Polar Denizcilik ve Deniz Malzemeleri A.S. was founded in 1986 in Istanbul as a supply and service company for marine communication and navigation equipment. In the years to follow the company become one of the leading maritime electronics companies in Mediterranean and Black sea regions.
Container ship safety is under the spotlight with ever-increasing ship sizes, as evidenced by the January 2015 inauguration of the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar (19,224 teu).
Inmarsat said it has made progress on gaining IMO approval to expand mandated safety communications to its more modern services of FleetBroadband and Fleet One. It is hopeful that IMO will allow these services to become part of the global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) that is compulsory for shipping.
Interview to Mr Lawal Gbolahan (CEO/MD of GIL Automation Nigeria, new ISES Member)