- About us
- IBJ Awards
- Free Sample
- Contact us
SCG connects with Castor Marine
(Posted on 10/07/20)
On its fleet, SCG offers its personnel a Crew Welfare Zone with free internet within the 12-mile (4G) zone. To realise this, SCG wanted a plug&play, cost-efficient system that is always operational and doesn’t interfere with the crew’s activities.
To make this happen, a seamless transition between 4G and the Inmarsat Fleetbroadband (or Iridium Open Port L-Band satellite connection) outside that zone was needed. Castor Marine’s 4G Connectivity Package (incl. dedicated software installed on the Peplink routers) ensures a seamless failover of connectivity between the 4G and satellite connection. Hence, the crew doesn’t notice the transition and simply can get on with their work. Furthermore, the connection allows for real-time data insights from any device.
When Clemens Ros and Marc van Gemert from SCG’s IT department wanted advice about a 4G service for its crew, Castor Marine came up with a hybrid connectivity solution switching between 4G LTE and L-band.
Marc van Gemert, IT Manager at SCG, says: “We chose Castor Marine because of the pleasant cooperation, correct pricing and their responsive way of working which ensures that the technical solution we were looking for was customised to our fleet. Actually, some of our captains have already reported that they had 4G connectivity at 45 nautical miles from the coast. We are looking forward to see the system installed and then be able to forget about it!”
Raymon Lubbers, sales director at Castor Marine says: “With our system, you’ll never have to check if an internet connection is still running when it shouldn’t. The services and equipment we deliver have to work, always. Both as crewmember and in the office, you don’t notice these things until it doesn’t work. We strive, on every vessel, to never reach that point. That is why we have tested and certified the 4G solution extensively. It is also the reason our Support Network Operating Centre is on call 24/7.”
Shipping Company Groningen was established at the end of 2016 after a merger between Feederlines, Navigia and Thorco Shipping Holland and provides full service shipmanagement services to a worldwide sailing fleet of around 35 vessels.
Castor Marine delivers secure internet connectivity and IT networks. The company is part of Castor Networks (est. 2005), privately owned and has offices in the Netherlands (HQ), Norway and France.
Bedeschi has been awarded a new contract by Nanjing Kisen International Engineering, part of CNBM Group... Read more
2020 has been a special year for DESMI. Founded in 1834, the company is one of Denmark’s oldest... Read more
Turkey’s Iskenderun Ship Management has provided a first reference for Nippon Paint Marine&rsquo... Read more
In just over a week Hydrex diver/technicians travelled to Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and France... Read more
From its creation three decades ago to its market leading position in global shipping today, Azipod... Read more
The port terminal operator SERMI in Pozzallo (Sicily), has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald... Read more
Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has signed an agreement with... Read more
Bruks Siwertell has recently secured a new Siwertell road-mobile ship unloader order for cement handing... Read more
Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing... Read more
Global safety solutions leader Survitec has unveiled a new face covering with protective features designed... Read more