Marlink scores ‘double first’ to win Smart4Sea Connectivity and Leadership awards

Friday 25, February 2022

Awards are recognition of Marlink’s continuing contribution to advancing digitalisation and decarbonisation in the maritime industry

Oslo and Paris, 25 February, 2022. Marlink, the smart network company, has been recognised for its work supporting the maritime industry, winning the Smart4Sea Connectivity and Leadership Awards for 2022.

Marlink has been named winner in the Connectivity category for its ‘Smart Network’ strategy, which supports digitalisation by offering hybrid connectivity across multiple channels to keep vessels connected.

Specialised markets such as the maritime industry require the optimisation of network connectivity to meet specific challenges, delivering the network as a service to meet complex business requirements. This requires a combination of satellite and terrestrial carriers across multiple frequencies, beams and orbits, a service provider with an extensive ground-based backbone, a network optimised for use with hardware and software to provide certainty and quality that the shipping industry needs.

During the COVID-19 pandemic Marlink’s Maritime division set the standard for provision of remote connectivity, service and support using smart network solutions. With much of the world working from home, vessels required robust high throughput communications and access by engineers that would keep them functioning.

President, Maritime for Marlink Tore Morten Olsen, won the Leadership Award, which is presented to an individual who has provided industry leadership and contributed towards smarter shipping throughout their career.

Over the past five years as President, Maritime of Marlink, Tore Morten Olsen has played a significant role in supporting the maritime industry’s transition to digitalisation, with a focus on helping vessel operators adopt smarter ways of working, gather data on their operations and protect their assets from cyber threats.

Under Olsen’s leadership, Marlink has seen significant growth in its business, with ever higher data throughput recorded as more and more shipping companies begin or accelerate their journey to digital operations.

Our congratulations go to Tore Morten who is a worthy winner of the Leadership Award for his work in providing the vision needed to provide the maritime industry with the tools and solutions it needs

said Erik Ceuppens, Chief Executive Officer, Marlink Group.

Marlink believes that digitalisation and decarbonisation requires a smart hybrid communications network capable of responding to changes in conditions but always keeping owners in touch and the Connectivity Award reflects the success of this strategy.

The Smart4Sea Awards ceremony was broadcasted online during the dedicated virtual event hold on February 23, 2022. More details about the awards may be found at

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 IT, cyber 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.

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