Marlink and Alpha Ori Technologies partner to combine expertise to provide best-in-class IoT services

Monday 17, April 2023


Together they will deliver an integrated solution to collect onboard data and provide actionable insights vessel operators can use to improve operational efficiency and support critical maintenance routines.

Oslo and Paris, 17 April 2023. Marlink, the smart network solutions company has signed an MoU to create a strategic partnership with Singapore’s Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT) to support shipowners, ship managers and charterers in collecting data and providing advanced analytics they need to improve vessel performance and monitor health of onboard systems.

The MoU will see the two entities cooperate to bring vessel performance improvements using AOT’s SMARTShip™ and Marlink’s BridgeLink platforms, optimising services for delivery via Marlink’s hybrid network, enjoying streamlined and secure delivery of data and resources.

By combining improved navigational safety and voyage performance data with predictive maintenance and digital services, these two market leaders can deliver a best-in-class service experience for shipowners, vessel operators and managers across the maritime industry.

SMARTShip™ is a digital platform that delivers real time analytics to increase operational efficiency. AOT’s goal is to provide insights that unlock investment opportunities to secure the most promising returns. Easy to use, it enables faster decision making in day-to-day operations.

BridgeLink is a solution that connects to any data-enabled equipment installed onboard ship, collecting data which is saved to the cloud for analysis by the client or third parties. By streamlining the data collection process from onboard systems it can support competitiveness by maximising vessel availability.

Feedback collected by AOT and Marlink suggests that the vast majority of shipping companies will not hire IoT and data specialists or make investments on in-house IT infrastructure to capture the operational data they need; preferring to use off-the-shelf analytical apps that will provide insights and recommendations based on turned contextualised data into actionable information.

The value of data to shipping’s digitalisation and decarbonisation process cannot be underestimated but not every shipowner has the resources to manage the capture of data or to turn this into performance information, said Nicolas Furgé, President, Digital, Marlink. This partnership with AOT gives shipowners a platform that can manage both vessel operations and the maintenance planning to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
It is imperative for ship owners and Operators to leverage on real time digital data and make decisions based on real time analytics. We see a sense of urgency and an upward trend in adoption driven by the sustainability agenda the maritime sector has embraced. This partnership with Marlink will help us in scaling and leveraging on Marlink’s data acquisition platform for a faster SaaS deployment said Bala Sankaran, Co-CEO, Alpha Ori Technologies.

About Marlink

Marlink is the trusted partner in fully managed smart network solutions, based on an intelligent hybrid network and unrivalled digital solutions.

The company provides Smart Network Solutions, connecting people and assets around the globe and across all markets where conventional connectivity cannot reach or is not available. Marlink’s Intelligent Hybrid Network combines global satcom and terrestrial technologies via a proprietary global infrastructure.

The Marlink Smart Edge, an integrated service delivery platform, orchestrates and optimises all network elements and applications, from data handling and IT to application-based routing (SD Wan), cloud and Digital Solutions, including remote data and ITcyber security as well as IoT/OT solutions.

This provides customers with full ‘Peace of Mind’ that their chosen network solution is fully optimised, integrated and has the security required to operate more profitably and sustainably, increasing their efficiency and safety through operational optimisation, tracking and routing, monitoring and reporting.

Marlink’s Smart Network Solutions are provided as Managed Services meeting the highest quality standards and service level agreements. The company proactively monitors and supports network solutions, providing alerts, reporting and insights on performance and usage of connectivity, systems, and applications as well as advice and consultancy on how to further optimise customer networks.

About Alpha Ori Technologies

Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT) is a B2B Technology company headquartered in Singapore with overseas product development offices in India and the United States. Alpha Ori’s vision is to digitally enable all floating enterprises with cutting-edge technologies – IoT, Machine Learning and Cloud-based Big Data science – to drive remote operations, enhance operational efficiency and achieve the highest levels of safety on board ships.