NAVY becomes a distributor for TrackWell Logbook in Norway

  TrackWell and the Norwegian company NAVY AS have signed an agreement that NAVY becomes a distributor of TrackWell electronic logbooks in Norway. The Directorate of Fisheries in Norway has issued a new requirement for electronic logbooks which will apply from October 1st 2010 for fishing vessels over 21 meters and from January 1st 2011 for vessels over 15 meters. The TrackWell Logbook is already certified against existing regulations in Norway and is in the final approval stage to meet the new regulations. The logbook has been adapted to the Norwegian market and is in use onboard several vessels. The logbook will be sold and supported by NAVY nationwide dealer network under the brand name “TrackWell Fangstdagbok”. “We are very pleased by NAVY as a new distributor when many of the fishermen know NAVY well and have a good relationship with them. NAVY has very good coverage along the coast of Norway and will be able to offer a first class service to the boats no matter what port they are in. NAVY has over 100 experts in marine electronics that are located in over 20 offices from Kirkenes to Fredrikstad. This will ensure  customers good support of the logbook, “said Steingrímur Gunnarsson Sales Manager at TrackWell. “For NAVY this is a natural step to offer more products and support to our customers” said Per Andresen Managing Director of NAVY chain management, and continues  “Navy represents a range of products from leading manufacturers in the marine electronics. Navy technicians are trained and certified marine electronics dealers, ensuring the user qualified sales, installation and service. In addition to the direct customer...

Two Presidents visit TrackWell

Mr. Mohamed Nasheed president of the Maldive Island visited TrackWell together with Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson president of Iceland during his recent trip to Iceland.  The presidents discussed possibilities in cooperation in the field of fisheries, energy and climate changes.   TrackWell presented fisheries management solutions which have been developed in cooperation with Icelandic authorities.  TrackWell has recently implemented new software to aid in monitoring the sustainability of tuna fishing developed in cooperation with the World Bank and the Maldive authorities.  Long discussions were after the demonstration on how those two Island nations can cooperate in using technology to harvest fishery resources in a sustainable and generally “green”...

Organization Changes at Trackwell ADS

Trackwell ADS, the U.S. subsidiary of Iceland-based TrackWell, announced today that Hal Einarsson has recommended the appointment of Tom Lemke to the position of President & CEO and the board has approved this recommendation. “I am very excited to be able to concentrate on the advancement of the Trackwell Fleet suite of products and have Mr. Lemke at the helm,” said Mr. Einarsson, COO/CTO.  “We have made significant advancements in our suite of products and this appointment will allow me to concentrate on completing my long time vision for new and unique solutions.” “We are excited to have Mr. Lemke in this leadership role as he brings over 20 years of highly successful experience in the fleet management industry”, said Jón Ingi Björnsson, COB of Trackwell ADS. “Today’s economic climate creates the right set of conditions for us to capitalize on our unique business offering”, said Mr. Lemke.  “Fleets are seeking products with a lower capital investment while providing a feature-rich solution with a scalable offering. We know that each fleet has special needs that can’t be met by a one-size-fits-all solution.  Our company is quickly growing our North American market share and we are expanding to meet the demand. Our goal is not to be just another vendor of fleet management systems; it is to be the first choice.” The company is also pleased to announce that Jim Bliss has accepted the position of Customer Service Manager. “Jim brings nearly 30 years of experience serving customers that will further enhance our Customer Service Program,” said Mr. Lemke.  He continued, “Providing excellent service to our customers is our number...

TrackWell at the Seafood Processing Europe, Brussels

We would like to invite you to visit us in Brussels at the Seafood Processing Europe 27th – 29th April 2010 on the Iceland pavilion in Hall 4. TrackWell will be demonstrating  Electronic Logbook and Reporting System. TrackWell has been supplying an Electronic Reporting System for Icelandic vessels and fisheries for several years.  The system gives captains and fleet managers a valuable tool to help planning future fishing trips based on experience.   New regulations in EU According to EU regulations 1088/2008, fishing vessels greater than 24 meters in length overall will be required to electronically record and transmit logbook data on a daily basis as from 1st of January 2010. The same requirement will apply to EU fishing vessels greater than 15 meters in length overall as from 1st of July 2011. ERS is a system for recording, reporting, processing, storage and transmission of fisheries data (catch, landing, sales and transhipment) according to EU rules. The key element in ERS is the electronic logbook. The electronic logbook is used to record and securely transmit the details of fishing operations. The information is managed by the master of the fishing vessel and is transmitted to the Member States authorities where this information is then stored in a secure data base. TrackWell is adapting the SeaData software to comply with the new regulations of EU regarding ERS....

The Icelandic President visits TrackWell

The President of Iceland, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson visited TrackWell today and acquainted himself with the business operation. As the pictures illustrate, the president was in no hurry when he spoke with employees and inquired about ongoing projects, product development and marketing strategies. In a meeting with the board of directors, Jón Ingi Björnsson TrackWell’s CEO presented the company, its current status and future vision. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson expressed his interest in assisting companies who are exporting Icelandic products and Icelandic know-how. Frumtak an investment fund recently invested 100mil IKR in TrackWell which makes it possible for the company to increase efforts in product development and enables TrackWell to pursue interesting opportunities in new markets. TrackWell has been very successful with its web based service called TrackWell Mobile Resource Management (MRM) that includes business processes to administer and manage resources. The solution is comprised of three main modules: TrackWell Timon, TrackWell Fleet and TrackWell ERS/VMS. TrackWell Fleet for fleet management is getting great reviews by users who state that the tool is essential for cutting costs and enhancing service. One of the “coolest” features in the TrackWell Fleet system is weather and weather forecast information that can be used to warn drivers if bad weather is ahead etc. TrackWell ERS for fishing industry won first price for “Best New Product” on the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition last autumn. In a short time it has become one of the popular Electronic Fishing Logbooks in the world. Trackwell has sold its products to 19 countries on 5 continents and runs a subsidiary TrackWell ADS in...

TrackWell won first price at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition

TrackWell ERS won first price for “Best New Product” at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. The TrackWell Electroninc Logbook and Reporting System gives captains and fleet managers a valuable tool to help planning future fishing trips based on experience. It helps selecting the fishing grounds that are likely to provide the intended species with respect to time of the year, weather and sea conditions. Guðmundur P Davíðsson, President of Eimskip Iceland handed the award to Jón Ingi Björnsson, CEO of...

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