July 13, 2018

Globecomm Delivers Global VSAT Connectivity for Briese Schiffahrts Fleet Expansion

From Satellite Evolution

Long-time Globecomm customer Briese is undertaking a program of fleet renewal, GlobecommLogo_GCconstructing 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. Continue >