International Track 100 Recognizes Pole Star

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pole Star Space Applications Ltd.has been recognized as one of Britain’s best performing companies, according to the Sunday Times International Track 100. The league table ranks 100 UK-based private companies with the fastest-growing international sales in the last three years. Pole Star was the sole maritime industry representative included from a database of 2 million privately-held businesses. The company provides satellite monitoring systems to the global maritime industry, delivering fleet management, security and asset management services to over 24,000 vessels world-wide.

Colin Hook, Chairman of Pole Star Space Applications said, “Pole Star has secured an international reputation for providing leading-edge satellite-enabled safety and security services to the maritime industry. We are delighted to be included in the International Track 100, which recognises the progress we have made in recent years in responding to our customer’s needs for ever more effective solutions.”

The International Track 100 judges noted that in the past three years, sales of Pole Star’s satellite-enabled ship security-alert systems, vessel-tracking and counter-piracy services had grown over 50% per annum, year on year.

In 2009, at the request of the joint command of anti-piracy taskforce off East Africa, Pole Star was responsible for developing SSRS, a unique anti-piracy tool that enables coalition assets to respond faster and more effectively to piracy attacks.

In early 2011, Pole Star announced that its Long Range Tracking and Identification (LRIT) Data Centre was tracking more than 9,000 vessels world-wide - the most comprehensive LRIT support service available.

Founded in 1998, Pole Star saw sales grow from £3.5 million (nearly $5.6 million) in 2008 to £8.1 million (nearly $13 million) in 2010. Headquartered in London, the company employs 60 staff. As well as providing products to the commercial marine sector, Pole Star is involved in a number of government-level maritime safety and security programmes. It is the largest provider of LRIT Data Centers under the IMO’s LRIT initiative and is the leading provider of LRIT conformance testing worldwide.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Dynasafe Promotes Chas Reid

Dynasafe BACTEC Limited has appointed Chas Reid to International Marine Services Director.   Kevin Kneebone MD, Dynasafe BACTEC said, “Chas has over the last

Amazon Expands Logistics Reach in China

Amazon.com Inc is aggressively expanding its logistics operations in China as part of a broader effort to control the rising cost of shipping billions of packages.

OTC Names 2016 Award Winners

The 2016 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will honor this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award recipients on Tuesday, 3 May, in Houston.   As part of the

Finance

Obama’s Budget ‘Grossly Imbalanced’ For US Ports -AAPA

Landside freight transportation funds would increase; navigation, port security and emission reduction funds would drop    The American Association of Port Authorities

Amazon Expands Logistics Reach in China

Amazon.com Inc is aggressively expanding its logistics operations in China as part of a broader effort to control the rising cost of shipping billions of packages.

AIWA Highlights Investment Needs on the Nation’s Marine Highways

Nowhere is that more important than on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. As 2016 begins, we at the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) are looking

News

Obama’s Budget ‘Grossly Imbalanced’ For US Ports -AAPA

Landside freight transportation funds would increase; navigation, port security and emission reduction funds would drop    The American Association of Port Authorities

All Ships’ Ballast Water Checked in Great Lakes Seaway

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases 2015 ballast water management report    The Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group (BWWG) released its

Port of Oakland Plans for Terminal Closure

Port of Oakland sets plan to shift cargo when terminal closes; ships move to neighbor berths; Saturday and night gates to help cargo flow   The Port of Oakland

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1246 sec (8 req/sec)