Frode Klepsvik Joins NAVTOR Board

(Press Release)
Monday, March 19, 2012
E-navigation company NAVTOR has further illustrated its ambitions within the maritime sector by appointing Frode Klepsvik, the former Director of the Norwegian Hydrographic Service, to the company’s board of directors. The appointment follows on just two months after the arrival of Tor Svanes, the founder of C-MAP Norway, in the position of Managing Director.
Klepsvik has a unique pedigree within the maritime sector, boasting lengthy tenures with the Royal Norwegian Navy, where he climbed to the rank of Commander, and Det Norske Veritas, where he was responsible for Classification of Ships and Certification of Automation, Navigation and Integrated Bridge Systems.
However, Klepsvik is perhaps best known in the industry for his role as Director of the Norwegian Hydrographic Society from 1997 to 2007.
During this time he oversaw the society’s most extensive ever overhaul of its mapping of the Norwegian coastline up to, and including, Spitsbergen (Svalbard) – some 850 Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs) and 80 new paper charts were produced as a result of these endeavours.
Odd Torland, NAVTOR’s Chairman of the Board, sees obvious value in bringing the firm’s latest recruit on board: “Frode has immense knowledge and expertise within the maritime sector and, through his experience with NHS, is perfectly placed to help us grow our electronic chart and navigational information services offering.”
Svanes, the founder of C-MAP Norway, who joined NAVTOR in January, added: “We feel privileged to add Frode to the board and pleased that someone of his calibre within the industry sees the huge potential of NAVTOR’s business proposition.”
He continued: “The company only entered the market in June last year, but our focus on providing customers with a seamless ENC service has already made waves within the marketplace and, with the IMO’s ENC mandate kicking in this summer, we’re confident of big things in the future. Frode’s expertise on the board will help us plan and build for sustained success.”
The move comes only a matter of weeks after NAVTOR launched its groundbreaking ‘Pay As You Sail’ DNV-approved NAVTOR ENC Service, giving ships’ navigators instant access to ENCs through a subscription-based model.
In addition to his fresh role at NAVTOR, Klepsvik currently holds the dual position of MD of MT-Marine Technologies Pte Ltd, Singapore and Vice President Business Development at Marine Technologies LLC.
 
Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Missing Person Rescued Near Brackettville

On July 31, Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents and CBP Office of Air and Marine rescued a man who was reported missing the previous morning.

Ross is Fleet Manager, Heidmar

Heidmar announced the promotion of Duncan Ross to Fleet Manager. Duncan joined Heidmar’s London office in 2012 as vessel manager.  Prior to joining Heidmar,

Fire Aboard USS Mount Whitney

A fire broke out on board USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while the ship was in Viktor Lenac Shipyard (Rijeka, Croatia) July 31, 2015. There were no personnel injuries in the fire,

Marine Electronics

Google Maps Goes Coastal with Unmanned Boat

A new high-tech unmanned vessel, launched with the help of Google, will use innovative technologies from the boatbuilding and mapping fields to map shorelines and

Intelsat Records $598 mln Q2 Revenue

Satellite services provider Intelsat S.A. has reported total revenue of $598.1 million and net income attributable to Intelsat S.A. of $60.2 million, or $0.47 per common share on a diluted basis,

INTERSCHALT VDR Earns CCS Certification

INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the provider of maritime software, services and systems for navigation and communications systems (NavCom) and manufacturer of Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) systems,

Marine Equipment

Fire Aboard USS Mount Whitney

A fire broke out on board USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while the ship was in Viktor Lenac Shipyard (Rijeka, Croatia) July 31, 2015. There were no personnel injuries in the fire,

LR First to Certify Small Caribbean Ships

LR is the first class society to certify small commercial ships operating in the Caribbean After becoming the first classification society to issue Cargo

Optimized Tug-Barge System Designs by Robert Allan

Optimized Tug-Barge System Designs by Robert Allan Ltd. by David R. Connand Robert G. Allan, P.Eng. Some veteran Mississippi pushboats and barges have been

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
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: 0.1991 sec (5 req/sec)