Wärtsilä acquires Transas
to accelerate its Smart Marine vision

Transas background

Transas is a global market leader in ship & fleet operations solutions that include bridge infrastructure, digital data and electronic charts services, and applications for access to the real-time information. The company is also a leader in professional training and simulation solutions, ship traffic control, and AI-based decision-support tools. Transas leverages the latest advances in machine learning to create a unified cloud-based platform for managing operations across the entire marine ecosystem. 

The company has 22 regional offices worldwide and a distribution network that spans 120 countries. Its workforce of approximately 1000 employees includes a large and competent team of engineers who, together with Wärtsilä’s team, will accelerate the development of smart digital solutions.


Ship & fleet operations solutions

Bridge solutions, Cloud data management, digital data & charts services, decision support tools

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Academy solutions

Integrated simulation & training solutions, including navigational, engine room, liquid cargo handling, survival craft and other

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Ship traffic control solutions

Tools for a coordinated, global approach to maritime traffic control, monitoring and decision support

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Key milestones

1990 – Company founded. First electronic chart system launched

1995 – Navigational simulators platform launch

1999 – The world’s first international ECDIS type-approval 

2002 – Fleet monitoring platform launch 

2008 – 3D Vessel Traffic Platform launch 

2010 – Technological simulators platform launch 

2016 – THESIS platform launch 

2018 – Fleet Operations Solution and A-Suite launch 

2018 – Wärtsilä acquires Transas to accelerate its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision

Key facts

  • 35% Electronic Chart Systems world’s market share
  • Marine onboard equipment & data services are used on more than 13,000 commercial vessels and patrol boats of naval and Coast Guard fleets from over 100 nations
  • 45% world’s marine simulation market
  • More than 5,500 marine simulation systems in more than 90 countries
  • 300 VTMS are installed in more than 100 ports in 55 countries 
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