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CargoSmart Adds Premium Features to Big Schedules

CargoSmart Limited, a global shipment management software solutions provider that leverages big data for greater visibility and benchmarking, announced it has added premium features to its sailing schedule search engine, Big Schedules. Available on a subscription basis, the new features allow shippers and logistics service providers to have deeper insights into their shipment planning through sailing schedules and live vessel tracking. Snce its launch in July 2015, nearly 4,000 registered users have made more than 238,000 searches through the Big Schedules sailing schedule search and vessel tracking platform. Ongoing supply chain disruptions around global ports…

Port of Amsterdam Launches Digital Business Guide

Image: Port of Amsterdam

Port of Amsterdam is launching the Portle digital business guide. The new search engine provides access to all businesses and terminals that are located in the Port of Amsterdam and conduct business in and around the port area. Portle increases the online visibility and findability of port companies. How do you find the right company and suitable partner in the preferred port? Starting today, the answer is only a couple of clicks away on https://portle.portofamsterdam.com/en.

Dot Com, Maritime Style

Much as has transpired in mainstream consumer markets, the dot com craze has recently enveloped the maritime world with promises of cost savings and operational efficiencies. While an attrition and natural process of consolidation can eventually be expected, the world of e-commerce solutions for the maritime market is definitely in its infancy. While it is impossible to judge the full working models in this report, the following text contains synopsis reports on some of the more noteworthy market entrants. Recently launched by Boston-based WebPark Corp., Boat-Park.com is an on-line virtual trade show, which seeks to bring together worldwide participants into its virtual trade show, which is open 24/7.

Spectria Builds New Information Portal for Modern Maritime

Spectria, a leading technology consulting firm, has developed a prototype of a new, knowledge-management-based information portal called SmartShips®, for Modern Maritime, Inc., a professional services company for the marine industry. Upon full implementation, this new portal, based on Microsoft's new SharePoint knowledge management server, will provide the marine industry's first-ever online regulatory compliance and quality management consulting service based on an easy-to-use enterprise software system. The new Modern Maritime portal model can be applied to other heavily regulated industries where safety, quality and environmental management systems are pervasive.

Spectria Builds Info Portal for Modern Maritime

Spectria, a leading technology consulting firm, has developed a prototype of a new, knowledge-management-based information portal called SmartShips, for Modern Maritime, Inc., a professional services company for the marine industry. Upon full implementation, this new portal, based on Microsoft's new SharePoint knowledge management server, will provide the marine industry's first-ever online regulatory compliance and quality management consulting service based on an easy-to-use enterprise software system. The new Modern Maritime portal model can be applied to other heavily regulated industries where safety, quality and environmental management systems are pervasive.

New Online Maritime Mareketplace Set For Launch

Equilinx, a business-to-business e-commerce hub for the marine industry, will launch the world's first international online marketplace for ship repair and replacement parts, equipment and services in the second quarter of 2000. This new global maritime procurement gateway will combine comprehensive databases of catalogs with a sophisticated search engine that allows buyers to locate parts for ship repairs and maintenance. Sapient, a leading e-services consultancy, is providing the digital business strategy, creative design, and implementation to power this new gateway. Commerce One, a leader in global e-commerce solutions for business and Vitria Technology, a leading provider of eBusiness infrastructure software, will provide the technological foundation of the initiative.

Freight Logistics Implements CargoSphere Rate Technology Platform

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CargoSphere, a cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, has announced that Freight Logistics, a global freight forwarder and logistics service provider, has implemented the CargoSphere technology platform. Freight Logistics is now self-managing air and ocean carrier contracts using CargoSphere’s SUDS (Smart Upload and Diagnostic Solution) and is receiving rates over CargoSphere’s Web-based, real-time Rate Mesh from carriers, NVOs and the NCBFAA-SA.

KR Upgrades KR-CON with Dangerous Goods Search Function

Classification society Korean Register (KR) announced the release of its latest KR-CON software. The essential software tool, now in its 14th edition includes an enhanced and increasingly critical dangerous goods program, which has been developed in-house, as one of its key functions. KR-CON offers a comprehensive electronic database of International Maritime Organization (IMO) instruments, providing all of the latest IMO Conventions, Codes, Resolutions and Circulars. By simply inputting a ship’s particulars, KR-CON allows the user to find all of the regulations relevant to a specific task and helps to ensure that all of the IMO requirements are applied correctly.

KOGT, IDS Team on Rig Data System

Services (IDS) to provide Oil and Gas operators with the first reporting platform that merges real-time and offline data for delivery via the web to a common interface. KOGT offers a range of high performance information technology solutions for drilling operations, production, reservoirs and the subsea environment. IDS is the largest provider of web-delivered daily drilling, completions, geological and AFE/cost reporting services via its DataNet2 platform. IDS‘ DataNet2 services are bundled with document transfer, a ‘google’ type search engine and the ‘VisNet’ data visualisation tool for ‘dashboard’ presentation and analysis. worked…

Drew Marine Releases Updated Version of CD

CD-ROM is now available. products; and sealing products. languages. Swedish. safety information in their language. Acrobat Reader format (pdf). product type. user.

Nautisk Launches NaviTab

NaviTab

Nautisk unveiled its latest navigational solution: NaviTab from Nautisk, a unique concept that replaces a vessel’s onboard Navigational Publication library. Hundreds of books have been uploaded onto a hi-spec hand-held device, suitable for use both onshore and on the bridge. “Currently, all vessels sailing global routes must carry a full portfolio of navigational publications (NPs) in order to sail compliantly and meet SOLAS Regulation,” said Nautisk CEO Thomas Fjeld. “These NPs include a number of IMO Publications, Sailing Directions, Pilot Guides, Radio Signals and list of lights.

Finance: Equipment Leasing: A Viable Financing Option for Marine Industry

By James W. In recent years maximizing budget dollars has become an increasing concern for many businesses. Fortunately marine assets have long, useful lives, but the debt required to finance their acquisition often creates a strain on the operator's balance sheet and cash flow. According to the Equipment Leasing Association (ELA), 8 out of 10 businesses in the United States lease some kind of equipment. However, fewer know that leasing, accomplished through a bare-boat charter, is also a smart business decision for obtaining vessels. Because marine assets have long lives, lease payments can be relatively low. Companies can use these cost-savings to improve day-to-day cash flow or to gain a competitive edge by passing the cost-savings along to customers.

Large-scale Cooperation Between Metizoft and Polarcus

Metizoft AS and Polarcus has a close cooperation. For Polarcus two new buildings at Ulstein Shipyard,  Metizoft deliver "Completion" to both of them. "Completion" is a document management platform and contains all the documentation for new buildings from the handover of the ship until scrapping of the vessel far in the future. Metizoft`s role in addition to being the supplier of the database is the collection, categorization and review of the documentation. According to Marketing Director in Metizoft…

ShipServ Launches New Sourcing Tool

ShipServ introduced ShipServ Pages on April 20m 2006, an online search engine for the shipping industry. ShipServ Pages makes immediate online search and listing access available to the 10,000 shipping companies and more than 30,000 marine suppliers operating in the world-wide ship supply market. ShipServ Pages enable all marine buyers to search for and qualify suppliers using a wide variety of criteria on as narrow or as wide a basis as required. They provide suppliers with a highly effective tool to market and advertise their services in an interactive manner. Fully integrated to ShipServ’s TradeNet and highly user friendly - ShipServ Pages provide shipowners / managers and their suppliers with further improved management and marketing tools.

CargoSmart Launches Big Schedules Search Engine

Photo courtesy of CargoSmart

CargoSmart Limited, a global shipment management software solutions provider that leverages big data for greater visibility and benchmarking, has announced Big Schedules, a new sailing schedule search platform that helps shippers and logistics service providers manage and visualize their ocean routes. Big Schedules actively sources ocean carriers’ published sailing schedules and live vessel location data in order to provide personalized search results for faster and greater insights to improve their shipment planning. The new, free sailing schedule search engine is available on the website.

Cloud Data for Real-time Vessel Monitoring

Chetco Digital Instruments (CDI) has partnered with Telemetryapp.com to offer a complete vessel monitoring and data visualization system based on cloud data services. By integrating CDI’s HelmSmart.net vessel data acquisition and storage service with Telemetryapp’s data board visualization, complete end-to-end vessel monitoring is now available with minimal configuration and virtually no development costs. HelmSmart.net offers direct communication links with vessel sensor and…

Linescape’s Ocean Container Search Engine

Linescape announced the launch of its free, independent search engine for finding and comparing routes and schedules for shipping ocean containers (www.linescape.com). Linescape brings to users an overview of the routes and schedules of the world's carriers, of all sizes, thus giving shippers and forwarders the freedom and ease to find the carrier with the lowest cost or the best schedule for any particular shipment. Linescape's search engine leverages Web 2.0 technology to simplify sorting through 6 million voyages to 3,000 ports on over 100 shipping lines, and with more added each week. In today's economic climate, optimized logistics and supply chain functionality is critical for success.

Mariner’s Medical Certificates – the New Normal

Jeff Cowan

The Maritime Labor Convention of 2006 became effective on 20 August 2013: Are the authorities ready? Consider that MLC 2006 Regulation 1.2-Medical certificate. Standard A1.2 states that “a competent authority shall require prior to beginning work on a ship, seafarer’s hold a valid medical certificate.”  Under paragraph 7a of that same regulation it further states that “a medical certificate shall be valid for a maximum period of TWO YEARS.” That requirement also became official for U.S.

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