ChartWorld has announced the acquisition of Canadian chart and electronics provider Maritime Services Ltd, to expand the ChartWorld Group’s presence in North America.
“We have seen double-digit growth in the North American region in recent years due to our navigation solutions that cover everything from hardware as a service, SaaS, electronic charts, support and service,” said Steven van de Schootbrugge, ChartWorld’s CEO.
“Our customers can ensure their ECDIS and digital navigation systems are automatically updated and are always compliant with shore-based oversight, for one all-in monthly fee.”
“Now is the right time to strengthen our commitment and on-the-ground presence in this key region, and Vancouver is also the perfect location to strengthen our global support function. Expanding our presence to the Western seaboard time zone now allows us to provide fully staffed 24-hour client support when combined with our other global offices.”
ChartWorld says that it currently serves approximately 8,350 active vessels with digital navigation data and chart services.
“As part of ChartWorld we can provide our clients with innovative new products at exceptional value, providing dynamic hardware and software solutions to a wide range of navigational operations,” added Shankar Roy, President at Maritime Services.
“ChartWorld also have market-leading ECDIS-leasing offers if required. Together we can now offer our clients an option to replace ECDIS, which has a minimal impact on cash flow. We will tie in flat fee for ENCs and digital publications, creating very attractive pricing bundles.”