Global maritime navigation supplier Nautisk has strengthened its team of maritime industry specialists with the appointment of John Dawson as Project Manager.
John’s appointment comes at the start of a busy year for the company, as it gets set to launch a revolutionary new voyage planning suite at Norshipping later this year.
Based in the UK, John will be responsible for driving new business with a focus on Europe, and identifying new business areas across the market. A highly experienced shipping professional, John has previously worked at the UKHO as Head of Sales and Customer Service and more recently as a business consultant, advising a wide range of clients in the maritime sector.
As well as driving new business, John will take a lead role in new product development.
Head of Global Sales Peter J Pran said:
“2017 sees the beginning of an important new era for Nautisk as we launch a number of new products and services for navigation, route planning and back of bridge operations. We are moving from our role as a traditional chart agent to that of a software house, and our team of developers are at the forefront of technology when it comes to navigation and voyage optimisation.”
“Our newest product, NaviTab, has seen a sharp rise in sales over the past few months, with more and more customers seeing the benefit for their fleets of having all their essential publications in one, handheld, electronic library. We expect sales of NaviTab to continue to accelerate as we position it alongside our new offering, which launches at Norshipping in June.”
“We expect the coming few months to be both busy, and exciting, and we are pleased to welcome John to what is an incredibly strong global team.”
Nautisk has been supplying maritime charts and publications to the merchant marine since 1896, with a strong focus on the shipping market since its beginnings as the chart division of NHST. Today, Nautisk is one of the world’s leading chart agents with a global network of offices covering key shipping routes and markets, including Europe, the US and Asia.