Marlink IT Solution for Höegh Autoliners

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 27, 2019

Photo credit: Ignacio Rey

Photo credit: Ignacio Rey

Marlink signed a new agreement with Höegh Autoliners to supply the international transport and logistics company’s 38 car and truck carriers with the maritime-optimized IT solution, KeepUp@Sea, part of Marlink's new ITLink portfolio.

Marlink will provide managed services designed to ensure the resilience and compliance of the vessel IT networks on Höegh vessels. Onboard implementation of the service is estimated to start in September, after hardware delivery and shore tests have been completed.

KeepUp@Sea is designed to enable Höegh to keep its IT systems always available, updated and secured, and to achieve material cost savings in operations. Over-the-air (OTA) applications and file distribution will limit the risk of human error, and dramatically reduce the resources and time required for updating software and antivirus manually.

Marlink is also assisting Höegh Autoliners to improve IT compliance, ensuring readiness for new regulations and guidelines, including the IMO 2021 Cyber Security section. Marlink’s ITLink solutions portfolio is also future-proofed to accommodate fleet expansion and processes of controlled change.

“Our comprehensive, integrated ITLink portfolio of IT solutions is a bespoke means of enabling an efficient, cost-effective vessel ICT environment that requires less human interaction on board and by the customer’s IT team," said Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink. "We are confident that Höegh Autoliners will see significant value of moving towards a maritime IT environment optimized for ‘floating offices’ including over-the-air file deployment, software updates or changes, to stay fully compliant towards both regulatory bodies and industry best practice.”

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