VT Sells off Software Division
Support services and shipbuilding company VT Group has sold its software subsidiary VT Software Solutions to Civica Plc for $5.8m. Software Solutions was acquired by VT as one of the Lex vehicle support businesses purchased from the RAC Group earlier this year. The company's major business is supplying asset management software used in the vehicle management and social housing market, through the Tranman and Servitor products respectively. VT Group chairman Mike Jeffries said: 'We have conducted a comprehensive business review of our vehicle support acquisitions and decided that Software Solutions was not aligned with our core business. Source: The News of Portsmouth
BASS Lands Reederei Hamburger Lloyd Contract
Reederei Hamburger Lloyd GmbH & Co KG (RHL), signed a contract with BASS on December 31, 2014, for virtually the full suite of BASSnet software solutions for its fleet of 28 container ships and chemical tankers. BASS said its shipping software solutions cover all major aspects of fleet management under its concept of providing one complete solution for the maritime and offshore industries, providing RHL with a package to streamline and optimize its operations. The key modules involved are BASSnet maintenance…
Heikinheimo New President of Napa Group
Juha Heikinheimo (54) was appointed President of Napa Group (Napa Ltd), a leading provider of software solutions for the maritime industry. The appointment takes effect on September 1, 2011. Mr Heikinheimo assumes the position from Matti Salo, who successfully served as President of Napa Group for eleven years. Mr Salo will continue as President of the subsidiary, Onboard-Napa Ltd. He will focus his attention on customers and boosting the growth of the NAPA for Operations business. Heikinheimo has extensive experience of the shipbuilding industry.
Herbert-ABS Opens Korea Office
Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC, a company in marine regulatory, load management, salvage and ship design software, said it has opened an office in Busan to reinforce support for Korean-based shipyards, as well as improve the quality of service to this key market. Herbert-ABS also has an office in Shanghai and earlier this year expanded into Singapore. The Busan office will be led by Arnold (Woo-Sung) Cho, Marketing and Sales Manager, whose primary focus will be to strengthen relationships with the Korean yards. Cho's activities will also consist of representing Herbert-ABS at industry conferences, to include Gastech, 24-27 March in South Korea at stand G360.
Harvey Gulf Int’l Implements MarineCFO
MarineCFO Inc., provider of on-vessel, marine operations, personnel, fleet maintenance and financial management software solutions to the workboat industry, announced the implementation of its software suite, MarineCFO Enterprise, at Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC. “At Harvey Gulf, we believe that investment in the latest technology is one of the keys to future success. We are investing in technologically advanced new build vessels and software systems that will serve our needs far into the future.” said Shane J. Guidry, Chairman and CEO of Harvey Gulf. “The software solutions from MarineCFO provide Harvey Gulf with state of the art systems that assist us in providing a high level of customer service…
Cargotec Acquires Interschalt Maritime Systems AG
Cargotec Corporation agreed to acquire INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the specialist software and related service provider to the maritime industry. The acquisition will complement Cargotec's strategic aim of being a leader in intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec will gain more competence in technologically advanced software and service solutions and attains a global footprint with branch offices, service stations and partner representations. Cargotec has agreed to acquire all the shares in the German software and service company INTERSCHALT. INTERSCHALT's sales in 2014 amounted to EUR 42 million and it employs over 200 people. The…
Sofware Solutions Picking up Steam
A new study from Germany show rapid expansion in the maritime fleet management software sector. While shipowners are generally classified conservative in the uptake of new technology, the advent of increasingly sophisticated software solutions which manage everything from fuel to cargo to crew make a compelling financial case to modernize quickly. Earlier this summer Germany’s Fraunhofer CML issued what is arguably the most thorough study to date which analyzes the software market as applied to shipping companies. Entitled “Fleet Management Systems 2013,” the 60-plus page report provides exhaustive detail and insightful research on software solutions from 46 providers globally, with many pages of product overview helping to measure how one system stacks up versus another.
Shipping Deal Opens Market for BASSnet Software
Indonesia-based logistics and shipping company, PT Pelita Samudera Shipping (PT PSS) has chosen BASSnet software solutions to enhance the management of its highly valued shipping assets. Upgrading the efficiency of the well-known ship manning firm marks BASS’ foray into the Indonesian market and reflects its expanding presence in Asia. BASSnet Maintenance and BASSnet Procurement modules that PT PSS is deploying demonstrate the best advantages that BASSnet Fleet Management Systems provide in streamlining, integrating and connecting complex shipping operations. BASSnet Maintenance module enables users to plan and execute the maintenance of their fleet with a high level of efficiency.
BASSnet Software for Liners, Yacht
French luxury liner, Compagnie du Ponant has picked BASSnet software solutions to drive key functions on its superior liners and flagship yacht¸ in a maiden contract for BASS in the cruise liner business. The hallmark of the BASSnet software is that they provide a comprehensive solution for all important areas of Compagnie du Ponant’s maritime operations, are built on an up-to-date technology platform that makes them future-proof and that they win accolades for their outstanding user-friendly experience. This is enhanced by the proven ability of BASS to deploy the new systems rapidly through a structured implementation process. Compagnie du Ponant’s CIO…
PortVision Appoints Perduto
PortVision has appointed James Perduto as Director of Transportation and Government Business Development. Based in N.Y., James assumes responsibility for business development for the company's enterprise software solutions and PortVision, a web-based platform that provides visibility and reporting for global commercial AIS vessel tracking activities. A veteran mariner and maritime transportation executive, James has had extensive business development experience in the maritime transportation industry. Most recently, James served as Vice-President of Sales for a maritime software solutions provider and prior to that, as Vice-President of North American Marketing and Customer Service for a large roll-on/roll-off steamship company. In addition, James has held leadership positions in the U.S.
Boatracs Announces Fleet Wide Installation for United Barge Lines
San Diego, California, April 5, 2011: Boatracs Inc., a leader in providing integrated communications and software solutions to the maritime industry, announced today it has completed the installation of BT Forms, an electronic forms product, on 14 vessels for United Barge Lines (UBL), the inland transportation division of United Maritime Group. The project entailed the conversion of UBL’s Master’s Daily Log into an electronic form that captains can complete with their on-board PC, providing an efficient and easy-to-use form that transmits data in a cost effective and timely manner.
AVEVA, Trimble Partner
AVEVA and Trimble announced that they are collaborating to provide an efficient integration between Trimble’s 3D laser scanning solutions and AVEVA’s laser scanning software solutions, including the LFM Software suite, for the plant, power and marine industries. The integration will enable customers to rapidly capture, import and integrate 3D laser scan data into their design workflows. With Trimble and AVEVA combining technologies, customers will have access to industry leading laser capture technology combined with world’s most efficient laser data processing software. “Working with Trimble supports the AVEVA strategy of delivering innovative software solutions to our customers which add value to laser data captured from all the leading hardware vendors…
Offshore Services Chooses MarineCFO Software
MarineCFO Inc., a provider of Marine Software including On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Marine Transportation Industry, announced that International Offshore Services has chosen to implement the full MarineCFO Enterprise software suite. International Offshore Services, LLC was formed in 2006 by combining International Marine (started in 1996) and International Construction Group. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries…
Installation of Boatracs BTForms for United Tugs Completed
Marine Transportation Company Using Electronic Forms to Streamline Compliance. San Diego, California, November 2, 2011 – Boatracs Inc., a leader in providing integrated satellite communications and software solutions to the maritime industry, announced today it has completed the installation of Boatracs BTForms, an electronic forms product, on multiple vessels for United Tugs, Inc., a full service marine towing contractor. The project entailed the conversion of 7 of United Tug’s paper forms into an electronic version that captains can complete with their on-board PC, providing an efficient and easy-to-use form that transmits data in a cost effective and timely manner.
IntelloShip: "Cloud Based" Computing for Maritime
Intellocorp LLC a Maritime Technology Company focused on business and process optimization in the Maritime industry, launched today their latest software product, IntelloShip. IntelloShip is a new maritime business intelligence software that provides an in depth overview of the daily operations, and empowers executive teams with a cutting-edge tool for monitoring the actual performance of the company as a whole, and to make value-added decisions as well. IntelloShip comes as Software as a SaaS solution, or as an On-Premise Software application. Our SaaS solution provides cost savings, and requires no installation or maintenance. Intellocorp's first BI tool, ShipStrument, allowed us to capture a vast array of information through tests and user suggestions.
Germanischer Lloyd Gives Nod to CORSAIR TVR v.2
Baker Lyman's software is only approved Towing Vessel Record. Classification giant Germanischer Lloyd (GL) granted Type-Approval to Baker, Lyman & Co (BL) for their cutting-edge Towing Vessel Record software, CORSAIR TVR v.2, effective November 1, 2012. The software Type-Approval by Germanischer Lloyd solidifies CORSAIR TVR v.2's position as the exclusive regulatorily defined record-keeping process for Sub-Chapter M. Moreover, this latest action conceivably tightens Baker Lyman's grip on the impending Sub-Chapter M market in conjunction with their TSMS Transition Program.
DPE is New Majority Shareholder in INTERSCHALT
Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (DPE) is set to become the new majority shareholder in INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the maritime software and services provider for navigation and communications equipment for ships as well as manufacturer of a Voyage Data Recorder, with retroactive effect from December 31, 2014. The shipping company Peter Döhle and Gärtner Consulting GmbH will remain the other shareholders of the company. Robert Gärtner will also continue at the helm of the company in his capacity as CEO together with the current management team.
Harvey Gulf Int’l Implements MarineCFO
MarineCFO Inc., the leading provider of On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Workboat Industry, announced the completed implementation of its software suite, MarineCFO Enterprise, at Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC (Harvey Gulf). MarineCFO Enterprise automates business processes from the boat straight through dispatch, personnel, maintenance and finally financial management & reporting. www.MarineCFO.com
Technology Breakthrough in Offshore Wind Design Analysis
Previously there has been no single software tool available on the market that covers both wind turbine and substructure design analysis in one analysis package. Now Fedem Technology and DNV Software have joined forces with a new coupled analysis module available in Sesam Wind – used when performance of the wind turbine is influenced by wave loading. The offshore wind turbine industry will benefit from this new and innovative, user-friendly software solution including dynamic simulations, advanced fatigue calculation and code check in one complete analysis package.
ABB Acquires Amarcon
ABB has agreed to acquire Amarcon BV, a Dutch company that develops and markets software solutions for the shipping industry. The acquisition will expand ABB’s advisory systems offering for customers in the maritime sectors. The transaction is expected to be closed in the third quarter of 2012. Based in Dalfsen, The Netherlands, Amarcon employs 15 people. Amarcon’s product portfolio provides software solutions for ships that focus on safety and improved operational ability. This addition to ABB’s portfolio will enhance the recently released offering of Marine Advisory Systems. Amarcon will join ABB’s Process Automation Division. As energy cost, emissions and ship safety become increasingly important on ships, the need for advisory systems will grow.
DNV Joins Forces With IFS Norway
IFS Norway and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) have agreed to combine their maritime know how and technology to develop an IT solution for the international maritime market. The solution will become the first of its kind on the global market and is initially focues on ensuring stable and safe operations of oil production vessels offshore- Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSOs). DNV Software and Industrial & Financial Systems Norway ASA (IFS) will present a prototype at a conference in Spain in one month. The software solution combines DNV’s solutions for design and strength assessment of FPSOs with the ERP business applications suite, IFS Applications. The solution will cover all phases in the life cycle of a floating oil production vessel, i.e.
AVEVA and FARO Ink Agreement
Agreement to provide customers with a complete 3D capture and engineering design solution. AVEVA, an engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, and FARO, a leader in high precision laser scanning and 3D Documentation Technology, announced today that they have signed an Interoperability Agreement. Under the terms of this agreement AVEVA and FARO will co-operate closely to provide an efficient integration between FARO’s laser scan hardware technology and AVEVA’s portfolio of laser engineering and design software solutions.
Intellocorp, Sea-Flex Partner to Launch Software Solution
Intellocorp LLC has partnered with the Danish shipowner Sea-Flex to launch together IntelloShip and SeaPlan in January 2012. “IntelloShip is a software that has been needed in the maritime industry for a long time, the added value of IntelloShip is significant and will add transparency, timeliness as well as cost savings,” said Shannon McKee, former VP of Ship Revenue a division of Norwegian Cruise Lines, currently President of Access Cruises. Combined, IntelloShip and SeaPlan give an overview of the daily operations and provide executives with a tool for monitoring the actual performance of the company and to make value-added decisions. Additionally, both management solutions come as Software as a Service (SaaS) or as an On-Premise-Software solution.