Navios signs up 160 vessels to new ECDIS update application 

Leading dry bulk, container and tanker vessels’ management company, Navios ShipManagement Inc., a member of Navios Group, has confirmed that it is the first shipping company to sign up to use SRH Marine SAIT’s Delta Platform with real-time ECDIS chart updates over Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service. 

The platform, which includes chart updates, publications and notices to mariners, will be rolled out on all of Navios’ 160 tankers, bulker and container vessels and the FleetBroadband APN will allow Navios to update ECDIS charts seamlessly and securely, on demand and without interrupting their primary bandwidth service.  

Chairman and CEO of Navios Group, Mrs. Angeliki Frangou stated:

“The SRH Delta Platform will allow us to advance e-Navigation in our vessels and minimize associated risks through secure, direct LAN connectivity & higher reliability.

We have been performing beta tests of the application on two of our vessels, over a period of four months, with great success and we are now confident to proceed with the Installation of the solution into our 160 Tanker, Bulk and Container vessels”

John Laderos, Chief Executive of SRH Marine Electronics, said: 

 “This is a straightforward and practical solution for owners seeking to accelerate their e-navigation strategies, allowing data transmission through Fleet Broadband connectivity that is already in position around the globe and proven on performance, coverage and reliability,” said Laderos. 

Ronald Spithout, President of Inmarsat Maritime, said: 

“We are delighted that Navios are the first user of this application and proves without doubt that FleetBroadband connectivity, which is available on close to 40,000 vessels, can help support shipping’s transition to digitalisation for mission-critical applications such as ECDIS, and is now a unique enabling platform for applications through the new dedicated bandwidth APN.”

 

About SRH Delta Fleet

SRH Delta Fleetis an innovativesolution, which combines a dedicated channel, powered by Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband. The platform provides the most cost efficient and paperless e-Navigation, by distributing automatically all charts & updates as well as data required for voyage planning and route optimization tools. 

The SRH Delta platform, which includes chart updates, publications and notices to mariners, will be available for L-band transmission to any Fleet Broadband user equipped with the new, dedicated bandwidth Application Access Point Name (APN) developed by Inmarsat.

 

About SRH Marine SAIT

SRH Marine Electronics S.A. is a well-established company in the maritime market, offering full services on Sales, Technical support and Training. Our services extend to Navigation, Radio communication, Automation, Spares, Retrofit & Repairs, Safety and other marine equipment. SRH has established a powerful position within the marine sector through sustained support of a global network of well-known manufacturers and strategic alliances. 

 

About Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (“Navios”) (NYSE: NM) is a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company focused on the transport and transshipment of drybulk commodities including iron ore, coal and grain. 

The Navios Group of companies includes also Navios Maritime Partners, L.P. (NYSE: NMM), Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: NNA), Navios Maritime Containers L.P. (NASDAQ: NMCI), Navios South American Logistics Inc. (“Navios Logistics”), Navios Europe I and Navios Europe II.  As a total, Navios Group controls 208 owned and long term charter-in vessels, consisting of 105 dry bulk vessels = 11.1 million dwt, 56 tanker vessels = 6.4 million dwt and 47 container vessels = 219,483 TEU