MARIS ECDIS Marks 30-unit Deal in Turkey
A run of orders for MARIS has culminated in a 30-system deal covering the delivery of its ECDIS900 system to Turkish customers.
The deal highlights the longstanding relationship between MARIS and w marine electronics distribution and service specialist STT International Ltd. It covers existing and future STT requirements to deliver MARIS ECDIS900 to Turkish owners and shipyards. STT reports that the first systems are committed to general cargo vessel newbuildings due delivery to Yildirim Group from the Marmara Shipyard before the end of 2013.
The deal crowns a series of orders for MARIS in early 2013, which include a fleet agreement with an undisclosed major shipowner for a range of MARIS products, plus a contract to supply MARIS ECDIS900 Seismic software for a series of state of the art Seismic Exploration Vessels. Other recent contracts have come from Høegh Fleet Services (using MARIS as a one stop shop for ECDIS, charts, Voyage Decision Support System and the online reporting system LOG4000), and The Norwegian Coastal Administration (for PilotMate ECDIS PCs).
MARIS is also extending its geographic reach into Russia. Meanwhile, the company has appointed Rubens Patené and Schellmann Ltda as its new distributor in Brazil to prepare for the expected growth in the Brazilian shipping industry, mainly in the offshore supply vessel market.