Limassol, Cyprus; Framingham, MA: Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (‘BSM’) and World-Link Communications, Inc (‘World-Link’) jointly announce that they have reached a definitive agreement under which World-Link will acquire BSM’s telecommunication services business, Telaccount Overseas, with immediate effect.
“This agreement will benefit our customers and crew by unifying communication systems’ capabilities across our fleet and we are pleased to be selling Telaccount Overseas to our longtime partner and service provider, World-Link” said Norbert Aschmann, BSM Chief Executive Officer.
“We are fully confident that our continuing partnership with World-Link will maintain first class communication onboard and across our fleet” added Felix Leggewie, Chief Operating Officer of the Bernhard Schulte Group.
Asad Salameh, World-Link Communications President said ”We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Telaccount Overseas which is the culmination of a 20 year old relationship with the Bernhard Schulte Group, and will further strengthen our partnership with one of the most prestigious shipping companies in the world.
“Telaccount Overseas is an established and highly reputable telecommunication services provider to more than 1,000 vessels worldwide. We will ensure that these vessels continue to be served with the highest level of customer support, in addition to current and future customers of BSM benefiting further from World-Link’s advanced technology, systems and service capabilities.”
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement is a leading maritime solutions provider with an unparalleled concentration of ship and shore-based knowledge and expertise, built on over 100 years of shipping experience, and an unerring focus on safety, reliability and efficiency.
World-Link Communications is a vibrant, fast growing maritime satellite communications company, ISO 9001:2008 / Inmarsat Gold service provider certified, with a reputation for excellence. Since 1989, World-Link has been helping customers across the world merchant fleet to achieve their business objectives through the provision of tailored satellite communications solutions, including integrated hardware, software, satellite airtime, customized billing and technical support services.