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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Globe Ifusion

E.R. Schiffahrt Selects Globe iFusion for Nearly 90 Ships

Photo courtesy Globe Wireless

Globe Wireless announced E.R. Schiffahrt of Hamburg, Germany will install the Globe iFusion solution on nearly 90 vessels. Roland Felbinger, Nautical Senior Superintendent, of E.R. Schiffahrt commented, “Our corporate IT strategy is to utilize IP satellite technologies to improve our ability to remotely support shipboard IT systems, and lowering cost for growing traffic. Our evaluation showed that with most stand-alone terminals it would be necessary to install several other IT components. This meant complex, high maintenance systems aboard ships, which would also be difficult to install and support.” The Globe iFusion system was recently awarded the Inmarsat 2010 Maritime Solution of the Year award.

Inmarsat Complete Globe Wireless Acquisition

Globe Fusion diagram: Image courtesy of Inmarsat

Inmarsat inform that the US$45-million deal to buy Globe Wireless, the Florida-based provider of value-added maritime communications services to the shipping market, has been finalised. Inmarsat has confirmed that it has completed regulatory and other approvals in relation to its purchase of Globe Wireless, which included the business and substantially all of the assets of Globe Wireless, which in the twelve months ended June 30, 2013

Globe Wireless Establishes Com Center

Globe Wireless released its Globe Communications Center (GCC), designed to streamline onboard messaging and data file transfers for commercial marine vessels. The GCC, which produces a cost-effective way of sending all communications from one source, is simply formatted for ease-of-use. The GCC routes communications through the Maritime Data Network, as well as through satellite systems through an advanced protocol developed by Marinet Systems, who recently merged with Globe Wireless.

Globalstar Appoints Globe Wireless as Provider

Globalstar, a worldwide mobile satellite telephone service, has expanded its marketing reach to the maritime industry by appointing Globe Wireless as a franchise service provider. Globe Wireless, Inc. owns and operates a worldwide wireless network used to move messages and data to and from ships around the world. Under the new franchise agreement, Globe Wireless will now also offer Globalstar voice and data services to the commercial maritime market through its 141 sales

Zim to Buy Cargo Ships for $266.4m

The board of Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. has approved the purchase of two container ships for $266.4 million and has option on a third, according Globe Online. The ships will be delivered in early 2010. Last June, the company announced plans to buy eight new container ships for $1 billion from South Korea’s Hyundai Shipyards. This purchase will increase Zim’s fleet by 30%. Source: Globe Online

Globe Wireless Reorganizes

Globe Wireless appointed Frank Christophersen as its new Vice President of European Sales. Christophersen joins Globe from Sperry Marine Systems. After seven years of leading the European Sales organization, Mike McNally will take the helm as the Vice President of Americas Sales. The Americas sales organization will be growing the in the weeks ahead. Walter Kane, the current VP of Americas, will be transitioning into the new Product Management group

Zim to Container Ships

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. will buy two container ships of 2,450 TEU each, and will have an option to buy two more ships of the same size. Three of the ships are slated for delivery during 2010 and the fourth during the first quarter of 2011. The price of the first two ships is $45.9 million each, and the price of the optional ships is $47.8 million each. Source: Globes Online

Globe Wireless Establishes New Office

Globe Wireless has established a new office in Houston, Texas, and appointed Greg Halverson as regional manager of Offshore Sales. Halverson will lead the company's GlobeOffshore® sales efforts in the Gulf of Mexico as well as lending support to Offshore sales worldwide. With more than 16 years of sales experience, including seven years selling communications solutions to the offshore industry, Halverson has had a variety of sales and management positions with MCI Telecommunications

“K” Line Selects Globe Wireless for Upgrade

Globe Wireless has been selected by “K” Line to provide a turnkey implementation of the Inmarsat FleetBroadband service. “K” Line is a large ship owner/operators, which includes container ships, car carriers, bulk carriers, gas carriers and tankers. The signed agreement between “K” Line and Globe Wireless entails the up gradation of its service in the vessels presently using the Globe Wireless network

Globe Wireless Completes 100th Installation of VSAT

Globe Wireless (Globe) is very proud to announce the 100th installation of our VSAT solution.  Globe Wireless began installing VSATs in May 2008 due to growing customer demand for increased bandwidth solutions.  Globe continues to experience this increased demand and has accelerated its installation program from its large customer base.  The Globe Wireless VSAT solution offers the full integration of business, crew, and onboard systems control, LAN segregation, VOIP, GSM

Jamaica, Malta Accede to BWMC

Image: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Jamaica and Malta have become the latest States to sign up to International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Ballast Water Management Convention – the international treaty requiring ships to manage their ballast water to help stop the spread of invasive aquatic species across the globe.    The Convention entered into force earlier this month (8 September) and a total of 65 signatories now represent 73.92% of the world's merchant fleet tonnage.  

Toyota Backs Japanese $1.8 Bln LNG Vessel Order

Image: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line)

 Japanese car manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation is turning to LNG-powered ships to transport its cars across the globe, according to a report from Japanese daily Nikkei.   The company has backed an investment in up to 20 LNG-powered car carriers with the capacity to carry 7,000 vehicles each, as it  is preparing for the environmental regulations that will go into force in 2020.   Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)

IMO for Spreading Cyber Security

Image: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Cyber security awareness on board ships plays an important role in ensuring the safety and security of shipping around the globe.    International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued Guidelines on maritime cyber risk management, in addition to a resolution on Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems – adopted by the Organization's Maritime Safety Committee in June this year.  

General Dynamics Awarded Navy IT Contract

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to provide enterprise IT and cybersecurity services to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division. The single-award, task order contract has a potential value of approximately $81.3 million for five years.   General Dynamics along with Purdue University and 10 Indiana-based companies will provide the NSWC Crane Division with enterprise IT

Indonesia-Philippines RoRo Service Up

 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday launched a ferry route that will connect the two countries.   The Davao-General Santos-Bitung roll on/roll off shipping service from Mindanao to North Sulawesi, Indonesia at the Sasa port in Davao City is launched in a bid to further boost trade in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region.   According to local media reports

Maran Tankers Chooses Q88VMS

Photo: Maran Tankers Management

Greek oil tanker shipping company Maran Tankers Management has selected a cloud-based voyage management system to manage its chartering and commercial operations. Q88VMS, the latest product in Q88 LLC’s portfolio, is a web-based platform for managing all voyage related information. It will allow Maran Tankers Management to operate its growing fleet seamlessly across its various offices without disruption or delay, the developer said.

Indian Navy Ship with All-Woman Crew Visits Mauritius

Photo: Indian Navy

 The Indian Navy's sailing vessel INSV Tarini, with an all-woman crew,  visited Port Louis harbour in Mauritius as part efforts by the two countries to ramp up maritime security cooperation.   Tarini, which inducted in the Indian Navy in Feb 2017, is the sister Vessel of Indian Navy's first sailing Vessel INSV Mhadei, that has numerous accomplishments to her name.    INSV Tarini is 55 feet in length and built in India in line with the ‘Make in India’

Ballast Water Management Treaty Ratifications Boost

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Last week has seen four more States become Party to International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Ballast Water Management Convention, designed to counter the threat to marine ecosystems by potentially invasive species transported in ships' ballast water.    The Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017 and will require ships to manage their ballast water, which can contain thousands of aquatic or marine microbes, plants and organisms

SHIPS Act: 355 Ship Navy Gets Legislative Mandate

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The push to rebuild the U.S. Navy received a boost today when U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Va., introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would make it the policy of the United States to achieve the Navy’s requirement of 355 ships. Under the “Securing the Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act,” the fleet would be comprised of the optimal mix of platforms, with funding levels subject to annual appropriations

Honduras Accedes to BWM Convention

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 The number of States signed up to  International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Ballast Water Management Convention has reached 61, with Honduras being the latest country acceding to the treaty.    The signatories now represent 68.46 % of the world's merchant fleet tonnage.    Under the treaty, ships are required to manage their ballast water, which can contain thousands of aquatic or marine microbes, plants and organisms

Aumann Named CEO of Oman Drydock

Stephan Aumann (Photo: Oman Drydock Company)

Stephan Aumann has been appointed by ASYAD (formerly Oman Global Logistic Group) board of directors as the new CEO of the Oman Drydock Company S.A.O.C. in Duqm/Oman. Aumann assumed the role June 15 and replaced the former CEO Jin Han Lee (DSME), who advised at the end of 2016 that he would be stepping down.  With a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and a master degree in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel/Germany

Indian PM Meets All WOmen Crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama

Photo: Indian Navy

 Six women officers of the Indian Navy, who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew.   They will begin their voyage later this month from Goa, and expect to return to Goa in March 2018, after completing the circumnavigation. "Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would

Damen Launches Free Dredge Calculator

Photo: Damen

Dredge projects are tendered around the globe on a daily basis. Consequently, dredging contractors have to make new calculations, involving various production parameters, when preparing project quotations. Damen has introduced an online dredge job calculator to unburden contractors of this time-consuming, and therefore costly, tasks.   For every dredging job, whether it is a maintenance dredging, sand dredging or capital dredging project

Noris Marine to Offer PBES Energy Storage to Southern Europe

Photo: PBES

PBES and Noris Automation GmbH has announced a partnership agreement to represent PBES energy storage for hybrid and fully electric commercial marine vessels. This further underscores the ongoing green shift that is now occurring in the commercial marine industry.   “Noris Automation is a company with deep roots in the marine industry,” said Brent Perry, PBES Chief Executive Officer. “Their attention to exceptional quality and made in Germany products

MOL Car Carrier's First Call at Port of Kisarazu

The Swan Ace calling at the Port of Kisarazu. Photo: MOL

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL)  announced that on August 31, the MOL-operated car carrier Swan Ace (capacity: 6,400 standard passenger cars) called at the Port of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture and loaded 800 used vehicles.    It was the first call for MOL-operated car carriers of Japan – East Africa trade. On the same day, the cargo owner, port officials, and other guests attended a commemorative ceremony at a hotel in Kisarazu City.  

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