• 2018 July 11 10:38

    Globecomm delivers global VSAT connectivity for Briese Schiffahrts fleet expansion

    Globecomm, one of the leading providers of maritime connectivity services, has supplied its global Ku-band VSAT service to specialist shipowner and manager Briese Schiffahrts in support of its fleet growth plans, the Company said in its news release.

    Long-time Globecomm customer Briese is undertaking a program of fleet renewal, constructing a series of eight ‘Open Top Eco 5000’ multi-purpose vessels, designed to consume 30% less fuel but with increased crane and cargo capacity.

    The first of four ships was christened in mid-April 2018 at Zhejiang Zengzhou Shipbuilding Co with three more of the 90-meter long, 3415gt, Dutch flag, ice-class 1A ships slated for delivery later this year.

    Another newbuilding, the project cargo carrier BBC Russia – a sistership to the 12,500-dwt Jan – was delivered from Jiangsu Hongqiang Marine Heavy Industry in April.

    With all of its vessels outfitted with a combination of a Sailor 900 VSAT terminal, one or more Iridium OpenPort L-Band as a back-up and the Globecomm Nimbus network management ‘smartbox,’ Briese will enjoy unlimited data for enterprise users and crew members.

    “Globecomm and Briese have a relationship that goes back 16 years, and we are pleased to have been able to support them as their communications needs have grown and changed,” says Globecomm Maritime President Malcolm McMaster. “As those requirements continue to evolve, Globecomm VSAT can flex to meet demand for increased bandwidth, more complex applications and HTS services as these begin to become available in maritime.”

    Briese is engaged in a global roll-out of the Globecomm VSAT system across its owned and managed fleet, upgrading L-Band systems on a continuous basis to around 60% of vessels to date. The Leer-based owner assumed management of six craned project cargo vessels of 12,780dwt in 2015 and 2016 and a further four vessels of this type were taken over in March and April 2018, which will also be equipped with Globecomm VSAT.

    Using the Nimbus smartbox with its Cirrus shoreside portal enables Briese to segregate network traffic and employ performance monitoring and enhanced safety services in a cyber-secure environment. Working with Briese, the Globecomm development team in Munich developed a system for automatically updating ECDIS navigation chart data with specially-defined firewall permissions.

    “Having Globecomm VSAT onboard makes managing demand for crew and business communications simpler and more cost efficient, and using Nimbus means we can pre-configure any new PC before it gets to the ship,” says Holger Börchers, IT-Manager at Briese Schiffahrts. “Briese is a company with a large fleet and a small IT department so we can use the Cirrus portal to monitor ships as close to real time as possible and respond as soon as any issues arise.”

    Globecomm VSAT is a high capacity end-to-end VSAT service integrating premium shipboard hardware and monitoring tools to provide maximum service performance across the broadest coverage footprint. Built, managed and supported by Globecomm, the service supports a broad range of applications over a robust, scalable, managed network designed specifically to deliver shared services and private networks to customers in maritime and energy markets.

    Built on the IP-based iDirect Evolution platform to support automatic beam switching and access to High Throughput Satellite services, it offers a full Bring Your Own Device experience via selected Wi-Fi Access Points. Added value services include firewall and content filtering, advanced email management, a prepaid crew management portal, with proactive network monitoring and support and 24/7 global support.

    About Globecomm
    Hauppauge, NY headquartered  Globecomm specializes in designing, managing and distributing voice, video and data solutions. The company’s multi-network satellite, fiber and cellular infrastructure is the backbone of mission-critical RF and IP communications for government, maritime, media, enterprise and oil & gas markets in over 100 countries. In addition to operating managed network and hosted switch services, Globecomm designs and integrates complete enterprise communications and data management systems including Internet of Things applications and on-premise and cloud-based enterprise video platforms. Globecomm has locations in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and Afghanistan. www.globecomm.com

    About Briese Schiffahrts
    Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Leer, Germany was founded in 1984 by Naval Architect Roelf Briese. Its shore office staff now totals over 225 highly qualified employees from Germany and other countries. Over 2,000 employees from various countries handle transportation tasks world-wide on board Briese vessels.




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2019 January 20

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2019 January 19

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2019 January 18

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17:06 Hamburg prepares for ‘Hard Brexit’
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13:11 Vladimir Putin supports Government’s proposal on expanding Far East Ministry’s functions with Arctic issues
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2019 January 17

18:13 PORT OF KIEL presents annual results 2018
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17:09 EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
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16:27 Global fuel market: still many uncertainties in both demand and supply
16:22 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:05 OCEAN Alliance extends duration of OCEAN Alliance to ten years
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13:14 OOCL rolls out third phase of Ocean Alliance product refinements
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