Elcome signs agreement to support Maldivian marine industry

Maritime systems supplier and integrator, Elcome International, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maldives-based maritime servicing and logistics group Triangle Maritime. The partnership aims to provide the Maldives with access to a wide range of original equipment brands, solutions and technical services.

Jimmy Grewal, Elcome’s executive director, says: “Maldives is an island nation steeped in maritime tradition. In addition to recreational boating and cruise tourism, there is an emergent boatbuilding industry and a resurgent commercial shipping sector.

“The newly formed state-owned shipping company MSS, for example, now has a fleet of vessels flying the Maldives flag and cargo ships are trading between Maldives and India. The MoU we have signed today is very much in support of the country’s maritime expansion plans.”

The Maldivian government is investing heavily in its commercial shipping industry. The Elcome-Triangle MoU is seen as an important step forward in the development of the Maldives’s merchant shipping and yachting industries.

Grewal adds: “We are delighted to partner with Triangle Maritime. With a diversified maritime business portfolio and an established presence in the country, it was important to partner with a local company with local knowledge and experience on the ground. Triangle Maritime shares our values, vision and commitment to delivering customer excellence.”

Male, Maldives, from above
Malé is the capital and most populous city of the Maldives

Triangle Maritime managing director Ahmed Mujthaba adds: “By partnering with Elcome we can better support new and existing customers across the shipping, yachting and fishing fleets with quality technology-led solutions from a trusted, reliable global service provider. There is an increasing number of merchant ships visiting Maldives ports but, until now, there has been a gap in the services the country has been able to provide.”

Until Triangle Maritime personnel have been fully trained on Elcome’s product portfolio, personnel based at its facility in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will handle sales and servicing arrangements, with Elcome’s Dubai office providing technical and inventory support.

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