UASC’s 18,800 TEU LNG-ready ultra-large containership, M.V. Barzan, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries will start its operational life with IP connectivity using Marlink VSAT.
MV Barzan is one of 17 (11 x 15,000 TEU and 6 x 18,800 TEU) new containerships built by Hyundai Heavy Industries for United Arab Shipping Company.
With reliable broadband, this new generation of containerships is online and connected to shore 24/7, Marlink informed in a statement.
The IP connectivity will enable UASC to continuously monitor engine performance and emissions, enabling voyage parameters to be adjusted per vessel and based on trends throughout the fleet. The connectivity provided by Marlink will also enable UASC’s fleet management system and electronic document handling systems, whilst providing significant bandwidth for crew communications.