Marlink completes migration of UNI-TANKERS’ fleet to its hybrid network

Monday 9, January 2023

Danish tanker operator will leverage high-quality hybrid network solutions, including cyber security, to power digitalised operations

Oslo and Paris, 09 January 2023. Marlink, the smart network solutions company, has completed the migration of UNI-TANKERS’ owned fleet to its global hybrid network solution.

The Danish shipping company UNI-TANKERS, recognised for its high operational quality, selected Marlink as an expert partner to support its digital transformation, combining hybrid high-throughput connectivity with cloud-data access, remote IT support, and proactive cyber security to improve performance and operational safety. UNI-TANKERS operates a fleet of approximately 40 owned and chartered oil and chemical tankers, and its customers include some of the world’s best-known producers, refiners, and manufacturers.

Marlink has equipped all vessels owned by UNI-TANKERS with future-proof smart network solutions, combining the full potential of global VSAT, L-band backup, and global 4G connectivity, together with a range of digital solutions including CyberGuard and ITLink IT solutions. Through its XChange platform Marlink will deliver a fully managed service including network management and secure file transfers between ship and shore.

Using the smart routing capabilities of the XChange platform, UNI-TANKERS’ vessels will be able to send and receive data on the most appropriate channel and process data onboard at the edge of the network. Remote IT support is enabled via ITLink while Marlink’s CyberGuard Threat Detection solution provides a proactive layer of security to business and crew communications. Unified Threat Management (UTM) with next-generation firewall functions has also been recently implemented.

Marlink’s hybrid network solution will enable UNI-TANKERS to further enhance its operations, including high volume data transfer to and from its vessels for safe and efficient navigation as well as compliance with prevailing vetting and inspection regimes.

UNI-TANKERS’ business is built on high-quality service and long-term relationships, and the safe operation of our vessels has the highest priority of both the company and our people, said Michael Hust, IT Manager at UNI-TANKERS. Partnering with Marlink has enabled us to take our fleet operations to a new level increasing both operational flexibility and safety which in turn enables us to deliver an even higher level of service to our customers.
We are delighted to have completed this successful migration of the UNI-TANKERS fleet to Marlink’s smart hybrid network, a process that relied on close co-operation and a commitment to quality, said Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink. We look forward to fully service UNI-TANKERS’ global operations with the best-in-class network solution.

About Uni-Tankers

Uni-Tankers is an expert in transportation of liquid cargo.
Safe and cost-effective transportation of liquid cargo requires constant surveillance and operational excellence as well as in-depth knowledge of the cargo and an understanding of the people involved. Uni-Tanker’s expert knowledge is a guarantee for maximum safety.
As a leading shipping company, Uni-Tankers offers shipping services and solutions to Shipowners, Investors, Brokers and Partners. This includes chartering and operation of chemical tankers, time-charter arrangements, commercial management, newbuilding projects, joint ventures and general ship brokering. All this is made possible by carefully selecting and training all staff both ashore and at sea to meet the customers’ requirements and those set forth by both national and foreign maritime authorities.

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.