The UKHO today announced the sale of SevenCs and ChartWorld to Dutch-Belgian-Trading GmbH (DBT).
SevenCs is a specialist software company that develops software for the maritime navigation industry, and was acquired by the UKHO in 2005 to support the development of digital navigation products and services. Its subsidiary company, ChartWorld, is a digital chart agent and value added reseller (VAR) which provides digital maritime data and data services to professional mariners.
Ian Moncrieff CBE, Admiralty's Chief Executive said: "The sale of SevenCs and ChartWorld to DBT is part of our strategy to focus resources on our core area of expertise; providing highly accurate, trusted navigational data which seafarers need to operate safely and efficiently. We will continue to work closely with our distributors and customers to ensure that we're delivering that information through Admiralty products and services which best meet their requirements."
"I'd like to thank everyone at both SevenCs and Chartworld for their contribution to Admiralty's development, and I'm delighted that DBT is committed to maintaining both companies in Hamburg and has ambitious growth plans that involve both SevenCs and ChartWorld together."