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ChartCo: ChartCo Moves Ships’ Logbooks to the Cloud

Press release   •   Nov 26, 2018 13:42 GMT

Martin Taylor, CEO of ChartCo, and Jón Ágúst Thorsteinsson, CEO of Klappir, shake hands on an exclusive partnership deal

ChartCo and Klappir Green Solutions are today celebrating the signing of an exclusive partnership agreement. Under the terms of this unique arrangement, the two companies will market digital logbooks and software solutions for the global commercial maritime sector, within the ChartCo OneOcean platform. These will focus on the provision of reporting, monitoring, compliance and validation services.

This move reflects ChartCo’s ongoing strategy of simplifying the operation and management of commercial shipping. The ChartCo OneOcean platform is making a hugely positive impact upon the industry with its extensive breadth of applications – everything from fleet management and e-navigation to regulatory compliance and adherence to safety obligations, all within one solution.

The addition of digital logbooks to ChartCo OneOcean’s range of tools means that comprehensive ship data can be recorded in an environmentally-responsible manner, conforming to guidance from the IMO and MARPOL (the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships). As well as recording a ship’s position, course and distance travelled, electronic logbooks also catalogue environmentally-sensitive aspects such as fuel usage and discharges, garbage disposal and greenhouse gas emissions.

One of the immediate customer benefits is the fact that onboard data recorded into the digital logbooks will be automatically synchronised via the ChartCo OneOcean cloud, allowing shoreside management to monitor fleet activity, conduct trend analysis and benchmarking exercises, and submit records to regulatory authorities.

Furthermore, logging data digitally both simplifies and shortens a complex and time-consuming manual process and helps to eliminate errors. More than 50,000 commercial ships are required to complete an extraordinarily large volume of logbooks. The inclusion of digital logbooks within OneOcean means that ChartCo is perfectly positioned to relieve ship operators of another burdensome task.

The maritime sector is in many ways leading the field in environmental reporting and compliance,” comments Jón Ágúst Thorsteinsson, CEO of Klappir, “so entering into a partnership with ChartCo is an important step for us in accessing international maritime markets.”

We are really pleased about our partnership with Klappir,”adds Martin Taylor, CEO of ChartCo. “Their environmental maritime software complements our broad range of digital solutions and is a logical extension of our EnviroManager solution which empowers crews to comply with environmental regulations. It’s very exciting to enhance our offering to customers with e-record books. We always listen to our clients, and this new partnership is further proof of our ongoing commitment to addressing their needs, which is of paramount importance to us. And it continues to demonstrate our role as a global leader of digital maritime services.


About ChartCo

ChartCo is a global leader in digital navigation services and voyage compliance. We provide market-leading solutions that reduce the cost of ship operations, improve situational awareness to owners and crew and assist with the ever-increasing levels of regulatory compliance. Today we have more than 13,500 vessels purchasing our products and services each year.

We hold the 2018 SMART4SEA e-Navigation Award in recognition of our accomplishments in facilitating the transition to digital navigation in commercial shipping through our range of software solutions for vessels and shore side operators.

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About Klappir

Klappir is a software company that provides smart environmental management solutions to corporations and governments to minimise their footprint, and ensure transparent green accounting and compliance with environmental regulations.

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