Elcome Expands Range of Services to Maritime Industry with Navimeteo Weather Forecasting
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Nov. 19, 2020 – (Marine NewsWire) Elcome International has been appointed as a non-exclusive distributor of Navimeteo professional weather forecasting and observation services globally.
Navimeteo offers subscription-based marine weather forecasting services designed primarily for the commercial shipping, yachting, cruise ship, oil and gas, renewable and nearshore construction sectors worldwide. It provides detailed and meteorologist-validated location-specific site forecasts for planning operations, reducing downtime, and boosting safety for the project and vessel crew. The service includes route planning, port forecasts, weather warnings and vessel monitoring. The company’s professional meteorology experts are available 24×7 for consultations and support, maintaining the importance of the “human” in the forecasting process. Subscribers can also view interactive weather charts with a customized selection for ports, highlighted with associated color-coded warnings.
“The Navimeteo agreement expands our growing portfolio of navigational and safety products and services,” said Kostaiantyn Matvieiev, Senior Manager, Digital Navigation Solutions Portfolio, Elcome International. “We are also the region’s largest supplier of ADMIRALTY print and digital nautical charts and publications. Now we can also offer weather routing and alerting services for our customers worldwide.”
“The addition of Elcome to our distribution network will enable us to better serve our customers in the offshore, energy and maritime markets using our weather forecasting and observation services around the globe,” said Gianfranco Meggiorin, Director of Navimeteo Ltd. “Elcome has an unparalleled reputation as one of the top ship service companies with a geographical footprint of branch offices from Europe to Southeast Asia.”
About Elcome International LLC
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Elcome is based in Dubai, UAE, and is one of the world’s largest maritime companies with a diversified portfolio of technologies and solutions. Elcome operates out of 22 offices, across 11 countries, with over 500 employees. Elcome is the authorized sales and service representative for world-leading OEMs across defense, energy, offshore, merchant shipping and yachting industry segments. Elcome’s factory-trained engineers visit more than 800 ships every month with an impressive first-time fix-rate of 96 percent. Elcome is also a leading system integrator credited with many vital land-based, offshore and national security projects in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Elcome is a specialist turnkey solutions provider of navigation, communication, automation, electrical and safety systems. The company’s Electronics Service Hub in Dubai is a full-service center with life-cycle support and life extension services for obsolete electronics. Elcome’s life raft service station in Dubai Headquarters is one of the largest in the world, with an annual service volume of more than 2,000 rafts including Marine Evacuation Systems. Elcome is the Middle East’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications, both print and digital, with two print-on-demand centers in Dubai and Colombo for ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Charts. Elcome operates an FTA-approved training center and bridge simulator in Dubai for dynamic positioning and ECDIS systems. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 by DNV.
About Navimeteo Ltd.
Navimeteo, with operation centers in Italy and United Kingdom, has over 30 years of experience in marine meteorological and oceanographic forecasting. Focusing on the importance of the “human” in the forecasting process, the company’s experts are available 24x7x365 for advice, validation and assistance. In addition to yachts and offshore commercial vessels, Navimeteo provides weather forecasts to prestigious cruise fleets such as MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line, and also provides training courses to mariners.