Following a competitive worldwide tender Teekay has chosen ChartCo to supply digital and paper charts and publications, flag state documentation and on-board navigational management software to their global fleet of more than 100 in-house managed vessels.
Commenting on the tender award, Deborah Sloan, Contracts Specialist at Teekay in Glasgow said:
"We realised that as we implement navigation with ECDIS across our fleets we need a partner who is an expert in digital navigation and having looked at all suppliers with the range of services and geographical reach to fulfil our requirements we are delighted to have identified ChartCo as providing the best overall solution."
Martin Taylor, Managing Director of ChartCo, added:
"The maturity and breadth of services offered by our PassageManager software combined with Regs4ships for digital publications, our customer service and ability to provide additional value-added services such as navigational audits and ECDIS training positions us well to win valuable contracts from industry leading customers such as Teekay."
A key part of the tender was a full review of the various options available for the purchasing of Electronic Navigational Charts including Pay As You Sail, fixed price, pre-paid and standard licencing and after due consideration Teekay has opted to stick to the tried and tested standard licencing in combination with ChartCo's Auto-Permit automated purchasing system.