Naftomar: Enhancing Crew Wellbeing and Revolutionizing Maritime Connectivity with Starlink & Evo2

NAFTOMAR SHIPPING AND TRADING CO LTD, a renowned maritime company specializing in GAZ and oil transportation, boasts an extensive fleet of vessels for the global movement of GAZ and oil products. Established in 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon, Naftomar’s origins as a trading house focused on petroleum product distribution within the Mediterranean have evolved into a leading player in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector.

In an era of rapid technological advancement and a growing focus on human-centric solutions, established maritime leader Naftomar continues to innovate. This case study explores their partnership with MarPoint, seamlessly integrating Starlink’s groundbreaking connectivity with MarPoint’s advanced Evo2 Router. This collaboration not only addresses the industry-wide issue of limited maritime connectivity but also underscores Naftomar’s dedication to fostering crew wellbeing and operational efficiency.

A Longstanding Collaboration with MarPoint

Naftomar’s enduring partnership with MarPoint highlights their trust in their solutions. They leverage MarPoint’s expertise to establish secure vessel networks while delivering exceptional crew welfare services. Over the past years, Naftomar seamlessly deployed the Evo2 Router across their fleet, harnessing cutting-edge technology that aligns with class requirements and best practices in cybersecurity.

Our enduring partnership has played a pivotal role in driving positive changes within Naftomar’s operations. The implementation of MarPoint’s Evo2 Router has significantly bolstered our vessels’ network management, cybersecurity, and operational efficiency. This success has further motivated us to once again collaborate with MarPoint for the seamless integration of Starlink’s transformative connectivity solutions.

Through the seamless integration of Starlink’s cutting-edge connectivity and MarPoint’s Evo2 Router, Naftomar has reshaped maritime operations, effectively bridging the gap between sea and shore. Our crew members now experience unparalleled connectivity, erasing the boundary between onboard and onshore life.

This evolution not only uplifts crew welfare but also enhances operational efficiency, reflecting our unwavering commitment to their well-being. This integration signifies a monumental leap in the maritime industry, where the synergy of technology and collaboration propels us toward a more illuminated and interconnected future for all stakeholders.
Dimitris Dellios
IT Manager

Prioritizing Crew Wellbeing

By integrating Starlink’s transformative connectivity solutions, Naftomar, in partnership with MarPoint, aligns perfectly with the industry’s renewed emphasis on crew welfare. This investment goes beyond operational gains. It demonstrates Naftomar’s commitment to fostering an environment where crew members can stay connected, informed, and experience an elevated quality of life at sea.

Addressing the Challenge: Limited Connectivity

Limited connectivity has long plagued the maritime industry, negatively impacting crew well-being and operational efficiency. Recognizing this challenge, Naftomar sought to provide reliable, high-quality connectivity and seamless communication between vessels and onshore operations.

The Solution: A State-of-the-Art Approach

To address these challenges, Naftomar partnered with MarPoint to implement a revolutionary solution. This involved integrating Starlink’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity, terrestrial 4G/5G networks, the Evo2 Router, and MarPoint’s Administration and Management Platform.

Key Benefits: A Multifaceted Approach

Enhanced Crew Wellbeing Services: Through Starlink’s advanced connectivity, combined with GEO satellites and terrestrial networks via the Evo2 Router, Naftomar achieved a paradigm shift in crew welfare. Starlink Maritime ensures uninterrupted, high-speed internet connectivity at sea, allowing crew members to stay connected with loved ones. By alleviating feelings of isolation, Starlink significantly contributes to crew mental well-being, safety, and productivity.

Optimized Connectivity with Evo2 Router and Management Platform: Beyond Starlink’s impact, the Evo2 Router and MarPoint’s Management Platform offer further transformation. The Evo2 Router optimizes network traffic for seamless connectivity, while the platform provides insights into performance, consumption, and connection status. This integration enhances crew welfare and streamlines vessel operations.

  • Comprehensive Insights: The platform equips Naftomar’s IT Managers with data on performance, consumption, and connection status across vessels. Leveraging the Evo2 Router, the platform offers comprehensive Starlink performance metrics, facilitating proactive network management.

  • Consumption Analysis: In-depth analysis of Starlink consumption patterns allows IT Managers to optimize data utilization. Real-time obstruction monitoring safeguards against connectivity disruptions, minimizing downtime.

  • Status Updates and Alerts: Real-time status updates and alerts empower stakeholders with information about the vessel’s Starlink connection. This transparency facilitates efficient decision-making and troubleshooting.

Leading the Charge in Maritime Innovation

By integrating Starlink, Evo2 Router, and MarPoint’s Management Platform, Naftomar leads the charge in elevating crew welfare standards. Improved crew services and optimized connectivity result in content and productive crew members. Advanced insights empower IT Managers to ensure uninterrupted operations. Naftomar’s collaboration with MarPoint exemplifies their commitment to innovation and crew well-being, establishing them as pioneers in transforming maritime connectivity and operational efficiency. This case study underscores how technology, collaboration, and a focus on crew welfare drive positive transformation within the industry, setting new benchmarks for operational excellence and human-centric care.

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