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Rolfs Returns As New IT Provider

John Rolfs, a founding director of shipping IT provider Dataworks, has returned to the maritime communications and technology sector after a two-year absence with his new company, Chipcraft. Rolfs left Dataworks in 2001 when it was acquired by Strategic Software. Chipcraft, his first venture back into the maritime sector, is a specialized software provider to the shipping world. Chipcraft is the official U.K. and Northern Europe representative for Danaos Shipping Software of Greece. As well as bringing communications and ship management software to match client needs, the company provides installation and support for its customers through U.K. partner and network specialists, Blue Diamond IT. It was a condition of the sale of Dataworks to Strategic that Rolfs would refrain from competitive business for two years. This clause, which ran to its conclusion at the end of this month, will allow Rolfs to launch his new venture on June 1.


ShipDecision New Module for Vessel Position

Responding to Ship Brokers’ need for faster access to accurate information on vessel positions, ShipDecision has released a Broker Module of its ship management software that automates the collection of vessel position data and cargo order information.  ShipDecision software eliminates the need for Brokers to search manually through the thousands of incoming daily emails.  The Vessel Position feature of the system examines each incoming message and automatically extracts


SIS Secures Contract With Destination Gotland

Star Information Systems (SIS), a provider of integrated fleet management software, has secured a further contract with Destination Gotland for the supply of software systems onboard the company's two Ropax newbuildings. The contract comes shortly after the Swedish shipping company upgraded four of its five vessels with fleet management software from SIS.


SpecTec to Purchase 20% MarineXchange

SpecTec Group, IT supplier to the merchant and cruise shipping markets, has recently acquired a 20% share in MarineXChange Software GmbH. MarineXchange is a provider of enterprise resource management software to the cruise industry. "The two companies have collaborated for several years already, and our software portfolios and philosophies complement each other very well", said Giampiero Soncini, CEO of SpecTec Group


SpecTec Group Opens Newest Office In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The SpecTec Group has opened their newest office in Rio de Janeiro: officially, AMOS Brasil Sistemas de Gestão de Recursos e Consultoria de Software Ltda., or SpecTec Brazil, will serve as region headquarters. “With our recently opened office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and now in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, SpecTec Latin America is on a strategic course for continued expansion and growth in both the shipping and oil & gas industries”, says Giampiero Soncini


DNV Launches Risk Management Software

Structured and analytical risk management have direct effects on a company’s ability to build a competitive advantage.   To support organizations with one complete solution for managing operational, project and enterprise risk DNV Software has now incorporated the risk management tool EasyRisk Manager with the Synergi Life risk and QHSE-management solution. It provides a real time snapshot of a company’s risk picture.


Eimskip Chooses Star Information Systems

Photo courtesy blue-c

Eimskip, Iceland’s oldest shipping company, has chosen Star Information Systems for their fleet management. Under the terms of the agreement, Star Information Systems (SIS) will provide a fully integrated software package, including systems to manage maintenance, purchasing, work planning, guarantee claims, messaging, insurance policies and claims, budget and cost control, project, event, crew and document management


CrewInspector Crewing Software chosen by Lighthaus Pte Ltd

CrewInspector Crewing Software chosen by Lighthaus Pte Ltd CrewInspector.com an online crew management software provider signs an agreement with Lighthaus Pte Ltd, Singapore based company to provide full package crew management solution to optimize crew management processes within the company. CrewInspector will integrate crewing software among Lighthaus Pte Ltd offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Ukraine and Myanmar


Major US Port Chooses Fieldpoint Service Software

Fieldpoint Service Applications say that one of the largest U.S. Port Authorities had selected Alert Software as their Project Management, Contract and Grant Management solution. As stated in the [not named] Port Authority's 2012 annual report, they had $38.6M worth of completed capital projects and $35.3M in construction-in-progress projects. Project accountability was a key driver for this initiative. With several millions of Federal, State and Tax dollars being awarded


DNV Launches Synergi RBI Software

Managing onshore and offshore assets has previously demanded multiple risk-based inspection (RBI) software tools, increasing operator cost and reducing efficiency. With the new release of DNV Software’s Synergi Plant, which has integration with Synergi RBI, operators can use one complete quantitative risk assessment system, moving from subjective to objective decision making and from preventive to predictive maintenance.


AVEVA Inspires Korean Ship Designers

Photo courtesy of AVEVA

AVEVA Marine and AVEVA Bocad software licenses will be deployed in Korean Universities and schools to encourage the ongoing development of the local marine industry. Students will be introduced to the ship design process through hands-on experience with essential engineering and design disciplines


Marine News Editor's Note

Fleet Optimization is a broad term which might be described as the best practices and equipment that will make any collection of vessels more environmentally correct, economical and yes, attractive to prospective charterers. In this edition, it means whatever I say it means


Will Paper Logs Sail into History?

An inland pushboat and barges on the river / photo credit: Helm

Helm Marine Software’s product team leads burdened brown water workboat operators out of the wilderness – and confidently into compliance. Four to six forms a day and that’s before Subchapter M rules take effect. That is how many forms Helm Marine Software’s product team


DNV GL - Maritime CEO Addresses Cybersecurity at CMA 2015

  Tor E. Svensen, CEO of DNV GL-Maritime (Photo courtesy of DNV GL)

  “Ships and offshore structures are becoming more and more interconnected,” said Tor Svensen, CEO DNV GL - Maritime, when taking the stage at this year’s CMA (Connecticut Maritime Association) event in Stamford, CT. “In theory


Lowrance Support for Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchors

HDS Gen3 System Control Panel

  Lowrance announced the upcoming software update for the HDS Gen3 fishfinder/chartplotter series — enabling wireless compatibility with the complete line of C-Monster compatible Power-Pole products. These efficient hydraulic anchors and all-electric Micro Anchor products quickly and


ABB to Boost Fuel Efficiency of New Bulkers

Pioneer Green Dolphin bulk carrier (Image: ABB)

Pioneer Marine’s newbuilds will feature OCTOPUS-Onboard fuel monitoring system to support the crew’s decision-making.   ABB Group company Amarcon will deliver Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)-compliant OCTOPUS-Onboard fuel monitoring systems for 12 Handysize bulk


Voyager Navigation Software for German Research Vessel

Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) reported that operators Briese Schiffahrt has chosen to install its Voyager navigation software on Germany’s newest research vessel, RV Sonne.    Sonne will carry the GNS Voyager Package 3, which provides the crew with route planning capability


HydroComp Releases New NavCad Premium Edition

  Photo courtesy of HydroComp

HydroComp is releasing a major upgrade for its NavCad software tool, the company announced today.   NavCad has been used for resistance and propulsion prediction for nearly three decades, and a "Premium Edition" is now available for users wanting a greater level of analytical


COMPIT to Showcase Smarter Ships, Systems & Solutions

DNV GL COMPIT. Preview

  The 14th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT) will take place from 11th to 13th May 2015 in Ulrichshusen, Germany. First held in the year 2000, COMPIT has established itself as a key conference in information technology (IT) for the


Hospital Ship Brought up to Speed with AMOS

Africa Mercy (Photo: Mercy Ships)

SpecTec will work with long term partner Mercy Ships to migrate its current system Business Suite to AMOS Enterprise Management Suite (EMS).   Mercy Ships’ Africa Mercy, the world’s largest hospital ship, will now receive a brand new update of the latest version of AMOS EMS


Fuel Tax Dilemma Solved for Inland Fleets

FloScan’s DataLog software offers built in Geo-Fencing features   Operating commercial vessels on inland waterways requires accurate fuel consumption tracking for paying an array of fuel use taxes under the Inland Waterways Revenue Act in addition to those imposed by states and local


Magnolia Fleet Signs on with Helm CONNECT

Magnolia Fleet at Night  - company provided photo

  Helm Operations announced today that it has signed on barge fleeting and marine transportation company, Magnolia Fleet LLC to Helm CONNECT Preventive Maintenance. Magnolia Fleet operates 11 push boats, 2 fleets, and midstream fuel operations in New Orleans and Lake Charles.


Bureau Veritas Upgrades RAM Software

Excelerate Energys 173,400 cu m, 800 million cubic feet per day FSRU, Experience, was delivered to Petrobras Guanabara Bay facility in Brazil in May of 2014. Bureau Veritas Optimise RAM software was used to assess the regasification installation performance and ensure the send out target requirement set by the project was met.

In an effort to help offshore operators and contractors to get more out of their assets and develop projects more cost-effectively, classification society Bureau Veritas said it has supercharged its reliability, availability and maintenance (RAM) software suite Optimise.  


Georgia Ports Enhance Breakbulk Cargo Handling

Photo courtesy of GPA

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has instituted a new tracking system to process breakbulk cargo more quickly, and provide real-time freight tracking for GPA and its customers.   "The new system means faster service and better communication with our breakbulk customers


Management Software Chosen for Fast Cruise Ferries

The 2,200-passenger 29 knot fast cruise ferry Moby Aki will be fitted with RINA InfoSHIP management software. (Photo courtesy of RINA)

Italian cruise ferry operator Moby S.p.A. has chosen the RINA InfoSHIP software suite for managing maintenance and purchase processes across its entire 13-ship fleet.   RINA InfoSHIP Maintenance and Purchase Module (MP), developed in cooperation with IB Software and Consulting






 
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