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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.

Vector and MPS to Provide Joint Delivery of ISPS Services

Vector Maritime Software and Maritime Protection Systems (MPS) have announced their joint services to clients to implement the forthcoming ISPS requirements using the Vector Management System The services start with practical security consultancy from which MPS develop the company specific ISPS documentation and manuals. The manuals are developed within the Vector ISM Manager software which has been expanded to suit the requirements of ISPS

Eimskip Chooses Star Information Systems

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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

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.

Hard Problems Demand Soft(ware) Solutions


Make no mistake, the commercial maritime industry will always revolve around heavy duty machinery and mega-machines designed to weather some of the toughest operating conditions on earth. But in recent years a proliferation of Software Solutions has evolved to help the machines operate more

SSI Hires Holder for US Sales

SSI has hired CAD/CAM specialist Robert Holder as part of its sales force in the U.S. market.    According to SSI, the hiring is intended to meet the expanding demand for SSI's design and manufacturing solutions in the shipbuilding and offshore industries.  

Royston Appoints New US Distributor

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Diesel power engineering specialist Royston has appoint a new U.S.-based distributor, citing growing interest in its advanced Enginei marine fuel management and monitoring systems.   The Houma, La.-based Bow 2 Stern Technologies LLC will provide sales and technical service support for the

SSI to Unveil ShipConstructor 2016 R2 at WorkBoat

SSI's latest release, ShipConstructor 2016 R2 will be unveiled for the first time in public at the International WorkBoat Show, December 1-3, in New Orleans.   According to SSI, the new software enhances productivity via new features and benefits

ESG to Launch First Ship Designed with FORAN

Vessel 249 under construction at Eastern (Photo: SENER)

Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), a shipbuilder based in Panama City, Fla., is due to launch the HARVEY SUB-SEA in November 6, marking the launch of the shipyard’s first vessel designed with the FORAN CAD/CAM System developed by the engineering and technology group SENER.  

Pole Star Launches Cloud-based Platform

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Pole Star, a U.K.-headquartered technology company delivering maritime application solutions, has launched its new cloud application platform, designed to facilitate the company’s vision to enable a universal maritime ecosystem.   

New Automation Software from WAGO

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e!COCKPIT: driving rapid development of automation projects   WAGO’s new software development environment e!COCKPIT supports automation tasks, from hardware configuration, programming, networking and simulation to visualization – in one easy-to-use, intuitive package.  

VSTEP, Poseidon to Bring NAUTIS to Philippines

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Two international developers and suppliers of maritime-related educational and operational products, solutions and services, VSTEP and Poseidon Asia, Inc. (PAI), have forged an alliance to bring the NAUTIS maritime simulators and training apps to the Philippines.

Crowley Formalizes New Business Segments

Wendy MacDonald and Mike Golonka (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley formalizes new GlobalShip Management and Government Services groups; Golonka and MacDonald assume new vice presidential roles   Crowley Maritime Corp. has formalized two new groups, Government Services and Global Ship Management

Middle East's Ageing Structures a Challenge - DNV GL

anupam ghosal

  Collaboration is Key to tackling Middle East's ageing structures challenge say DNV GL. The Middle East faces a substantial challenge to ensure hundreds of ageing offshore oil and gas structures operate safely beyond original design life.

DNV GL'S Synergi Water Models Open Channel Flow

Synergi Water modules

With the new release of Synergi Water software, water network engineers can model open channel flow, providing a more efficient and time saving design process with more accurate results. Efficient water network design Many water systems include a network of open channels to transport water

Moffatt & Nichol Hires Chief Software Architect

Brian Yoder (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol)

Brian Yoder has joined Moffatt & Nichol as Chief Software Architect at its Long Beach, Calif. office to help manage the software product development of FlexTerm, a simulation and emulation tool developed mainly for the container terminal planning, the terminal operating system testing

Celata Heads BOEM's Gulf of Mexico Office

Michael Celata

  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced Mike Celata as the Regional Director of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region. Celata, who starts his position immediately, has been with BOEM and its predecessors since 1988

IRS Software for Common Structural Rule

IRCSR Courtesy IRS

  IRClass has announced the release of new technical software, IR-CSR, for verification and compliance of oil tankers and bulk carriers against recently mandated Common Structural Rules (CSR) by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

New TOS Live at Houston’s Barbours Cut

Terminal operating system (TOS) implementation sought to increase vessel productivity and minimize truck turnaround time at the Port of Houston Authority   Barbours Cut Container Terminal (BCT), part of the Port of Houston Authority, has completed its implementation of the Navis N4 terminal

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