Utrecht/De Meern, The Netherlands. Castor Networks, the Utrecht-based Satellite Service provider and teleport operator, has appointed Filip Vanheer as Business Development Director Fleet and Offshore. “Filip’s long term experience with global MNC’s and large corporations in the maritime industry will strongly support our ambitions in the field of merchant marine and offshore vessels,” says Edwin Cras, Managing Director.
Wagenborg Shipping signs multi-year contract with Castor Marine for delivery of global maritime Internet and IT services on 40+ Wagenborg vessels
Amsterdam, 4 May 2017 — Castor Marine, the Netherlands based maritime communications and IT services provider, announces today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract with Wagenborg Shipping. The contract covers the delivery of 40+ new VSAT systems with satellite Internet based on Castor’s global VSAT network, Inmarsat Fleetbroadband as back-up for the VSAT service and IT support for the vessel LAN infrastructure. Castor Marine will provide an end-to-end solution including installation and onboard support worldwide.
Castor Networks launches new worldwide one stop shop formula for maritime IT and communication after takeover Watum Solutions
The Netherlands, January 16, 2017 – Castor Networks has acquired Watum Solutions effective immediately, a prominent supplier of IT networks and satellite communication for the shipping and offshore industry. Watum Solutions is specialized in designing, installing and maintaining IT and VSAT systems on board of commercial vessels, offshore vessels and drilling platforms and is active in Europe, Africa, the Mexican Gulf, the Caribbean Sea and the Middle-East.
Intelsat 21 mobility beam provides coverage to vessels sailing across the South Atlantic. The integration of the Intelsat 21 mobility beam to Castor’s existent coverage means the company now has a complete Northern and Southern maritime coverage over the Atlantic Ocean.