ChartWorld International Ltd. acquires Maritime Services Ltd. in Vancouver


ChartWorld, the leading digital chart agent and ECDIS manufacturer, has today announced the acquisition of Maritime Services Ltd. as the latest addition to the ChartWorld Group.

Steven van de Schootbrugge, ChartWorld’s CEO, commented, “We have seen double-digit growth in the North American region in recent years due to our navigation solutions that cover everything from hardware as a service, SAAS, electronic charts, support and service. Our customers can ensure their ECDIS and digital navigation systems are automatically updated and are always compliant with shore-based oversight, for one all-in monthly fee.

“Now is the right time to strengthen our commitment and on-the-ground presence in this key region, and Vancouver is also the perfect location to strengthen our global support function. Expanding our presence to the Western seaboard time zone now allows us to provide fully staffed 24-hour client support when combined with our other global offices.

ChartWorld is a world leader in Maritime Digital Navigation, with solutions on over 8,350 active vessels and with more than 19,000 subscribed services. It is the largest company in the world solely focused on the implementation of end to end digital navigation solutions for commercial shipping.

Shankar Roy, President at Maritime Services, commented, “We are very excited about joining the ChartWorld Group, and the advantages this brings our clients. As part of ChartWorld we can provide our clients with innovative new products at exceptional value, providing dynamic hardware and software solutions to a wide range of navigational operations. ChartWorld also have market-leading ECDIS-leasing offers if required. Together we can now offer our clients an option to replace ECDIS, which has a minimal impact on cash flow. We will tie in flat fee for ENC’s and digital publications creating very attractive pricing bundles."

ChartWorld’s Oliver Schwarz and MSL’s Sumita and Shankar Roy are excited to start the collaboration and shape a new era for Maritime Services in the Americas.

About Maritime Services

Servicing the North American market since 1979, Maritime Services is a provider of commercial and recreational electronic charts, publications, paper charts, and marine and safety electronics. We aim to ensure none of our customers are caught off guard by any trouble that could occur during their trips. Paper charts, publications, and marine and safety electronics are available. All the various activities are managed by experienced and dedicated professionals who have been with the company for decades and remain its greatest strength.  

About ChartWorld

ChartWorld is the leading digital chart agent, specialised in resale of digital maritime data and data services for professional maritime applications such as ECDIS – a trusted Partner for maritime digital data services since 2002.

ChartWorld holds a unique set of high-level qualifications and approvals including ISO9001: 2015, DNV SENC & PAYS Approval to PRIMAR Standards, IHB Certified Data Server, Official PRIMAR and IC-ENC VAR, UKHO Digital Chart Agent, NOAA Certified CEVAD and ACES – Advanced ChartWorld ENC Service; providing ENCs in SENC format.

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