Kelvin Hughes


Making ECDIS Happen at SEA ASIA 2011

As part of its “Making ECDIS Happen” program, Kelvin Hughes will be using Sea Asia as the backdrop to the first in a series of end-user seminars, aimed at providing real solutions for the international shipping industry in preparation for the start of the ECDIS Mandate which is now less than a year away.

Speaking about the seminars Kelvin Hughes’ Business Development Director Steve Mariner said:
‘Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard so much talk about the Mandate: what it means, how it will affect the market and how the industry can be prepared.’

‘We believe that with less than twelve months to go, the time for talking is over. We need to act quickly to ensure that the industry is not just prepared for ECDIS, but ready and able to take action. At Kelvin Hughes we have the expertise, the equipment and a turnkey ECDIS solution in the form of ECDISPLUS. Above all, we have the drive and experience to help our customers make ECDIS happen.’

Furthering Kelvin Hughes’ commitment to ECDIS, the stand at Sea Asia will include an ECDIS Clinic, where visitors can talk to an expert about their ECDIS requirements and discuss the options available. The ECDIS Clinic will roll out following Sea Asia and will be a key element of Kelvin Hughes’ attendance at Norshipping in May.

Held at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore, this year’s SeaAsia is the third to be held since its beginnings in 2007 and will be the largest yet, with over 400 exhibitors from more than 60 countries playing host to over 10,000 visitors.

The team from Kelvin Hughes’ local office in Singapore will be on hand throughout the three day event to talk to customers, answer questions and demonstrate Kelvin Hughes’ world-leading range of equipment including ECDISPLUS, the revolutionary complete ECDIS solution launched last year.

Developed to provide one solid solution to the confusion surrounding ECDIS, ECDISPLUS enables customers to put together a bespoke package with the added benefit of world-class support, training and expertise.

ECDISPLUS is entirely flexible and meets the requirements of shipowners and operators both for paperless operations and for those operating with paper charts and migrating to ECDIS with a paper back-up.

As a key hub for Kelvin Hughes in Asia, the Singapore operation is continually expanding, and last year moved into new premises in order to cope with a growing demand for its products and services.

With a staff of 30, the office holds stock of navigational and bridge equipment together with extensive paper and electronic charts and nautical publications. The Singapore operation is also a major service hub and provides training courses.

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