Maersk Line selects Transas Marine to provide ECDIS for its vessels

31 March 2015 (Last Updated March 31st, 2015 18:30)

Marine technology provider Transas Marine has been selected by container firm Maersk Line to implement electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) on more than 100 vessels.

Marine technology provider Transas Marine has been selected by container firm Maersk Line to implement electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) on more than 100 vessels.

Under this contract, Transas Marine will equip its Navi-Sailor ECDIS 4000 in dual configuration, including a back-up station on each vessel.

As part of this development, existing systems will be upgraded to the latest version of the Transas Navi-Sailor ECDIS Multifunction Display with two ECDIS stations.

Transas Marine navigation business division director Jens Pfeiffer said: "We are extremely happy to intensify our cooperation with Maersk even further and thus proving to be a right partner providing the most advanced ECDIS solutions.

"This does not only require a state-of-the-art ECDIS itself, but also excellent engineering skills, comprehensive data services and after-sales support."

"This does not only require a state-of-the-art ECDIS itself, but also excellent engineering skills, comprehensive data services and after-sales support which are all critical issues when it comes to ECDIS implementation."

Installation of the ECDIS is expected to start mid-year.

According to Transas, installation will make Maersk Line’s vessels ready for paperless operation.

This new development follows a recent contract signed between Transas Marine and Maersk Tankers for upgrading 71 vessels and performing installations on several new-builds.

Meanwhile, Maersk Line recently signed a contract with China’s COSCO Shipyard to build seven 3,600TEU container vessels.

The order for 200m-long and 35.2m-wide vessels is part of an investment programme announced by Maersk Line, which will invest $15bn into new building, retrofit programme, containers and other equipment over the next five years.