reliable satellite network with our existing range of value-added connectivity solutions supports the digitization of the entire industry and improves the safety and efficiency of international shipping operations.”

Powered by Inmarsat’s Ka-band global satellite network, Fleet Xpress is augmented by the Fleet Edge platform, which harnesses the power of edge computing and enables business partners to integrate their value-added services and host applications. Inmarsat says the connectivity provided by Fleet Xpress supports everything from email and basic office applications to the latest IoT solutions.

According to a survey by Wärtsilä Marine Business, two-thirds of shipping companies have started their digital journeys. Additionally, 69 percent of them are now exploring digital solutions.

“The digitization of the global shipping industry is putting more pressure on companies to accelerate their transformation projects and overcome their unique connectivity challenges,” explained Palmer.

Inmarsat continues to develop its satellite network ahead of expected significant growth in the coming years. By the end of 2023