A successful company knows when it is time to enlist the able assistance of others whose expertise makes them more familiar and better informed in a specific area. Globecomm, providers of maritime connectivity services, realized that to have the best sales and marketing in Greece and Cyprus they have appointed J&E Papadopoulos as its new representative to the Greece and Cyprus shipping markets.
The services that Globecomm will enlist from J&E Papadopoulos will be to provide sales and marketing services locally as well as pre- and post-sales support, installation, commissioning and technical services for Globecomm Maritime products in the region. Established in Piraeus in 1968, J&E Papadopoulos SA is a major distributor of marine spare parts, representing numerous European and U.S. manufacturers in the fields of components, power transmission products and engineering equipment for marine and industrial applications. The company also provides technical consultancy, vibration measurement and thermography analysis for the marine industry.
Malcolm McMaster, president of Globecomm Maritime said that they are delighted to welcome J&E Papadopoulos as our new agent in the Greek and Cyprus markets, two regions in which Globecomm maintains a strong relationship with the shipowning community. This partnership will enable them to bring global connectivity products and services to local shipowners through close co-operation with a company that is well-established and well-respected.
Eleftherios Papadopoulos, managing director of J&E Papadopoulos SA said that as a long-term player in the Greek shipping market, we wanted a partner who could provide a complete range of connectivity options to fit the needs of all kinds of shipowners. Globecomm Maritime has the experience and knowledge to help our clients upgrade and enhance their maritime communications for business and crew.
The new agency agreement comes at an important time for the shipping industry and for owners in these key maritime markets. With VSAT becoming increasingly accepted in the market, Globecomm will be focusing on helping owners recognize the potential of its global Ku-band VSAT service.
Globecomm is also a Tier One re-seller of Inmarsat’s FleetXpress VSAT service and a martime distribution partner for Iridium Certussm mobile broadband satellite service, which will offer high throughput performance, all of which can be deployed as hybrid satellite-GSM solutions.
Globecomm’s value-added solutions include the Nimbus smartbox, which can be used to control multiple connections via satellite and cellular networks while providing additional functionality for both enterprise and crew applications. Shoreside staff can use the cloud-based Cirrus portal to gain a practical overview of all shipboard communications usage in realtime.