DNV GL inform that Maersk Line has started the implementation of ShipManager software, with pilot testing on five vessels. The installation of ShipManager on all the vessels in their self-owned fleet is scheduled for next year.
According to DNV GL Maersk chose the ShipManager system after a comprehensive selection process with 26 other shipmanagement software vendors globally.
“The implementation of ShipManager on the pilot vessels is a major milestone in the project,” says Are Føllesdal Tjønn, Managing Director at DNV GL – Software. “We have a full dedicated team working with Maersk Line on the implementation. All the configurations and settings have been agreed upon,” he says.
“The feedback we have received so far from Ebba Maersk, a 15,500 TEU Container Ship, has been very positive. The application is performing well, and the users have praised the application for its user-friendliness and the self-explanatory nature of the modules,” adds Sebastiaan Van den Wijngaert, Senior Project Manager at Maersk Line IT.
“ShipManager will replace nine applications we use currently with one integrated, easier to learn, user-friendly and technically up-to-date application,” says Van den Wijngaert. “This will make the on-boarding of new people a lot easier,” he says.
DNV GL explain that Maersk Line will be using six integrated ShipManager modules: Technical, Procurement, Project, Crewing, QHSE and Analyzer. With ShipManager Analyzer, it is possible to extract data from all of the modules for analysis. “This will give our fleet managers a transparency they never had before,” says Van den Wijngaert.