FrontM has partnered with maritime technology company Global Navigation Solutions Limited (GNS) to enable shipping companies drive better shore-ship collaboration at a sustainable cost. The new service offers high quality, reliable calls, flat-rate price transparency and up to 40% savings on shore to ship calls.

The new Voyager VOICE service uses Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology and is able to deliver 40% cost savings on shore-to-ship satellite calls. Mariners can benefit from a simplified and seamless calling experience with a built-in global vessel directory and money account.

“Over the last few years, GNS has been steadily driving down our customers’ costs by challenging traditional business models with services like our Voyager NAVIGATION as a SERVICE (VNaaS) offer and Voyager MONEY,” says Paul Stanley, GNS CEO. “We are delighted to be working with FrontM to now be able to extend those savings to include shore to ship communications. Our new Voyager VOICE service opens up significant opportunities to manage shore to ship communications more cost-efficiently.”

With the launch of this service, shore-based personnels would be able to connect and collaborate with vessel-based teams more easily and cost-effectively. The call costs a flat-rate of $3.60 per minute and is cheaper by at least $2.40 per minute than most mainstream voice-calling tariffs.

Office-based users can call vessels using the Voyager VOICE web site or free smartphone application. With over 40,000+ ship satellite numbers available in the vessel ‘telephone directory’, users can quickly and easily find the right number to call.

To use Voyager VOICE users only have to create an account online. There are no annual service fees to pay over and above the Voyager VOICE $3.60 per minute flat-rate. Multiple user logins can be created for each company account and call volumes, duration and costs can be monitored by user, team and department to help companies to drive down communication costs further.

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