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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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GL Say Shipping Should Invest in Software Technologies

Shipping is highly underinvested in modern software technologies. Only 0.7% of the investments that go into new vessels go into software technologies. With rising fuel prices and operating costs leaving the industry facing ever slimmer profit margins, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) experts showed how the increased deployment of the latest maritime software systems could help to fight this trend. “Looking at ship operating costs we see a steady, rising trend,” said Dr Torsten Buessow, Vice President of GL Maritime Software, at a GL Exchange Forum held late April in Singapore. His calculations, based on an analysis of the development in operating costs of three typical ship types…

Shanghai Ocean Shipping Order GL HullManager Sofware

Image courtesy of GL Maritime Software

GL Maritime Software gets its first order from China for its hull integrity management software. One of the many ship management tools developed by GL Maritime Software, the maritime software business of the GL Group, GL HullManager is a software and service package for ship owners, managers and operators. It supports the complete hull integrity process, from inspections to reporting and condition assessments of tanks, cargo holds and coatings, throughout its entire lifecycle by means of crew inspections and thickness measurements.

'Emission Manager' Launched by GL

Celebrating GL Emission Manager Launch: Photo credit GL

GL launches “GL EmissionManager” - Hamburg Süd is partner in a pilot project. At SMM 2012 classification society Germanischer Lloyd announced the launch of a new product, “GL EmissionManager”, which will allow owners and operators to collect, track and calculate the emissions of a ship in detail for the first time. In cooperation with German shipping company Hamburg Süd, GL have developed the GL EmissionManager system to systematically capture all environmentally relevant ship operation data.

DNV GL Revamps Port Clearance Software

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DNV GL announced the release of its new Navigator Port 2 software, an overhaul of DNV Navigator. According to DNV GL, the upgraded port clearance software aims to achieve a new level of usability, with a new and intuitive structure and interface. Navigator Port 2, previously called DNV Navigator, has taken a leap forward in ease-of-use. The interface has been improved. It is now more intuitive and efficient, with a work-oriented process that is easier to understand and navigate within.

MobileOps Pursuing Maritime Business

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Redmond, Wash. based MobileOps, Inc., a software company specializing in the design and development of maritime software applications (dispatch, safety, compliance, vessel maintenance, timecards and analytics), has recently reformed and is now pursuing further business development within the tug and barge, towboat and fishing industries.

Brynjar Gevelt Takes on Head Role at MTS

Brynjar Gevelt, who brings with him 14 years in the maritime software and service arena, has been appointed CEO of Marine Transaction Services (MTS). Gevelt's experience includes Corporate Software Development Manager in Marinor Shipping and Offshore Services AS, Technology Director Visma Marine AS (Spectec), and the last three years as Director of products and projects in MTS. The company has added to its product development department with Roger Werner Laug who comes from IT consulting company Tieto Enator where he specialized in the maritime industry.

Western Towboat Signs with MobileOps

Image: MobileOps Inc.

MobileOps, Inc., a Redmond, Washington software comapny that specializes in the design and development of maritime software applications (dispatch, safety, compliance, vessel maintenance, timecards, analytics) announced that it has signed a contract with Western Towboat Company of Seattle. Western Towboat will use MobileOps Platform across its fleet and within several shoreside departments. MobileOps Platform's offline-capable application, Voyager, will be used on tugs transiting the ocean out of cellular range. www.mobileops.co

SDARI Inks Agreement for INTERSCHALT Loading Software

Mr Hu Jintao, President of the chinese ship designer SDARI, (middle) and Mr Wang Jun, Director R&D Departmant at SDARI (left) agree with Mr Robert Gärtner, CEO of the maritime software provider INTERSCHALT, the co-operation for MACS3 loading computer.  (Photo: Interschalt)

INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a maritime software and services provider of loading computers on board containerships, signed a cooperation agreement with the Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute (SDARI) in Shanghai for the provision of MACS3 loading software for containerships, bulk carriers and tankers built in Chinese shipyards using SDARI designs. MACS3 provides INTERSCHALT with an approx. 65% market share of the approx. 6,000 container ships currently in existence worldwide.

DNV GL ShipManager for Entire H&P Fleet

H&P MV Palanpur

German-based shipowner Harren & Partner (H&P) will implement the DNV GL business intelligence software systems ShipManager Analyzer and ShipManager QHSE for its entire fleet of 52 vessels. Both systems will enable Harren & Partner to extract data from operational systems and optimize management of its ships. The first trial implementation for the two software systems is expected to be running in April. By mid-year the entire fleet will have ShipManager Analyzer and ShipManager QHSE installed…

Moran Selects Veson Nautical IMOS

Veson Nautical, a maritime software developer, announced that its Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) has been selected by Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Ct. Moran will utilize Veson’s solution to organize and manage commercial marine operations for its Dry Bulk and Petroleum Divisions onto one centralized, user-friendly platform. Moran will install the full suite of IMOS modules and will also be upgrading to Microsoft’s Navision v4.01. The new system is expected to be up and running by mid-to-late September 2006.

Tero Marine Acquires Close Competitor

Tero Marines CEO, Jan Erik HĂĄrvei.

Norwegian maritime software house Tero Marine AS has taken a controlling stake in rival company Teomaki AS. Norwegian maritime software house Tero Marine has acquired 95 percent of the shares in one of its closest competitors, Teomaki. Both companies develop IT control and management systems for offshore and maritime companies. Jan Erik Hårvei, CEO of Tero Marine, is delighted with the acquisition. “Teomaki’s products will be continued and they will form an excellent addition to our already solid portfolio.

DPE is New Majority Shareholder in INTERSCHALT

One of the world's largest containerships, CSCL Globe (19,224 TEU). Efficiently loading and unloading ships of such dimensions presents challenges to ports. With its "StowMan[S]" software, INTERSCHALT helps liner operators to plan container storage positions, shortening unloading times and increasing the usable shipping volume. As the new majority shareholder, DPE will help INTERSCHALT to implement its growth strategy. (Photo: Hasenpusch Photo)

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.

Oldendorff Opts for BASSnet Fleet Management Systems

Oslo, Norway - BASS Software Ltd, a provider of maritime software solutions, has added another client to its expanding customer base, signing on Oldendorff Carriers, among the world’s leading dry-bulk operators. Oldendorff Carriers currently controls a fleet of some 400 chartered and owned vessels of 26 mio tdw, which carry over 165 mio tdw tons of raw materials and semi-finished products across the world each year. BASS’s contract with Oldendorff Carriers comprises the complete BASSnet software suite of all ten modules, covering Maintenance, Procurement, Dry-docking, Safety, Risk Management, Operations, Crewing, Payroll and services like Database building and conversion.

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.

ShipDecision Chartering Software

In an initiative conceived jointly with Canadian ship owner Canfornav, Stelvio Inc. has added a new set of features to the Chartering Module of its ShipDecision maritime software suite. The Module gives Charterers one consolidated view of all information related to a Contract of Affreightment including: all documents and emails pertaining to the COA; cargo type and volume; allotment across a specific number of voyages; and a complete trail of all actions taken to move the cargo. ShipDecision is a Maritime Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that helps organize the sharing and use of information among business partners in the Maritime sector.

Veson Nautical’s IMOS Selected by Neste Oil

Veson Nautical, the US-based maritime software developer that delivers outstanding chartering, operations and accounting solutions to marine cargo transportation managers across the globe, announced that Neste Oil Corporation has licensed Veson’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS). Neste Oil, an independent northern European oil refining and marketing company will leverage IMOS in its Shipping Division for all activities related to the company’s fleet of tankers. Veson Nautical’s solution was selected from among seven other providers after Neste conducted a thorough analysis of needs and internal processes to ensure the new operating system would be able to handle all current and future requirements.

Vector and MPS to Provide Joint Delivery of ISPS Services

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. The system allows manuals to be comprised of documents that are ship specific, apply to groups of ships or to the fleet and manages the distribution to the vessels with a complete audit trail of sending and acknowledged receipt on board. However the system is much more than the documentation. MPS also specify the appropriate check lists and reporting to be carried out within the Vector Management System thereby ensuring that once implemented the ships security system is actively used and the results reported ashore.

PT Logindo Vessels Get Tero Software

Norwegian maritime software house Tero Marine has won a contract with Indonesian offshore company PT Logindo to implement software on several of its vessels. The contract covers software implementation on three ships but with the possibility of being extended to include the Indonesian company’s entire fleet of 35 vessels. Tero Marine hopes the contract can help open several doors in the region. “Logindo is a fast growing company, and one of the biggest in offshore shipping in the region. Over a relatively short period of time, they have expanded their fleet with a large number of vessels and are an exciting company for us to work with,” explained Satish Kanakasabai, Technical Manager at the Tero Marine office in Singapore.  

GL ShipManager Software for Q-Shipping

Dutch shipmanager Q-Shipping to equip its whole fleet with Germanischer Lloyd's ship management solution. Q-Shipping provides ship management services for vessel type such as bulk carriers, general cargo vessels, MPP vessels, ro-ro vessels, container vessels, offshore vessels, seagoing contractor material, tankers and commercial yachts from its offices in the Netherlands, Turkey and the Ukraine. GL ShipManager is an integrated ship management software solution supporting Technical Management, Procurement, Quality & Safety Management and Crewing. GL say that it is recognized for its high user friendliness and the investment security if offers its customers.

ClassNK Acquires Maritime Software House NAPA

Tetsuya Kinoshita, Executive Vice President, ClassNK (Top left), Yasushi Nakamura, Representative Director, Executive Vice President, ClassNK (Bottom left) Juha Heikinheimo, President, NAPA Group (Top right) and Markku Riipinen, Chairman of the Board, Napa Ltd (Bottom right).

Classification society ClassNK agreed to acquire maritime software house NAPA in a deal that the classification society said aims to improve safety and performance for the whole maritime industry. According to ClassNK, the acquisition will enhance the success and capabilities of both organizations. For ClassNK, which has worked with NAPA for nearly 10 years, the deal is a chance to expand and improve the wide range of services it offers to shipowners and shipyards, whilst also providing NAPA with the support to accelerate expansion of existing operations and access new markets.

Japan Backs IMX in Dry Bulk Venture

Maritime software provider, Strategic Software, and e-JAN corporation, the Japanese internet shipping group established by NYK Line have announced a joint venture to be launched on November 1, 2001. The two companies have joined forces to create e-JAN/DrybulkIMX, a web-based application enabling seamless data exchange and management, for companies involved in dry bulk ocean transportation. e-JAN/DrybulkIMX is a set of tools to support the pre-fixture chartering and post-fixture voyage management process. The application will enable users to share data in a private and confidential environment. Through close dialogue with e-JAN’s members and Strategic’s customers, the ongoing development of e-JAN’sbulkIMX will closely reflect user requirements.

DRTC Equips with Modern Simulator

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The Djibouti Regional Training Centre (DRTC) has been equipped with a modern computer-based training simulator as part of International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s efforts to promote maritime safety and security in the West Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. Equipment installation, funded through a contribution to the Djibouti Code of Conduct Trust Fund by the Kingdom of Denmark, has been completed and the first cohort of six Djibouti officers have been trained to operate it. The simulator training room consists of 11 trainee consoles and an instructor's work station.

INTERSCHALT VDR Earns CCS Certification

Image: INTERSCHALT

INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the provider of maritime software, services and systems for navigation and communications systems (NavCom) and manufacturer of Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) systems, announced that its new generation VDR G4[e] has been type approved by the China Classification Society (CCS), effective July 1, 2015. By granting the type approval, CCS certifies that the VDR G4[e] complies with the international regulations and performance standards of IMO Resolution MSC.333(90). The VDR G4[e] has also been approved by the German federal authority BSH.

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