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PDMS enhances maritime expertise

Tuesday June 9th 2020

We are delighted to announce that our maritime and registry expertise has been further strengthened, in this important and strategic sector to PDMS, by contracting DW Maritime as Independent Maritime Advisors.

DW Maritime is a consultancy run by Dick Welsh, MBE. With over 40 years maritime experience, as a marine engineer, Class and Flag State Surveyor and Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry, Dick is a hugely respected and well-known figure in the global maritime sector.  Dick was the driving force behind the IoM Ship registry, during his time as Director, forging its global and class leading reputation including leading its digital transformation before his retirement in late 2019. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the sector he was awarded a well-deserved MBE in 2019 and the Mersey Maritime, Maritime Ambassador’s Award in March 2020.

PDMS has considerable experience in the maritime sector, including providing software and services for highly successful and leading global ship registries. PDMS are an active member of the Isle of Man maritime community. Director Bruce McGregor regularly attends key international maritime events such as, London International Shipping Week (LISW) and Posidonia and is a member on the Executive Board of Isle of Man Maritime.

As an Independent Advisor to PDMS, DW Maritime’s Dick Welsh will be working closely with Director Bruce and our business development team to expand and enhance our maritime expertise. Dick will help to facilitate and enhance relationships with new and existing clients and work with us to identify opportunities where PDMS’ digital expertise can add value.

Bruce McGregor, Director at PDMS said:

“Our great relationship with Dick goes back many years, so he has a solid understanding of PDMS’ capabilities and areas where our services can really enhance maritime businesses. Since retiring as the Director, and globally recognised figurehead of the Isle of Man Ship Registry, Dick maintains his position as an active and dynamic member of the international maritime community.  I am delighted to personally welcome Dick to this independent advisor role and I am looking forward to forging new and exciting relationships with ship registries and the wider maritime sector.”

Dick Welsh, Independent Advisor added:

“I have worked with Bruce and the team at PDMS for many years and have first-hand experience of how PDMS’ technical partnership style, digital expertise and services can help to transform a business and deliver desired strategic outcomes. I am confident that my broad maritime expertise combined with my understanding of how PDMS delivers will complement the team and I too look forward to this interesting and exciting new phase in our relationship.”

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