Martek Offers ECDIS Leasing Package

Press Release
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Martek Marine’s leasing package offers an option to adopt ECDIS early, which they said can help shipowners benefit from increased safety and lower costs.

ECDIS product specialist Bentley Strafford-Stephenson said, “DNV research has shown that deploying ECDIS may reduce grounding frequency by at least 30%. Grounding is the third most frequent accident involving ships larger than 100GT and the fourth highest contributor to marine fatalities at 12%. Offering a leasing option is crucial to give shipowners the opportunity to increase safety and limit risk immediately. Early adopters also benefit from crew having longer to become accustomed to using ECDIS, allowing them to become competent and confident without the pressure of IMO’s deadline.”

Martek believes early ECDIS adoption also offers savings in time and cost over paper charts, eliminating the logistical challenge of having paper charts delivered to ships and the time required to manually update them. Furthermore, route planning using current weather and tidal data can cut transit times and save fuel. They said, shipowners who lease, rather than buy, benefit from their ships always having the most advanced ECDIS systems as the difference between a two and five year old system can be significant due to technological developments.

Mr. Strafford-Stephenson believes that Martek’s leasing model is just one of the elements required to increase early adoption of the system by shipowners: “Providing charts and training as part of a comprehensive ECDIS package eases many of the logistical difficulties around implementation and means all support comes from one supplier, while offering units with a leasing option removes high upfront costs at a time when many companies are struggling with cash flow. Committed use of ECDIS can improve safety, increase efficiency and reduce collisions, and manufacturers should be doing everything they can to make implementation easier for shipowners.”

www.martek-marine.com

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