PACC Ship Managers is expanding VSAT across its managed fleet of tankers, multipurpose vessels and bulk carriers
It has extended its contract for Ku-band connectivity with Satcom Global’s Aura network to provide more operational communications and crew welfare services for another three years.
PaccShip is the inhouse ship management arm of the PCL Group. It manages more than 50 ships for PCL and third parties comprising dry bulk carriers, product/chemical tankers and gas carriers.
PaccShip technical department manager Kok Chai Choo was positive about the contract renewal for Aura VSAT. “The team understands our vessels’ operational requirements and continues to deliver a reliable communications connectivity that consistently meets our needs for both performance and value, supporting our commitment to maritime business excellence and crew wellbeing,” he said.
PaccShip employs more than 1,500 seafarers through its representative offices in Beijing (China), Jakarta (Indonesia), Manila (Philippines), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and London (UK).
PCL’s fleet includes 21 bulk carriers and nine tankers. Its fleet of bulk carriers includes five Handysize, six Supramax grab-fitted ships, five Panamax, two post-Panamax and three Capesize bulk carriers, all built at Imabari, Sanoyas, Onomichi and Tsuneishi shipyards.
PCL’s tanker fleet includes two Handysize and three Panamax MR tankers, with another five MR tankers built this year. These newbuildings will be fitted with Satcom Global’s Aura VSAT later this year.
Satcom Global provides a wide range of bandwidth options with a committed information rate.
It is adding new Ku-band beams to the Aura network to increase capacity in connectivity hotspots and trading routes and to expand coverage.
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