Inmarsat, Norway join forces on shipping digitalisation

Inmarsat has announced that is working with the Blue Maritime Cluster to formulate how digital disruption will transform the traditional shipping industry and open up new opportunities for ship owners, marine technology companies and others in the influential network for innovation.

Blue Maritime Cluster partners joined senior Inmarsat management for a digital disruption workshop in Ålesund, on 21 March, to explore Inmarsat’s future bandwidth programmes, encouraging third party innovators and disrupters to develop applications that can exploit the high-speed broadband services available via Fleet Xpress.

Gert-Jan Panken, VP Application Sales, Inmarsat Maritime, said that “partnership with forward-looking networks like the Blue Maritime Cluster will help make the maritime data revolution a reality. Now is a critical moment for ship/shore connectivity, calling for thought leadership and disruption inside the industry, as well as disruption from outside”.