Satellite  |  2023-08-27

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Reveals Partnership Details on Satellite Tracking Solutions to Safeguard Rail and Road Transport of Highly Explosive Gases

Source: Globalstar Europe Satellite Services
Curated by: Gert Jan Wolf - Editor-in Chief for The Critical Communications Review

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services (Globalstar’s European subsidiary) has revealed details of a partnership with a major global petrochemicals provider that sees its solutions used to monitor and safeguard rail and road transport of highly explosive gases across mainland Europe. INEOS Oxide is deploying Globalstar’s Ovinto Sat tracking solution to track rail and road transport here. INEOS is a global petrochemicals manufacturer that operates 194 facilities in 29 countries throughout the world.

Globalstar’s solution enables INEOS Oxide to know the exact location and status of every tank and rail car, continuously and in real time as they traverse the continent, even when beyond the reach of GSM mobile networks. This regular dataflow empowers INEOS Oxide and its supply chain partners to be alerted to any changes in container/car environmental conditions that might affect the shipment. Two of the main products which INEOS Oxide transports are ethylene oxide and propylene oxide, primarily used to manufacture products for agrochemicals, construction, pharmaceuticals & personal care, solvents and inks, surfactants and detergents. Both chemicals are highly explosive, flammable, and carcinogenic.

“Ovinto Sat’s innovative and powerful tracking platform helps our business in so many ways, the most important of which is ensuring the safe conveyance of our products. There are other solutions out there, but we know that ATEX-certified Ovinto Sat, with its reach and constancy enabled by Globalstar’s satellite technology, is the ideal solution for INEOS Oxide,” Patrick De Block Business Safety, Health & Environmental Manager, INEOS, said in a statement.