Netherlands-based Radio Holland has won a maintenance and remote monitoring contract for The China Navigation Company’s (CNCo) 35 vessels.
Under the deal, Radio Holland will maintain its NavCom packages, which were previously installed on CNCo’s newbuild, multipurpose vessels and bulk carriers.
In addition, Radio Holland will use remote monitoring across CNCo’s fleet.
The China Navigation fleet director Martin Cresswell said: “The maintenance agreement with Radio Holland has been designed to dovetail with the end of the warranty period for our newbuildings and is a continuation of the excellent cooperation that we have built up over the last few years.
“The agreement incorporates remote monitoring, which we believe will significantly reduce out-of-service periods, increasing operational safety.”
Radio Holland’s round-the-clock remote monitoring services provide through the managed service agreement and help reduce on board maintenance time.
The services will also help Radio Holland in preparing better and analyse a situation precisely, as well as provide technical advice and avoid potential unnecessary calls to vessels.
Radio Holland Asia commercial director David Watts said: “The vessels are placed under a managed service agreement for an unlimited period.
“These ‘MSAs’ cover all service aspects of the vessel’s equipment and include remote monitoring and diagnostics.”
Furthermore, the Radio Holland remote monitoring solutions have reduced the need of regulatory and mandatory equipment surveys by up to 50%, paving way for cost savings by its users.
Recently, the company secured a ten-vessel managed service agreement (MSA) from ALP Maritime Services.
Image: China Navigation and Radio Holland executives during signing of the deal. Photo: courtesy of Radio Holland.