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Saturday, May 26, 2018

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New Transas CEO Plans Market Shakeup

Frank Coles (Photo: Transas)

The new CEO of Transas, Frank Coles, has vocalized his vision for the future of the global maritime technology for the first time since his appointment in late 2015. The Transas CEO has his sights set on the company delivering the technology and solutions needed for the integrated maritime industry infrastructure of the future. Revealing Transas’ new vision statement in an exclusive interview with Ship Efficiency Review, Frank Coles says that Transas will be “stepping up to shake up the market” in order to lead the industry.

Transas Simulation Complex Installed in Shetland

Transas has successfully completed the installation of a new simulation complex at the North Atlantic Fisheries College in Scalloway, Shetland. The new installation replaces the existing Norcontrol simulator. This new advanced complex at the forefront of simulation technology employs the latest NT Pro 4000 software offering a very high training potential. The complex includes a Transas full mission bridge simulator equipped with two ARPA radars / ECDIS / conning and ship controls, 210-degree visualisation and two additional bridges developed to operate as separate vessels and aimed at complex specialised pilotage/tug operations training in conjunction with the main bridge.

Transas Takes Malaysian Orders forTraffic Management Systems

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Transas Marine Pacific, in cooperation with its partner KASI Malaysia Sdn Bhd, was awarded two contracts for installation of Vessel Traffic Management Systems in Tawau Port and Kimanis Bay Terminal. With these orders Transas continues its growth in the Malaysian market. Implementation of the projects will be carried out in close cooperation with Transas strategic partner KASI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, integrated marine solutions provider. Scope of supply includes Transas state-of-the-art Navi-Harbor VTS software package…

Maersk to Install Transas ECDIS on 100 Vessels

 Transas Marine's ECDIS Console (Image courtesy of Transas Marine)

Maersk Line, the world's largest container company, has selected Transas Marine for ECDIS implementation on more than 100 vessels, Transas announced today. The contract features the Transas Navi-Sailor ECDIS 4000 in dual configuration plus a back-up station on each vessel. According to the agreement signed between Maersk Line and Transas Marine, existing Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems will be upgraded to the latest version of the Transas Navi-Sailor ECDIS Multifunction Display with two ECDIS stations…

Transas Installs VTS Systems in Morocco Ports

In May 2002, Transas installed its Navi-Harbour 3000 VTS systems in two Moroccan ports, Jorf Lasfar and Mohammedia. Transas has won these orders following the success of Soremar, its local distributor in Morocco and North Africa, in the international tender. The VTS system configurations ordered for the both ports are identical and comprise in each case a radar sensor with a Transas ORS-3 radar processor, Transas VTS Server used as Master operator station and one full-functional Operator Display Unit Workstation. The systems supplied provide target tracking within the area extending from 20 nautical miles outside the port to ship berthings on the port basin.

Transas Opens Office in India

Transas is opening a new office in Mumbai, India. By establishing the presence on the ground, Transas will be able to more effectively market its capabilities and target the growing opportunities in this strategically important region. By strengthening the presence in India, Transas will also expand into new market segments, like aviation, defence and edutainment. Transas India will continue to closely cooperate with the Company’s long-term Partner in the marine market Elcome Marine Services Pvt. Ltd. Shailendra Shukla will be the new Managing Director of Transas India. Mr. Shukla has been working in Transas since 2007 as a Managing Director of the company’s office in Dubai, UAE.

Transas Secures Order For Maersk fleet

Transas Scandinavia AB has been awarded a large order to supply the A.P. Moller ship owning companies with an extensive ECDIS package. According to the contract signed with INFOCOM Systems A/S (Infocom), a technology company in the A.P. Moller Group, Transas will provide 160 Maersk vessels with a dual Navi-Sailor 2400 ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) complete with Radar Overlay, a full world folio of Transas electronic charts and a subscription to the chart correction service. Transas has also been contracted to supply the weather forecast software, Weather Wizard, onto each ship, as well as the necessary Transas computers and Hatteland displays. In addition to the onboard equipment range, the Transas delivery package will comprise an office ECDIS system for the A.P.

Transas Wins Huge A.P. Moller Deal

Transas Scandinavia AB has won a large order to supply the A.P. Moller ship owning companies with an extensive ECDIS package. According to the contract signed with INFOCOM Systems A/S (Infocom), a technology company in the A.P. Moller Group, Transas will provide 160 Maersk vessels with a dual Navi-Sailor 2400 ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) complete with Radar Overlay, a full world folio of Transas electronic charts and a subscription to the chart correction service. Transas has also been contracted to supply the weather forecast software, Weather Wizard, onto each ship, as well as the necessary Transas computers and Hatteland displays. In addition to the onboard equipment range, the Transas delivery package will comprise an office ECDIS system for the A.P.

Transas Consolidates Network

From February 24 to 28, Transas Marine Pacific in cooperation with Transas HQ completed a simulation training course and distributor seminar for all Transas distributors in the Asian-Pacific region. Countries participating included Japan, The Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. It was the first organizational event of its kind held for the entire South-East Asia region. The subject of the seminar was the development of the Transas Distribution Network in the Asian Pacific region, its structure and further expansion. The participants focused on the promotion strategy for Transas products, their perspectives in the local markets and mutual cooperation between distributors and Transas HUBs.

Transas To Introduce New Developments at APTS 2002

At the Airport, Port & Terminal Security (APTS) Exhibition in London on December 3-5, Transas (Stand No. D110 ) will showcase its latest IT solutions in the field of marine safety and security. Transas will its new development for port and coastal security - Transas Port Security System, which offers protection of large scale waterside perimeter infrastructure assets such as transportation centers, power plants, water resources, hazardous waste facilities, above ground storage facilities, territorial borders, defense facilities, and any other potential targets of hostile actions from terrorists or other acts of violence. The new Transas waterside security system incorporates the following modules: Radar Site(s)…

Transas Receives BSH Certificate for ECDIS Training

Transas Marine GmbH is the first among all German training institutes to receive BSH Flag State approval for its STCW conform ECDIS training. BSH has issued a certificate for Transas with an honorable number BSH-2011-921-001. ECDIS Training offered by Transas Marine follows the IMO Model Course 1.27 fully compliant to the Manila Amendments to STCW 2010, which will be compulsory for training from 1st of January 2012. This allows Transas to issue STCW 2010 compliant ECDIS training certificates.

New Integrated Bridge Solution from Transas

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Transas Marine expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the T-Bridge, an integrated navigation system that meets professional bridge equipment with aviation, automation and tablet technology. The new Transas T-bridge brings together diverse systems into a single bridge environment, where data sources are combined to provide a full and clear picture to support efficient decision-making. Solid, timely and pertinent access to all crucial information is the key to safe and secure navigation.

Transas Shifts Sole Focus to Maritime Sector

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Arranging new changes to its brand positioning, the Transas Group informs it will now focus its efforts solely in the maritime market. The group’s shareholders made the decision to focus the Transas brand on the maritime business only, taking into account the success of Transas and its brand awareness in the maritime IT market and dominating position in several key segments of this market, Transas explained. The group’s other business segments, including aviation technologies and non-marine simulation, will be rebranded in accordance with the new strategy.

Transas Launches Pay As You Sail Solution

Transas Marine launches Pay As You Sail solution. Transas Marine launches its 'Pay As You Sail' chart solution for (S)ENC. Transas received approval for the 'Pay As You Sail' service by UKHO, PRIMAR and IC-ENC after succesful sea trials and verification by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Traditionally the navigator has to select and purchase charts prior to each voyage using what is commonly called pre-licensing method. With Transas PAYS solution the vessel will have a license and access to install, view and pre-plan using official (S)ENC's without additional cost. What's unique with Transas "Pay As You Sail" solution is that recording and reporting of charts used is done with extraction from Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS logbook.

Valery Ermakov Appointed CEO at Transas

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Transas Group announced Valery Ermakov took over the responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer, Transas Group as of October 22, 2013. Prior to joining Transas Group, Valery Ermakov served as First Deputy CEO – Chief Operating Officer at the Russian telecom giant - OJSC MegaFon. transas.com  

Korean Registry Okays Transas ECDIS

Certificate issued by the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute proves the system's compliance with all ECDIS-related regulations

Transas, one of the world's leading providers of integrated navigation solutions, received ECDIS type-approval from the Korean Registry (Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute), making Transas one of a few companies holding an ECDIS certificate from the South Korean maritime authority. The certificate issued by the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute proves the system's compliance with all ECDIS-related regulations valid for the South Korean Flag state and covers not only Navi-Sailor ECDIS in Premium and Standard configurations…

ULTRAGAS Chooses Transas ECDIS Solutions

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ECDIS manufacturer Transas Marine was awarded a contract for the supply of Dual ECDIS to ULTRAGAS, an ULTRANAV company and owner and operator of highly specialized vessels for transportation of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) and petro-chemical gases with years of experience in this demanding segment of shipping. As a part of the contract, ULTRAGAS has ordered Dual Navi-Sailor ECDIS Multifunction Display (MFD) sets with Radar overlay for installation on board of five additional vessels.

Transas Launches Web Map Service

Transas web map

Transas Marine has launched Transas Web Map Service (WMS)to provide transparent and easy access to navigation charts through common interface. Access to comprehensive mapping data is a powerful tool for developers of online web-based and mobile apps who can now use Transas’ top-notch technology to build their own applications. Transas WMS incorporates the company’s renowned TX-97 chart collection and guaranteesfast and reliable chart viewing service with a worldwide coverage.Developers of custom mapping applicationswith web access features can now use Transas TX-97 map tiles.

Transas Streamlines Marine Management Structure

Ralf Lehnert

Transas Group has announced today the appointment of Andrey Belentiev as the Group's Director of the Marine Business Unit. Andrey Belentiev, former Managing Director of Transas (JSC), Russian marine business entity, is now in charge of the Transas marine business worldwide. Centralized strategic governance, technology development and financial management will contribute to a better overall performance of the Transas Group and its marine business. Ralf Lehnert, Managing Director, Transas Marine International continues running international part of the Transas marine business.

Swedish Transport Approves Transas ECDIS Training

Transas Marine International has received Transportstyrelsen (Swedish Transport Agency) approval for its STCW conform generic ECDIS training. After successful formal and on-site Transportstyrelsen audits, Transas ECDIS training course was certified successfully and will be re-audited according to the regular Transportstyrelsen audit cycle. ECDIS Training offered by Transas Marine follows the IMO Model Course 1.27 fully compliant to the STCW 2010, which is compulsory for training from 1st of January 2012. This allows Transas to issue STCW 2010 compliant ECDIS training certificates.

Transas Names Pfeiffer Navigation Director

Jens Pfeiffer

Transas Marine has announced the appointment of Jens Pfeiffer as a Business Division Director, Navigation, Transas Marine. Jens Pfeiffer first joined Transas as a Sales Manager, Navigation in the company’s German office in 2005 where he worked for two years. Afterwards, he moved to a position of a Managing Director of the German subsidiary of a stock listed Norwegian Ship Supply Company, where Jens was later on promoted to a Vice President, Northern Europe before joining Transas again.

TORM chooses Transas Marine Dual ECDIS

TORM has chosen Transas Marine as an ECDIS supplier for five of its vessels. Navi-Sailor 4000 Dual ECDIS will be installed on five L-Class Tankers. Along with this, Transas Marine will supply and install 1 x ‘Back of the Bridge’ station on each of the five vessels, and the vessels will thereby obtain 3 x fully operational ECDIS stations. Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS ‘Back of the Bridge’ planning station is based on the 24’’ Panel PC. It includes Navi-Planner with full voyage plan functionality and ECDIS Software. Installation has been completed on the vessel “TORM LOUISE”, and remaining 4 vessels will be equipped in the following months. In addition, Transas Marine has upgraded eight other TORM vessels to the latest hard- and software versions.

Wärtsilä’s Acquisition of Transas is Completed

Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions (CREDIT: Wärtsilä)

The technology group Wärtsilä announces that its acquisition of Transas, a global company headquartered in the U.K., has now been finalized. Control of the company will be transferred to Wärtsilä effective from 4 May, 2018. The acquisition, which was announced in March 2018, has a transaction value of MEUR 210 (enterprise value). Transas is a global market leader in marine navigation solutions that include complete bridge systems, digital products and electronic charts. It is also a leader in professional training and simulation services, as well as ship traffic control systems.

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