GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Consilium Marine Group and Orange Business Services announced they have signed a high-level global cooperation agreement for maritime satellite services. The collaboration combines Orange’s satellite and maritime experience with Consilium’s leadership in safety and navigation solutions for the shipping industry.
Consilium will globally market Orange marine VSAT communication solutions through its 34 offices in 19 countries.
Orange Satellite Services includes a VSAT satellite communication system specially developed for marine communications and that integrates vessels into a corporate network enabling access to all business applications as if the vessel is a terrestrial office.
“We look forward to progressing this cooperation agreement, and it will also allow us to develop our systems to their full extent for compliance with the industry’s never-ending enhancement of safety requirements,” said Ove Hansson, president of Consilium AB. “Improved communication for verbal and written conversation and remote diagnostics are only a few features enabling this and that can be made possible by this collaboration.”
Roger Söderberg, Vice President Nordics & Baltics, Orange Business Services, said: “The success of this cooperation agreement will bring more customer value to the respective offers of Consilium and Orange Business Services. Working together, we can provide customers the option of having their products and systems from Consilium integrated into a communications system that provides real-time broadband services to vessels wherever they are. Through this solution, Consilium products and systems can be managed from the shore which can lead to decreased operational costs, such as saving fuel thanks to ECDIS.”