Maersk Tankers, one of the world’s largest product tanker companies, has selected PTI preferred partner Transas to implement an electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) compliance program across the Maersk Tankers fleet.
The move comes in response to a requirement set out by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in 2012, which urged the installation of ECDIS on board all ships, according to the Maritime Executive.
According to the agreement between Maersk and Transas Marine, the vessels will be upgraded to the latest version of the Transas navi-sailor ECDIS multifunction display in dual-configuration, with official charts folio for paperless operation.
The installations have already started and over the coming months 68 of Maersk Tankers’ retrofit vessels will be equipped with the Transas ECDIS, with further installations to be delivered to Maersk Tankers around 2016.
Jens Pfeiffer, Transas Marine’s navigation business division director said: “We believe that a solid concept for ECDIS implementation is the key success factor for a sustainable solution not only to meet IMO requirements, but also to improve the efficiency and safety of the Maersk Tankers fleet with our proven user friendly systems.”
The agreement includes ECDIS installations for both retrofit and for newly built vessels for Maersk Tankers.