Customer Story | 01 May 2022

Nearshore connectivity for maritime logistics

Rocktree

Rocktree archives near 100% Network Availability and Enhanced Service Uptime.

In the maritime industry, IT teams must monitor, manage, and track assets deployed across large fleets roaming around the world. Traditional maritime connectivity options like satellite are expensive and cannot keep up with innovative transport logistics strategies, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the shift to cloud computing.

Rocktree wanted a solution that was able to remotely track, manage, configure and troubleshoot their network connectivity deployed on tugboats and barges working around the Asia Pacific region.

With the challenges they faced, we deployed solutions with Cradlepoint, enabling cost-efficient nearshore connectivity. The wireless technology has advanced and vessel crew and maritime applications can now leverage 4G/LTE networks to enable higher bandwidth at a lower cost compared to satellite.

Challenge

Rocktree sought a partner to support the deployment of a wireless solution across all its vessels, to overcome the challenge of expensive, low satellite bandwidth.

Blue Wireless Solution

A managed network solution involving on-site installation of ruggedized4G/LTE routers and weatherproof antennas, as well as remote monitoring and support to enable connectivity forRocktree’s entire fleet.

Results

Cost-efficient nearshore wireless connectivity, combined with satellite backup, to achieve near100% network availability and enhanced uptime.

About Rocktree Group

Headquartered in Singapore, Rocktree works with companies in the water-borne dry-bulk supply chain. They provide tailor-made, innovative and practical logistics solutions to improve the efficiency and reliability of its clients' shipments.