Rethinking ECDIS: Major European shipowners switch ECDIS product to meet new mandatory regulations for 2017.
The latest feedback from the ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information System market in Europe shows that major ship owners are choosing to install new ECDIS units rather than upgrade older units. This is a consequence of a poor… Continue reading
Consilium Middle East invited me to hold a Train the Trainer course on their premises in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. One of their customers wanted a training course covering both Consilium ECDIS and Consilium G2 ECDIS products. The four-day course… Continue reading
Despite the best intentions, the introduction of the mandatory Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) on ships in many cases has increased the workload for navigation officers. The reasons for that consequence are several. Poor attention to technical issues… Continue reading
Rethinking ECDIS: New fixed rate and leasing services, inspired by the cellphone market, will change the economical conditions for use of ECDIS onboard fundamentally.
The key issue here is off cause that the provider is able to offer charts (ENC), digital publications, ECDIS systems, update and maintenance into one flat fee package. Only under such conditions you are able to have one flat rate… Continue reading
Many already installed electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) trace their product technology back to the early 1990s. Typically, ECDIS have been installed as part of bridge packages for ships as they are being built or retrofitted with equipment… Continue reading
The first move of ChartWorld’s current project is to offer all Norwegian customers a leasing package containing ECDIS, data, support, and a lifetime warranty, as the advertisement below shows.
Norwegian customers can purchase the product via ChartWorld International, which… Continue reading
I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded the contract to introduce ChartWorld’s products and services into the Norwegian and Scandinavian markets. As some of you know, ChartWorld ranks among the most successful, rapidly growing makers of ECDIS… Continue reading
As a part of the SIMRAD MARIS E900 product training, the NOLA (Navico Online Learning Academy) certification has been implemented. The NOLA certification is an Internet application where students can log on to take their exam. The examination is the… Continue reading
In the early days of electronic chart systems, before full GPS coverage, radar overlays were used to correct the ship’s position on an electronic map. It was used to compensate for the error using Loran C, Decca, or Transit satellite… Continue reading
Recently, I have conducted a number of training courses on-board ships. The last one was on MV Island Performer, the newest offshore vessel owned by Island Offshore.
The MV Island Performer… Continue reading