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Mackay Marine Spain Opens Santander, Serving Spain’s Busy Northern Ports and Now Encircles the Iberian Peninsula

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Mackay Marine is pleased to announce the opening of its newest marine electronics sales and service center in Santander, in the North of Spain. Santander is centrally located amongst the primary ports of northern Spain. From our new office in Santander, Mackay Spain can quickly respond to service, inspection, and installation requests in the ports… Read More


Mackay Satellite Team Shares Connectivity Solutions at IWCE 2021, Las Vegas

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Mackay Satellite Services team returns for the 8th year to IWCE-2021, Booth #855, Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 29-30. Showcasing the latest in satellite connectivity solutions for business continuity, public safety & healthcare emergency preparedness & response, remote communications, telemed, and more. Featuring equipment & tailored airtime plans from Iridium, Inmarsat, Cobham Satcom, Thales, Icom,… Read More


Mackay Marine Selected as Iridium GMDSS Global Service Provider Partner

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Global marine electronics and satellite communications provider, Mackay Communications, Inc., dba Mackay Marine, is proud to announce it has joined the select cadre of worldwide Iridium GMDSS Service Providers for Iridium’s new Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service.  Mackay is similarly a global partner with Lars Thrane A/S, the first, and currently the… Read More


Mackay Spain Expands Marine Service Locations to Las Palmas, Canary Islands

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We’re pleased to announce the opening of Mackay Spain’s latest marine service office, in the port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands (Spain); a cluster of islands located off Africa’s northwestern coast. Las Palmas is one of the first ports in the Mid-Atlantic, at the crossroads between Europe, Africa, and America; being a bunkering stop for… Read More


Seall, an Innovative Navigation Software Solutions Firm Partners with Mackay’s Global Sales & Service Network

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Seall, A Marine Technology Company, Expands with Key Global Partner, Mackay Marine August 19, 2021……Aberdeen, Scotland-based Seall, has secured a partnership with global marine electronics and service provider, Mackay Marine, to distribute Seall’s suite of innovative software solutions and products to the maritime industry, as they expand their worldwide footprint. Mackay Marine, headquartered in North… Read More


Second Nichols Brothers Fast-Ferry Delivered to Kitsap Transit, Mackay Electronics Package

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Mackay Marine congratulates Nichols Brothers Boat Builders on the August 2021 delivery of the M/V Commander, the second of two NBBB Fast Ferries, commissioned by Kitsap Transit, public transportation authority in Bremerton, WA, USA. This state-of-of-the-art ferry is the sister ship of the M/V Enetai; a 140’ long, 255-passenger catamaran; efficiently delivering commuters to Seattle,… Read More


JUNE 20, 2021 GPS ROLLOVER is Approaching – Potential GPS Navigation Impact – Act NOW!

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Ensure your GPS equipment has been updated or replaced so critical Comm/Nav electronics provide accurate readings. June 2021 GPS ROLLOVER impacts the following FURUNO devices: GPS Navigator – GP-32, GP-80 & GP-90; and Dual GPS GP-90 & GP-150 DGPS Navigator – GP-37 GPS Receivers – GP-320B GPS /Plotter/ Sounder – GP-1640 & GP-1640F GPS &… Read More


Mackay Marine South Africa Becomes Raytheon Anschutz Sales & Service Distribution Partner

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Mackay Marine Partners with Raytheon Anschütz as Distribution & Service Representative in South Africa Raleigh, NC, USA   . . .  In early March 2021, Mackay Marine finalized the agreement with Raytheon Anschütz GmbH, establishing Mackay Marine South Africa (Pty) Ltd. as a Raytheon Anschütz Sales and Service Distribution Partner. Although Mackay Marine South Africa is… Read More


Inmarsat Announces 10k Fleet Xpress Ka-Band Satellite Terminal Installation – in Parallel to Demands for Maritime Digitization

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* Inmarsat passes 10,000-Vessel Fleet Xpress installation milestone as data demand accelerates Maritime Digitalisation With ship data consumption doubling during 2020, Inmarsat launches new ‘Fleet Data Academy’ with partners and shipowners to understand full benefits of digitalisation provided by a fast-growing ecosystem of applications. * Reproduced  21 Jan 2021 Inmarsat Press Release Inmarsat, the world… Read More


Høglund Signs New Partner in South Africa (Mackay Marine) to Growing Global Network of Intermediaries

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PUBLISHED 01/02/2021 by Hoglund Marine Solutions Mackay Marine forms partnership with Høglund, increasing availability and improving service for industry leading automation and energy systems…. Høglund’s newly signed partner in South Africa, Mackay Marine, is a leading electronics and satellite communications expert. The company’s long-standing experience and commitment to providing comprehensive and cutting edge maritime electronics equipment… Read More


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