Wireless Maritime Services and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Renew Onboard Cellular Service Agreement
MIRAMAR, Fla., September 16, 2021 - Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have renewed their long-term agreement for cellular services onboard Fred. Olsen’s entire fleet of cruise ships. With this renewed partnership Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines guests and crew will continue to stay connected at sea with fast, reliable service available across the globe.
The United Kingdom based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, known for smaller ships and personal service, recently acquired two ships to add to its fleet for a total of four cruise vessels. Wireless Maritime Services will exclusively provide cellular connectivity on all four ships - including the new Borealis and Bolette. The Borealis recently set sail in July out of Liverpool and the Bolette sailed from Dover in mid-August, with the remaining two other vessels scheduled to sail fourth quarter of 2021 and first quarter of 2022.
Damon Impett, Director of IT at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said, “We have worked with Wireless Maritime Services for six years, and value their support and service in providing cellular services aboard our fleet. Having good connectivity aboard our ships is not only vital for our own business operations, it also provides an invaluable resource to our guests and crew during their time at sea. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with WMS as we resume operations across the rest of our fleet.”
Michael Abdul, VP of Sales at Wireless Maritime Services added, “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with FOCL. Fred. Olsen has been a wonderful partner to work with and we look forward to providing excellent onboard connectivity for their guests and crew in the coming years.”
For more information about Wireless Maritime Services please visit wmsatsea.com.
About Wireless Maritime Services (WMS)
Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) enables digital transformation shaping the future of maritime connecting people, data and things through best in class cellular networks supporting roaming and IoT solutions. WMS also offers Wi-Fi and cellular design, installation and management solutions for multiple industries. WMS has been a pioneer in wireless maritime network and cellular roaming since 2004 leading in radio frequency (RF) engineering for some of the most prestigious maritime brands in the world. WMS is headquartered in Miramar, Florida, USA. Follow WMS on LinkedIn at Wireless Maritime Services (WMS).
About Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines operates a fleet of smaller-sized ships, which allow them to proudly sail their own course. Their dedicated team of journey planners handcraft the line’s sailings from scratch each year, enabling guests to experience the best in the destinations they visit. Fred. Olsen resumed sailing in July 2021 with new ship Borealis, followed by new flagship Bolette in mid-August. The two ships, purchased in the summer of 2020 during the company’s pause in operations, complement existing ships Balmoral and Braemar perfectly, bringing an array of new and exciting facilities, from all-weather pools, two-tiered theatres and culinary demonstration venues, to more bars and lounges and wonderful spas.Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.
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Wireless Maritime Services and Carrier Transicold Announce Vessel Capabilities for TripLINK Platform
MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 16, 2021 – Through an integration with Carrier Transicold’s TripLINK(TM) platform, Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) IoT at Sea vessel network offers enhanced benefits to seafarers and onshore teams by providing uninterrupted, temperature-controlled transport and storage of frozen and perishable goods from producer to consumer.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Carrier Transicold to help drive a healthier, safer, more sustainable cold chain. Our combined solution brings unique capabilities at a critical time when the COVID-19 global pandemic is showing the world the importance of maritime trade for life’s necessities including perishable food and medicine,” said Lee Mabie, Vice President Strategy, Product Development and Marketing for Wireless Maritime Services (WMS).
Willy Yeo, Director of Marketing, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold added, “Integrating TripLINK with WMS IoT vessel network will deliver greater visibility, efficiency and 24/7 monitoring at sea. For onshore teams using the TripLINK application, they can now have global visibility of the exact location of their fleet and remotely manage TripLINK-enabled containers at sea, thereby giving asset operators and owners alike greater ease of mind, transparency and control over their refrigerated containers.”
Seafarers (crew members) are empowered with a more efficient, easier and safer container management solution at sea. “Seafarers are the heart of maritime shipping. They work tirelessly at sea moving ninety percent of global trade so the world can live, work and play. Today they also face COVID-19 restrictions extending their time at sea, impeding crew changes and limiting access to ports for respite. We are committed to empower seafarers with capabilities to increase efficiency and safety for easier container management at sea,” Mabie noted.
First, crew members will be able to access the TripLINK application centrally on the vessel to manage containers wirelessly reducing, or eliminating, the need for manual inspections thus improving safety - especially in rough seas.
Second, equipped with mobile handsets, crew manage container alerts from anywhere on the ship, making the process more efficient. These mobile handsets receive container alarms, allowing the crew to acknowledge the alarm and rectify any potential issues. With TripLINK’s bay load plan file integration, simple text alarms include the exact container location on the ship and a summary of the alarm, resulting in quicker response time and ultimately minimizing potential cargo loss.
Finally, in the event of satellite outage, continuity of service is maintained on the vessel so crew members can still manage TripLINK-enabled containers at sea and receive container alerts on their mobile handsets. Druid Software’s RAEMIS platform is integrated with WMS vessel network providing this capability.
This solution by Carrier Transicold and WMS complies with IoT standards for vessel networks.
For more information about the integrated Carrier Transicold TripLINK and WMS IoT at Sea solution, please visit wmsatsea.com.
About Wireless Maritime Services (WMS)
Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) enables digital transformation shaping the future of maritime connecting people, data and things through IoT, cellular and Wi-Fi networks at sea. WMS has been a pioneer in wireless maritime network and cellular roaming since 2004 leading in radio frequency (RF) and satellite engineering for some of the most prestigious maritime brands in the world. WMS is headquartered in Miramar, Florida, USA. Additional information about WMS is available at wmsatsea.com. Follow WMS on LinkedIn at Wireless Maritime Services (WMS).
About Druid Software
Druid Software is a core cellular network software company based in Ireland. Established in 2001 Druid has evolved into one of the world's leaders in Private 5G & 4G Cellular technology over the last 20 years. Druids RaemisTM platform is a mature 3GPP compliant 4G/5G core network, with unique features designed specifically for business and mission critical use.
Druids mature RaemisTM platform is in use today by ISPs and Enterprises for mission critical environments in the U.S, Asia and Europe. Druid technology enables solutions in different areas including enterprise communications, IoT, mobile edge computing, and public safety. For more information, please visit https://www.druidsoftware.com
Source: Globe Tracker
Globe Tracker’s Sense Vessel solution developed together with maritime IoT, Wi-Fi and cellular services leader Wireless Maritime Services (WMS), and LTE core network software provider Druid, have announced an expanded feature set for easy-to-use vessel mobile services empowering seafarers to provide superior and safer container management at sea.
The GT Sense Vessel solution consists of an onboard private 4G LTE cellular network which can wirelessly communicate with Globe Tracker IoT enabled reefer containers on any size vessel, with the ability to monitor containers locally and transmit information over satellite to land based central control centers. These features enable crew members to respond in real-time to container incidents on vessels.
“The manual monitoring of reefer containers at sea is a complex and often inefficient process, and crew safety is always of paramount importance – especially during rough seas. Onboard wireless IoT networks are simpler, more efficient, reduce potential damage or loss of cargo loads, and provide additional safety to crew members”, said Don Miller, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Globe Tracker.
Globe Tracker Sense Vessel is enhanced with an onboard bay load plan viewer to manage containers from a single console on the bridge. This feature eliminates, or removes, the need for manual inspection. Crew members are also equipped with mobile devices to allow the receipt and management of alarms and notifications from anywhere on the ship – including cargo holds and crew areas. Read More
Carrier Transicold’s TripLINK Platform Adds Enhanced Shipboard and Global Monitoring Capabilities
SINGAPORE - Jan. 27, 2021
Carrier Transicold’s TripLINK™ platform for refrigerated container monitoring has been enhanced with capabilities to integrate with vessel-based wireless networks for improved shipboard cargo visibility and operations efficiency. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.
“Our latest software update significantly expands the current suite of monitoring and control capabilities of the TripLINK platform,” said Willy Yeo, director of marketing, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. Read More