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Fleet Xpress supplied to Helikon newbuilds

The Helikon newbuildings are both due for delivery in early October The Helikon newbuildings are both due for delivery in early October

Globecomm reports that it has delivered its first Inmarsat Fleet Xpress terminals to Helikon Shipping Enterprises, with two units commissioned in Globecomm’s Biddinghuizen facility and delivered to the Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Cebu shipyard in the Philippines, where the ships are under construction.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The vessels are due for delivery in early October, and are the first to be installed with Fleet Xpress by Globecomm.

Helikon operates a fleet of 10 Supramax bulk carriers trading world-wide. The newbuildings are both TESS 58 Aero models, a design featuring a number of fuel saving features including aerodynamic optimisation with low drag hatch coamings and accommodation block.

“The ability to be reliably connected to the internet when at sea, for both business and crew communications, with redundancy built-in is a strong benefit of Fleet Xpress,” says Helikon principal, Michael Papaioannou.

“Being able to combine that level of connectivity with unlimited data usage at a fixed price means Helikon will be able to leverage better communications as a competitive edge.”{/mprestriction}

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