With the signing of the latest contact with Oldendorff Carriers, ChartCo which operates the world's renowned satellite distribution service for chart updates and other data for mariners, now has a subscriber base of over 3,000 vessels.
The 3,000 threshold was achieved when leading bulk carrier operator and owner Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG, of Lubeck, Germany, chose to install the ChartCo broadcast system on 35 of its vessels. Further orders from Torm Shipmanagement & Quintana Management in Athens for the ChartCo Broadcast service have since been received adding to the list of subscribers.
Mr. Mikkjal Poulsen, General Manager of TORM Singapore PTE commented "Without ChartCo, vessels would have had a lot more trouble with vetting and port state control. I believe ChartCo has made the correction of charts much easier, and it's definitely the fastest and most reliable method of updating Notice to Mariners and Tracings that we have heard of."
Dr. Yiorgos Palierakis, Director of ChartCo, stated. "We are thrilled by the ever increasing rate at which ChartCo is being adopted by the world's shipping community. Satellite broadcast remains the most cost effective way of distributing large volumes of data to vessels at sea".