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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

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.

Orion Marine Concepts Launches Q-Strata Software

Aiming to provide niche control over managed/owned vessels, Indian maritime based software provider Orion Marine Concepts has released a strategic intelligence software suite approved by DNV GL.   Orion Marine along with Chembulk Tankers, USA has taken the lead in developing this quality assurance and fleet performance management suite, named Q-Strata.   Q-Strata is a comprehensive web-based tool for efficient management of quality health and safety and environmental aspects of

Navigator Gas Signs up for ShipServ

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 Navigator Gas Signs up for ShipServ   Navigator Gas, one of the world’s largest LPG vessel operators, has recently signed up to use ShipServ for all its procurement activities.   The London-headquartered company recently took its ship management activities in-house based

Transas CEO Calls for Big Data Standardization

Frank Coles (Photo: Transas)

Frank Coles, Transas CEO, has delivered a keynote speech calling for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to set standards of compliance for the communication connections between ship and shore or else create a significant cyber security risk.  

Overcoming the Propeller Supply Bottleneck

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Hydrocomp’s ProCad facilitates in-house Process Control of Propeller Design and Manufacture.   Maritime Tactical Systems Inc. (MARTAC) is a Florida-based company building next-generation unmanned vessels for military applications

New Module Creates 3D Video Animation of Assemblies

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The innovation driver CoreTechnologie has developed a new, unique CAD Viewer module for 3D video animation of assemblies.   The German-French software manufacturer CoreTechnologie (CT) now offers for its conversion software and the CAD viewer “3D_Analyzer” a unique new module

Cargotec Begins Interschalt Restructuring

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 Cargotec is to begin restructuring at maritime software provider Interschalt, following its acquisition of the company earlier this year.    The re-organisation is estimated to affect Interschalt personnel in Germany, USA (Houston) and China (Shanghai)

Seagull Maritime Launches Training Analytics Tool

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Seagull Maritime has launched a Training Analytics tool using automated prompts to help managers to benchmark training activity levels and prioritize follow up. Developed in collaboration with several Seagull Maritime customers, the Seagull Training Analytics tool provides a simplified process for

SeeByte Tapped for UK Navy’s Unmanned Warrior Exercise

Unmanned Warrior

SeeByte, creator of smart software for unmanned maritime systems, said it will demonstrate software solutions for unmanned systems as part of the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise. The exercise will feature more than 50 vehicles, sensors and systems and aims to demonstrate

6Sigma Named a HydroComp Representative

HydroComp, Inc. announced 6Sigma Naval Architects of Capetown, South Africa as its new representative.   6Sigma Naval Architects & Offshore Engineering Pty Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa was founded in 2012 based on the backing of exposure to the European market

TPI Megaline Selects ABB’s OCTOPUS Software

Mega Caravan (Photo: TPI)

The Korean heavy lift company TPI Megaline has selected ABB’s predictive OCTOPUS marine software to ensure safe and efficient operations on one of its vessels.  Mega Caravan transports huge loads such as oil rigs and drill ships

MOL Group Develops Onboard Labor Management Software

“WRH5” operation screen

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that its group’s core dry-cargo ship management company, MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP; President: Toshikazu Inaoka; Headquarters: Minato-ku

ABS to Direct Maritime Cybersecurity Research

Howard Fireman (Photo: ABS)

ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, said it has been awarded a research contract by the Maritime Security Center (MSC) – a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence

MOL Group Develops Onboard Labor Management Software

Image: WRH5 operation screen

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd has announced that its group's core dry-cargo ship management company, MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. has jointly developed with maritime software developer Spectral Technologies, Inc.  a new onboard management software program called "WRH5" used to

ABS Hosts Ship Operators Cooperative Program

Jim Watson presenting at SOCP Photo ABS

Forum promotes improved safety, security, productivity, efficiency and environmental performance through collaboration and innovation. ABS hosted the fall meeting of the Ship Operators Cooperative Program (SOCP) in Houston October 5 and 6, welcoming representatives from industry

Shipbuilder Sustainability Knowledge Base presented to Dutch Govt.

Shipbuilder  Sustainability Module Sustainability Knowlegde Base Photo Shipbuilder software

The Shipbuilder Sustainability Knowledge Base has been presented on sustainability day (10-10) to Salima Belha (member of the Dutch parliament) and Brigit Gijsbers (director of maritime affaires at Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)

ABS Seminars Advance Cybersecurity Knowledge

ABS Chief Technology Officer Howard Fireman presents ABS CyberSafety™ guidance for contending with cyber threats and risks. Photo ABS

ABS brought together nearly 100 industry leaders, government officials, technical experts, and academic leaders in Singapore to discuss cyber-related threats and risks in the marine environment and explain the value of the ABS CyberSafety program

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