Dualog #100 for Rickmers

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Dualog #100 for Rickmers

Tromsø, Norway – 6 May 2015, German owned Rickmers Group has completed the installation of Dualog Connection Suite on ship number one hundred of their fleet. Rickmers Group CEO
Dr. Ignace Van Meenen and Dualog CEO Morten Lind-Olsen marked the occasion in conjunction with a recent gathering in Hamburg.

Strategic choice
“When we chose Dualog Connection Suite as our tool for managing ship-to-shore data communications, it was a strategic decision made for the future,” says Dr. Ignace Van Meenen. “Reliable and secure data communications is about far more than mere communications, it is an essential part of the business itself. And when you operate more than 100 vessels like our company, it’s also a matter of handling one’s own growth in a well-balanced and forward-looking way. Let me put it this way: when we chose Dualog, we didn’t just buy a communications system. We bought a strategic tool to help scale our business.”

A demanding and inspiring customer
“From day one, Rickmers has set high standards for their needs, and this has meant that we have had to be on our toes at all times in order to ensure a good delivery,” says Dualog’s Morten Lind-Olsen. “It is therefore particularly gratifying to see that today the customer feels that Dualog Connection Suite has contributed towards a more efficient and flexible handling of data communications on so many ships in service worldwide.”

Facts:
Dualog has been a leading airtime-independent provider of maritime communications services since 1994. Dualog develops and delivers complete solutions for ship-shore data communications, which enable customers to streamline operations, optimise use of available bandwidth and manage costs on vessels.

About Rickmers Group
With its Head Offices in Hamburg and Singapore, the Rickmers Group is an international service provider for the shipping industry. Its international structure comprises over 20 offices in eleven countries and more than 50 agents worldwide. The Rickmers Group's business activities are grouped into three segments: Maritime Assets, Maritime Services and the Rickmers-Linie.

In the Maritime Assets segment the Rickmers Group is active as Asset Manager for its own vessels and also for those of third parties. Rickmers initiates and coordinates shipping projects, organises financing and acquires, charters and sells ships. In the Maritime Services business segment the Rickmers Group provides ship management services for the Rickmers Group's own vessels as well as for those owned by third parties; these services comprise technical and operational management, crewing, newbuild supervision, consultancy and insurance-related services. In the Rickmers-Linie business segment the Rickmers Group operates as a shipping line for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, and additionally offers individual voyages.
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Katarina Marais, International Marketing Manager, Dualog.
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