Candler Schiffahrt has signed a five-year service maintenance deal with Marlink subsidiary Telemar covering its fleet of bulk and multi-purpose vessels, with service due dates to be optimised using an online tool called Telemar World Service (TWS).
Candler manages eight geared bulk carriers and multi-purpose vessels operating in the word-wide tramp trade. The contract includes annual radio surveys, radar inspections, performance tests for the Voyage Data Recorder and overhauls of gyro compasses, including a five-year exchange of compass gyro spheres, in addition to safety services including GMDSS.
Having been configured using data from the Candler vessels, TWS automatically sends reminders to fleet managers and service co-ordinators advising on the need for system service or replacement. The platform also provides information on service status, reports and installation history.
“Candler and Telemar have a working relationship covering navigation and communications stretching back 25 years and as a Marlink connectivity customer there is good synergy in this area of our operations,” said Johann Wadephul, Managing Director, Candler.
“We appreciate being able to work with local suppliers that can support us with a professional approach to our fleet and provide tools that increase transparency and improve planning and reporting.”