Why us?

Oceanlink have been engaged in offering ship's crews with a dedicated regional news service since 1997.

As a supplier to the main maritime service providers you can be assured of the quality and attention to detail that we offer customers.

Oceanlink news

Oceanlink's main business is the provision of the daily regional news bulletins via email to ship's crews at sea. We have been providing this service since 1997, and are known around the world for offering the news that crews want to read about. This includes the local news that reflects individual nationalities - weather, football, entertainment.

As the news is offered in industry standard file formats - eg text, Word, pdf, etc, it helps to minimise possible IT support problems. You are not required to install any dedicated reader applications, and thus news is available instantly to new customers.

Each bulletin consists of a daily roundup of local and World news, business and sport, as well as currency rates, weather, lotto, sports results, financial market information. Each file is optimised for minimum transmission time over satellite networks - no photos or unnecessary graphics, files compressed prior to transmission.

Various regions are offered - currently we provide 13 different regional editions, and a global world news edition. More being added upon demand. We are also shortly to commence Malaysia, Japanese and Bulgarian editions.











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Key features of our service:

  • No office involvement (unless you want to) - we can handle all updates and ship administration
  • Ships and office managers can swap and change editions freely at any time
  • No special software required onboard - minimises possible support issues on ship's IT equipment
  • All files optimized for minimum transmission size for cost effective sending via Inmarsat
  • No spamming of the ship
  • Free trials always available

Updates can be requested by email and actioned instantly by us.

Free trials are always available to allow you to assess our service. You will be provided with a dedicated customer area where you take control and can update any vessels either on trial or on the full service.

Alternatively, please contact us for sample editions to be sent to you.

Oceanlink gives you the control to manage your subscriptions. However, if you would like us to manage this for you, and rely on vessels contacting us, which is more often, then we are happy to do so. You input can be as much as you want - although it simplifies day to day administration for your office staff if you let us do this for you. All distribution of news files is sent from our servers at approximately 1100 UTC daily.

Oceanlink are approved suppliers with most of the main maritime service providers operating globally, and thus our news bulletins are read by many crews around the world.