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October 25th, 2014

C-Bird Goes Grecian

[SatNews] Maritime Broadband has expanded its worldwide footprint by opening an office, Maritime Broadband Hellas, in Athens, Greece.

The new office addresses the growing international demand for its C-Bird™ VSAT communications solution and spearheads sales and service support in the region. The office will be located at 44 Adramyttiou Street 17121 in Athens. Maritime Broadband Hellas, which is headed by Managing Director, Thanasis Giamas, employs a four-person staff fluent in English, Greek and French to serve the most prolific shipping companies throughout Europe and the world via its global channel partners.

The C-Bird VSAT communications solution is fast becoming recognized as the world’s best, most reliable and affordable system by major shipping industry players. Its satellite network utilizes the highest quality C-band technology and enhances the operation and safety of ships while enabling personnel to stay connected with family, friends and the world through the Internet for access to news, professional development websites, changing weather patterns and other crucial information.

Greek shipping companies control an impressive 18 percent of the world's shipping fleet, including 20.5 percent of all tankers, 19 percent of dry bulk vessels, 13 percent of all chemical tankers, and 5.9 percent of all container ships. Maritime Broadband Hellas taps into this huge market and plans to provide C-Bird systems for installations locally through channel partners.

Ship’s personnel assemble C-Bird during a regular port call in just four hours using tools already onboard.  Monthly fees are up to 98 percent lower than competitors and Maritime Broadband’s proprietary software and hardware are the most reliable in the industry, operating for years in all kinds of weather, including high winds, rain and snow.
"Opening an Athens office is integral to growing our brand and providing ship owners easier access to our game-changing communications platform,” said Maritime Broadband co-Founder and CEO, Mary Ellen Kramer.

Maritime Broadband Hellas will be participating in the Digital Ship fair conference and exhibition scheduled for November 26-27 at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens.