Transas is a world-leading provider of high tech equipment, software applications, integrated solutions and services for the maritime industry: Transas has over 35% of the ECDIS world market share, around 25% of VTMS installations and over 45% of the maritime simulation market.
Transas offers best-in-class navigation systems and integrated bridge solutions, recognised training and simulation solutions, renowned VTMS and coastal surveillance systems, fleet and port management systems, onboard and individual decision support systems for professional crew and pilots, as well as popular applications for leisure and the marine mass market.
Transas operates more than 20 proprietary regional offices as well as its network of partners serving Transas customers globally.
Being a trendsetter and visionary for the market over the last 25 years Transas promotes its own concept of e-Navigation as the future model for Marine IT integrating all elements of the marine industry and all systems into one information environment.
The history of Transas marks the development of maritime computing technology in modern times. From 1990 when a team of enthusiasts established the company, to the present day as an international market leader. At the cutting edge of market development with its own visionary solutions, Transas created the modern world of maritime technologies as they know it: with intellectual onboard solutions, vessel traffic management systems, training simulators, e-navigation solutions and many others.
Transas was established in 1990 by a small group of professional seafarers and engineers, enthusiasts of maritime computing technologies. The founders' knowledge and passion for innovation, and a strong focus on the development of a commercial network worldwide saw Transas rapidly established as a globally renowned provider of a wide range of products and solutions for the marine industry.
In the 1990s, Transas was one of the first companies to offer electronic chart systems - much earlier than this system became conventional and mandatory. In 1996 Transas marine navigation systems were installed in Sweden on 117 patrol ships (Combat Boat-90 project) and in 1997 Transas ECS was already used by the crew of the MIR space orbital station. In 1999 Transas became the first company in the world to receive the international ECDIS Type Approval Certificate.
Transas is the pioneer in maritime simulators used for training of seafarers and other professionals. The first simulator was presented to the market in 1991, and in 1995 the first full-scale navigational simulator was installed at the IDESS Training Center, Philippines. In 1998 after a number of large successful projects in South Korea and the UK, Transas was awarded Lloyd's List Honorary Diploma "For Outstanding and Consistent Contribution to Training".
In 2000 Transas got its first VTMS contracts in Australia and New Zealand – just a few years after Guidelines for Vessel Traffic Services was adopted by IMO. In 2001-2002 Transas signed prestigious multi-million dollar contracts for VTMS in the Gulf of Finland and Bulgaria as well as carrying out VTMS installations in ports of England, Iceland, France, Morocco and Namibia.
During the next two decades Transas capitalised on its experience in creating high-tech innovative products and solutions to open up new areas: from technical simulators to integrated bridge systems, from monitoring solutions for offshore oil and gas industry to mobile apps for leisure market, from pilot applications to fleet management.
Having a comprehensive and integrated product portfolio, Transas naturally arrived at the concept of e-Navigation as an eco-system integrating all participants of the marine industry and all systems into one information environment, unified processes and interactive platform. Now Transas not only participates in several e-Navigation projects worldwide, but also actively promotes e-Navigation as a future model of Marine IT, and the future standard for providers of maritime equipment, software and services.
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