• 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.




2018 July 16

18:31 APL adds port calls to West Asia Express Service
18:16 Diana Shipping announces signing and drawdown of a US$75M Term Loan Facility with BNP Paribas
17:55 Director Kopczynska addresses WMU students and faculty on maritime Europe
17:40 Great Lakes announces receipt of $70 million San Jacinto award
17:33 Bollinger Shipyards commits USCG icebreaker program to Florida
17:31 New vehicle terminal announced at the Port of Southampton
17:18 Hapag-Lloyd hikes rates for East Asia-Arabian Gulf trade
17:08 ING Bank signed a USD 80 million syndicated loan agreement with NIBULON
16:43 Minimum training standards for fishers under review
16:25 USCG rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island
16:20 Port of Antwerp sets new records with best half year ever
15:56 Freeport of Riga showed good growth in the first half of 2018
15:32 Maersk Drilling secures two contract extensions in the North Sea
15:19 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 3.6% to 9.88 million TEUs in Jan-June’18
15:03 Van Oord will acquire MPI Offshore
14:44 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,589 in RF spot market
14:35 Wärtsilä to assist Transocean with thruster maintenance optimisation and dry-docking cost reductions
14:25 Jan De Nul Group acquires part of MPI’s offshore business unit
14:11 Fednav accepts delivery of MV Federal Dee, its 60th owned vessel
13:46 Eastern Shipbuilding inks contract with Bisso Offshore for RApport 2400 Ship Handling Tug duo
13:27 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company’s fleet is involved in a new international project
13:07 Court dismisses EUR 9 million claim against Armada Seismic Invest II AS
13:06 Hong Kong will host ShipTek Ship Owning & Ship Management Conference & Awards on 30 August 2018
12:48 Marine Recruiting Agency takes on a project of training crane specialists in Estonia
12:23 SEACOR Holdings announced that it favors a business combination of Dorian LPG LTD. and BW LPG Limited
12:02 IMO head highlights key maritime issues during trip to China
11:46 Rosmorport appoints Igor Glukhov as Deputy Director for Navigation Safety of its Far East Basin Branch
11:25 Fincantieri contracted to build LNG-fueled pair for TUI Cruises
11:01 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,666 points
10:44 Brent Crude futures price down 0.5% to $74.96, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.64% to $69.5
10:25 Mexico benefits from IMO training on port security
10:02 IMO held port emissions training for Argentina
09:52 CMA CGM's FAK rates for Asia to Red Sea trades
09:40 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in HI’18 up 1.7% Y-o-Y to 25.35 million tonnes
09:18 Port of Singapore throughput in HI’18 grew by 0.8% Y-o-Y to 312.79 million tonnes

2018 July 15

11:24 MAN Energy Solutions ready for SMM 2018
10:43 CMA CGM informs of FAK rates from the Indian Subcontinent to North Europe and the Mediterranean

2018 July 14

12:40 CMA CGM announces GRR for Far East to East Africa trade
11:41 ABP: Container terminal operation expansion to meet growing demand
10:14 Navtek selects Corvus Energy to provide battery for the world's first all-electric tug

2018 July 13

18:50 YILPORT Holding submits offer for Taranto Container Terminal concession
18:12 Metal Shark and ASV Global introduce “Sharktech” Autonomous Vessels
17:48 ABP: £2.7 million lock gate project secures future of Newport docks
17:16 Golar LNG Partners completed acquisition of equity interest in Golar Hilli, owner of FLNG Hilli Episeyo
16:48 Total closes acquisition of Engie’s upstream LNG business and becomes world No2 LNG player
16:36 Norwegian Cruise Line confirms options for two more Leonardo-class cruise ships
16:25 Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dmitry Kobylkin visited SCF headquarters
15:59 Upgraded vessels of Project 14200 started navigation on passenger routes in Ob-Irtysh basin
15:33 Draft law on closed zones for dry bulk cargo transshipment submitted to State Duma (document)
15:12 Wärtsilä signs a EUR 170 million scrubber deal
14:37 Draft law on development of cruise tourism in Russia’s Arctic and Far East submitted to State Duma
14:24 Weatherdock AG offers fishing sector a solution to support the fight against IUU
13:49 Damen supporting European shipbuilding with NAVAIS coordination
13:11 USCG postpones underwater assessment of WWII tanker Coimbra
12:40 A £2.7 million lock gate project secures future of Newport Docks
12:11 Hapag-Lloyd to apply season surcharge for NEC to WCSA trade
11:49 London will host 9th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response Conference on 12-13 September 2018
11:27 Hapag-Lloyd's PSS for North Europe - Caribbean, Central America trade
11:03 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 6M’18 up 9% Y-o-Y to 7.20 million tonnes
10:38 Brent Crude futures price down 0.24% to $74.27, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.07% to $70.38