Friday, April 9, 2010

Singapore Office Move For Shipping Navigation Aid Leaders Kelvin Hughes

Long Established Chart and Radar Company Expand
Shipping News Feature

SINGAPORE – UK – Long established marine navigation system company Kelvin Hughes say they have had to move to larger premises in Singapore to cope with a growing demand for their products and services. The company, which can trace its roots back to 18th century Britain, has been supplying radar and other on board technology since 1947 in addition to their traditional paper charts and now report over 4000 vessels, from container ships to tankers and cruise liners, are fitted with their patented ChartCo on board satellite data analysis and report system.

The new Singapore address is :- Kelvin Hughes (Singapore) Pte Ltd., 896 Dunearn Road #03-05, Sime Darby Centre, Singapore 589472. Relevant telephone numbers and e mail addresses can be found on the Kelvin Hughes website plus those for the Head Office in London and others in Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, USA and China.

"We have upgraded our IT systems and processes and also now carry a greater number and variety of charts and publications as standard stock," says Jonathan Field, General Manager, Asia. "The demand for paper charts and publications remains strong and our market share is growing."

The office, with a staff of 30, holds stock of Kelvin Hughes navigational and bridge equipment which it supplies and maintains, as well the paper and electronic charts and nautical publications. It also offers training and intensive customer support.

Recently Kelvin Hughes has designed and produced the world’s first commercial solid-state marine radar, SharpEye™. The company reports that this product brings military grade performance to the commercial marine marketplace for the first time using experience gained from the supply of equipment to over 30 navies around the world, including fittings on every United Kingdom Royal Navy warship.

Pic: Kelvin Hughes market a range of maritime products from flags to chronometers.