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ChartCo buys Docmap

(l-r) Oyvind Orbak, managing director of Docmap, with Martin Taylor, CEO of ChartCo (l-r) Oyvind Orbak, managing director of Docmap, with Martin Taylor, CEO of ChartCo

ChartCo has announced that it has completed a deal to acquire maritime digital document management company Docmap.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Docmap, based in Oslo, was founded in 2005 and provides software for Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) operations on vessels and ashore. Its recently launched Docmap 8 software operates both shore side and on board through standard web browsers, incorporating modules for audit control and risk assessment.

ChartCo’s own range of digital services dates back to 1998, created in anticipation of the move from paper to digital navigational charts and publications. Today, it provides digital data for navigational and compliance management to around 12,000 vessels within the maritime community.

As part of the acquisition, the Docmap management team will join the ChartCo business and the Docmap brand will become part of ChartCo’s product portfolio.

“Docmap is the recognised leader in its sector and it is with great excitement that I announce this acquisition which will strengthen further the already well-respected ChartCo brand. The Docmap team of experts have just launched their latest market offering, Docmap 8, which will sit neatly alongside ChartCo’s range of solutions including PassageManager, Regs4Ships, EnviroManager and FleetManager,” said Martin Taylor, CEO of ChartCo. 

“We are already building a Docmap solution for replicating Safety Management Systems (SMS), complete with integrated regulations using the Regs4ships brand, capability and knowledge which we acquired a couple of years ago.”

“Many of our customers, and those of Docmap, have requested such a solution and this will massively simplify the management of their SMS, ensuring continuous compliance with the ever-changing and growing regulatory environment within which they operate. The market need became evident through our training and consultancy arm, which regularly audits and updates customers’ SMS.”

The acquisition of Docmap is the first made by ChartCo since Equistone Partners Europe invested in the company in June 2016, a deal which saw ChartCo leave the Kelvin Hughes Group.{/mprestriction}

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