Satellite communication systems provider Navarino 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.

Fleet Xpress, the Global Xpress maritime solution, delivers the reliable high-speed broadband connectivity and performance across all of the world’s oceans as well as facilitating innovative ‘Connected Ship’ applications.

Navarino has a global reputation for providing high quality satellite communications products and services for the maritime industry, including the Infinity solution with a client base of more than 500 shipping companies worldwide and covering all types of merchant vessels. It has an established and steadily growing international resellers’ network, and offers installation capability at major ports around the world, fully supported by strategically-located certified technical centres.

“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.”