Global Navigation Solutions (“GNS”), the maritime services group, today announces the launch of its Global Express Service under which GNS customers can be supplied with short notice emergency charts and publications anywhere in the world, to enable shipping companies to cope with short notice route changes.
This new service is an early result of the integration of GNS offices in Germany, Greece, North America, Singapore, Turkey, UAE and UK. Following last year’s acquisitions, GNS has the strongest and most extensive chart and publication distribution network in the world. The group’s investment in common systems across the whole GNS group is now enabling the organisation to service its customers’ needs at that global level in a way that no other supplier can.
As a result of the extensive GNS network the customer has only to call their local GNS office and speak to their usual customer adviser and GNS will arrange same day delivery of charts and publications to 60 major ports in 25 countries worldwide, and next day delivery to more than 400 further ports in 55 countries. Furthermore, the customers know with certainty that the required charts will arrive on time, be billed at a reasonable, pre-agreed price via a single monthly invoice on standard credit terms, and with the added assurance of knowing that that the charts provided are genuine and contain up to date revisions made by trained chart correctors.
This new Express service is in addition to GNS already offering the best ‘end-to-end’ value for money paper chart and publication supply. GNS customer’s paper chart and publication orders are taken and processed by their usual customer service advisor in their local office, but fulfilled from whichever of GNS’s chart distribution centres is closest to the delivery location. This enables GNS customers to make substantial savings on the freight costs associated with the purchasing and management of paper navigational products and reduce their operational costs.
Mike Robinson, CEO at GNS commented: “We want to provide the market with a fresh approach to navigation – a truly global service for a global industry. We believe having global scale is critical. Shipping companies operate 24/7 worldwide and so now do we.”
GNS is in the business of transforming marine navigation through the provision of an integrated range of information products, software solutions and supporting services that the current and emerging compliance, risk management and operational efficiency requirements of the shipping industry.