ChartWorld International Acquires Maritime Services in Vancouver, Canada - 01/04/2020
ChartWorld, the digital chart agent and ECDIS manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of Maritime Services Ltd. as the latest addition to the ChartWorld Group. Steven van de Schootbrugge, ChartWorld’s CEO, commented: “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. Our customers can ensure that their ECDIS and digital navigation systems are automatically updated and 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 provides maritime navigational solutions on over 8,350 active vessels and with more than 19,000 subscribed services. It is the largest company in the world solely focused on end-to-end digital navigation solutions for commercial shipping."
Shankar Roy, president at Maritime Services, commented: “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. ChartWorld also has market-leading ECDIS-leasing offers if required. Together, we can now offer our clients an option to replace ECDIS with a minimal impact on cash flow. We will tie in a flat fee for ENCs and digital publications, creating very attractive pricing bundles."
Photo: ChartWorld’s Oliver Schwarz and MSL’s Sumita and Shankar Roy are excited to start the collaboration and shape a new era for Maritime Services in the Americas.Last updated: 07/09/2020