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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


Seacor Smit Announces Third Quarter Results

Seacor Smit Inc. announced net earnings for the third quarter ending Sept. 30 of $5 million on revenues of $71.9 million. Results for the quarter included a charge of $2.6 million for additional income tax expense related to the company's decision to liquidate a foreign joint venture, and an extraordinary gain of $890,000 relating to the early retirement of debt. In the same period a year ago, Seacor earned $26.4 million, on revenues of $100 million.


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


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


SpeedCast Appoints Kagan as COO

Satellite communications and network service provider SpeedCast International Limited has announced the appointment of David Kagan to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) reporting to Chief Executive Officer Pierre-Jean Beylier.


Sea IT Delivers for Maersk Tankers

Photo: Sea IT

Sea IT said it continues to deliver installations for Maersk Tankers around the globe as part of a four year long strategic ICT contract. The contract covers all vessels operated within its fleet.   “It can be very challenging to manage the logistics in the maritime industry


Global Names Coppes Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal

Bas Coppes (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Bas Coppes has joined the senior management team at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., aiming to guide the global growth of the marine services company. Coppes will be based out of Global’s Houston office and will focus on salvage and wreck removal operations worldwide.  


BIMCO, ICS Start E-learning Courses

Image: Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

 The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (the Institute) and BIMCO are pleased to announce the start of a new venture combining BIMCO’s state of the art eLearning courses and the Institute’s global engagement with students.  


Austal Delivers Seventh EPF7 to US Navy

Delivery Ceremony for USNS Carson City (EPF 7) Photo Austal

Austal Limited (Austal) informed that the U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) from Austal USA, during a ceremony held aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA on 24 June. This is the second vessel delivered by Austal USA to the U.S


Maersk Cautions on U.S. Protectionism

Photo: Maersk Line

 Danish conglomerate  A. P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container shipping company, has voiced its concern as a potential shift in U.S. policy threatens to reduce global trade, reports Bloomberg.   Maersk group's chief financial officer Trond Westlie said any


Parker to Supply Three Arctic Vessels

Photo courtesy of Parker Bestobell Marine

Parker Bestobell Marine, a supplier of cryogenic valves and part of Parker, a leader in motion and control technologies, has received a major new order from DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering) in South Korea to supply cryogenic valves for three new vessels.  


Why Maritime Museums Matter

Photo: GulfQuest

With today’s focus on digital technology, mobile apps, enhanced reality and the overall digital landscape, the maritime industry often gets overshadowed, leaving some to ask, “Does maritime still play a significant role in today’s society?” The answer, of course


Rolls-Royce Wins Deal to Power USN TAO

Rolls-Royce won a contract to supply diesel generators, propellers and shaft lines for the US Navy’s new fleet replenishment oiler ships, the John Lewis Class. Planned to total 17 ships, the new John Lewis class (previously known as TAO – X) will increase the US Navy’s capability


Rivertrace Appoints Bestobell-Aquatronix as a Canadian Distributor

Rivertrace has announced the recent appointment of Bestobell-Aquatronix as a Canadian based agent and distributor, bringing the number of agents and distributors added this year alone to six, in locations including Canada, the U.S., Philippines, France and Malaysia.


Scottish Ferries Contract for Parker Bestobell Marine

Ferry Valve (Photo: Bestobell Marine)

Parker Bestobell Marine, part of Parker Hannifin, has won a contract to supply cryogenic globe and check valves for two Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries (Calmac) being built at Ferguson Marine Engineering in Glasgow.   The valves will be installed in the liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel gas


Maersk Launches App for Cargo Tracking

Maersk Line mobile app to manage and track cargo on the move Photo Maersk

Maersk Line today launched a mobile app to manage and track cargo on the move. This app will allow users access to comprehensive information on shipments, track cargo in real time, check schedules, changes in destination and documentation.


Future Care Launches New Website

 Future Care, Inc., a provider of global maritime medical management and cost containment services to the maritime community, has launched its new website www.futurecareinc.com.   The revised website showcases Future Care’s Caring for the Crew program


New Zealand Ratifies Ballast Water Management Convention

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 New Zealand is the latest country to accede to 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


Palau Ship Registry Opens Greek Office

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has expanded upon its presence in Houston with the opening of a new head office in Piraeus, Greece.   PISR said it expanded in the heart of the world shipping community in order to better serve the needs of the Greek maritime stakeholders – and






 
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