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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Visma, Arena To Offer E-Commerce Software To Shippers

Norwegian software supplier Visma ASA signed an agreement of intent with Hong Kong-based Arena to deliver e-commerce solutions to the shipping industry. Arena, which has Hutchison Whampoa and Electronic Data Systems Corp. as main shareholders, has established an electronic handling system to be used by shipping firms and shipping equipment suppliers. Visma officials said the agreement with Arena included a close integration between Visma's AMOS purchase software and Arena's handling system. More than 500 shipping firms already use AMOS software to manage purchases, officials said.

Simulation Companies Join to Teach ECDIS

Videotel, Safebridge and MSG join forces to offer a co-ordinated learning approach to ECDIS.   Maritime training software supplier Videotel joins hands with distance learning specialists Safebridge and MSG to offer the maritime community their ECDIS training courses, now updated to follow the latest IMO STCW amendments.   Deck officers who gain an interim certification of successful foundation training from Videotel, can progress to type-specific training and final certification by attending one of the training centres located strategically around the world that form part of the MSG controlled ECDIS Training Consortium (ETC). 

Drydock World Dubai Signs Up to Use Nupas-Cadmatic

Photo courtesy of Nupas-Cadmatic

Nupas-Cadmatic has signed a contract for the delivery of 3D design and information management software to shipyard Drydock World Dubai (DDWD). The largest single deal in Nupas-Cadmatic’s history, the company said the contract represents its breakthrough in the international offshore industry. Nupas-Cadmatic’s delivery includes the design system licenses, system installation, user training as well as support services for over 150 simultaneous users of the software. The deal was signed after a technical evaluation carried out over several months…

BASS Lands Reederei Hamburger Lloyd Contract

Photo: Hamburger Lloyd

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…

e4marine, Xantic Develop Operational Agreement

Marine e-commerce enabler e4marine and leading marine computer software supplier Xantic have co-operated in the development of a technical interface linking Xantic?s popular AMOS M&P planned maintenance and purchase system with e4marine?s e-commerce services. The new agreement between both parties brings the relationship between e4marine and Xantic even closer, establishing Xantic as a partner to e4marine with regards to installation, implementation and support for customers that use AMOS software towards e4marine?s services. By using Xantic, e4marine?s customers are assured of the best possible implementation and support service. As part of the new agreement between e4marine and Xantic, the partners have jointly developed an ?installation and implementation?

Meteo Consult and Amarcon Deliver Routing Software to Maersk Line

Photo: Maersk

The Dutch weather routing software supplier Meteo Consult and Amarcon, have received an order from Maersk Line to equip a minimum of 110 Maersk Line container vessels with SPOS Seakeeping. The Seakeeping plug-in is a feature within Meteo Consults weather routing software SPOS. With this plug-in the user can define vessel loading conditions and motion threshold values based on the input of Amarcon’s OCTOPUS-Onboard. Amarcon, a fully owned subsidiary of ABB, provides monitoring and forecasting software solutions for performance and availability optimization of sea-going vessels…

Taiyo Nippon Kisen Selects BASSware Suite

Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd. has again selected BASS, maritime software to be its software supplier. Taiyo Nippon Kisen purchased planned maintenance system (Star IPS) and safety and incident reporting solution (SAFIR 4.0) to complement its existing systems. Taiyo Nippon Kisen. has purchased the complete integrated office-vessel BASSware solutions. The earlier purchase took place in the beginning of 2001. Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd. has committed to install Star IPS and SAFIR in the office and onboard 62 vessels under its management. The planned maintenance software will enable Taiyo Nippon Kisen. to manage onboard maintenance and spare parts effectively. BASS will populate all PMS-related data in order for Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd.

Maersk Orders Routing Software for 110+ Vessels

Emma Maersk

The Dutch weather routing software supplier Meteo Consult and Amarcon, have received an order from Maersk Line to equip a minimum of 110 Maersk Line container vessels with SPOS Seakeeping. The Seakeeping plug-in is a feature within Meteo Consults weather routing software SPOS. With this plug-in the user can define vessel loading conditions and motion threshold values based on the input of Amarcon’s OCTOPUS-Onboard. Amarcon, a fully owned subsidiary of ABB, provides monitoring and forecasting software solutions for performance and availability optimization of sea-going vessels…

On-Line Tool Launched for Tanker Industry

A leading software supplier to the shipping industry said on Friday it had launched a new internet-based tool for the chartering and operation of tankers. It said the system had been developed with support from three U.S. ship brokerages: Dietze, McQuilling and Weber. Strategic Software, which acquired its closest competitor Dataworks in May, has long dominated the shipping sector. In the last two years it has come under increasing pressure from internet start-ups keen on taking a slice of the $120 billion per year maritime freight industry. The system is likely to compete with the online services of London's Baltic Exchange, which will be launched next Monday. To some extent it also competes with LSX-2, a product being developed for online ship chartering by London-based Levelseas.

SOIC selects Nupas-Cadmatic for CAD/CAM

SOIC has selected Nupas-Cadmatic for 3D CAD/CAM to create increasingly intricate designs of ships and vessels. After doing research about possible software suppliers, SOIC invited the selected companies for demonstrations. Nupas-Cadmatic performed the best and met the demands of SOIC. Both companies decided to start with a pilot project. SOIC placed an order with Nupas-Cadmatic after the three month trial was successfully completed. Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center, also known as SOIC, was established in 1976 under the sponsorship of the Ministries of Economic Affairs, National Defense, Communications, and Education and with donation from several large contractors.

Wison Selects AVEVA to Support Offshore Projects

Paul Eveleigh

International EPC firm chooses AVEVA software, replacing competitive solution, to increase productivity and efficiency on offshore projects. AVEVA has announced that Wison Offshore & Marine, a global EPC firm, has selected AVEVA Marine software for the engineering, design and construction of its offshore Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) projects. The decision to choose AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design solution over their existing software supplier’s solution, was driven by the need for optimal productivity and efficiency across its major projects. Mr.

ABS Nautical Systems Signs Wins OSV Fleet Contract

Oceanografia S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest offshore vessel operators specializing in underwater survey, diving, pipe laying construction and maintenance operations, has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems to implement the NS5 Enterprise asset management software across its entire fleet of multi-purpose offshore support vessels. Six of the vessels are ABS-classed newbuilds and will utilize the Maintenance & Repair and Drawings Management modules as part of the ABS Newbuild Program, resulting in savings for software licenses, database development and consulting services of nearly $100,000. In addition, the company will also install the Purchasing & Inventory and Crew Management modules.

Herma Selects Autoship Software

Autoship Systems Corporation sold its CAD/CAM software to Herma Shipbuilding, Inc. of Quezon City, Philippines. Herma's installation of Autoship Pro, Autopower, Autohydro Pro, Autoplate and Autostructure and Production Manager is for two dedicated users across a network platform. AutoPlant, a 3D Piping program from ASC partner firm, Bentley Systems, Inc., was also installed with direct integration into Autostructure. Herma Shipyard provides shipbuilding, ship repair and ship conversion services. It is a member of the Herma Group, which provides petroleum, maritime and environmental services.

EV Acquires Epidote

MIPSPro maximizes data value by efficiently identifying and diagnosing well  integrity issues.  Image Epidote

Leading specialist in well diagnosis, EV, has announced the acquisition of Aberdeenshire-based well integrity software supplier, Epidote Limited, to enable a world-class well diagnosis service. The acquisition results in EV taking full ownership of the company and its five employees. Epidote was established in 1999, its MIPS software providing multi-finger calliper data processing, interpretation and 3D visualisation. When combined with EV’s cameras, data can be streamed in real time and played back on log data, eliminating the uncertainty of well diagnostics.

BASS and NTC-M Partner Up

In sync with their objective of “training seafarers using quality software”, BASS and the Norwegian Training Center (NTC-M) in Manila have agreed to establish hands-on training experience for seafarers as the industry moves towards adopting ICT (Information and Communications Technology). BASS will contribute by installing their integrated shipboard applications in a simulated environment in NTC-M while the training center will conduct training based upon actual operation between ship and office. The configuration of such training mechanism is said to benefit the seafarers as learning gets easier this way. BASS has installed its shipboard software including BASS EasyInfo (document and information management)…

Seaspan Selects IFS Applications to Support $8B Navy Deal

“They (IFS) also have a partnership with our existing CAD software supplier which will help us ensure the continuity between design and engineering processes that are so essential to efficient shipbuilding processes," said Seaspan Shipyards President Brian Carter.

IFS North America said that Seaspan has selected IFS Applications as its Shipbuilding materials requirements planning (MRP) solution. IFS Applications was chosen because it provides a powerful project-based solution (PBS) with the ability to control cost and schedule in real-time, enhancing Seaspan’s ability to efficiently meet customer requirements. This capability will help Seaspan deliver on the recently awarded $8 billion Federal Government shipbuilding program to build non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy.

Raising the Stakes on Maritime Performance

Image: SERTICA

A Danish software company has set out to help maritime companies facilitate growth in stormy waters. The maritime industry is changing. Emerging technologies, increased regulation and CO2 concerns are pressuring ship owners, operators and technical managers. One can no longer afford to ignore performance. But what exactly drives performance and how to improve it? Focus on fuel consumption has long been a focus area for the maritime business. But each ship is different, and specifics…

Force Technology, Logimatic Collaborate on Software

Photo: Force Technology

The new collaboration between software supplier Logimatic and research and development company FORCE Technology has resulted in a multifunctional software system capable of providing big results for mariners. Last year Logimatic launched ’Sertica Performance’ as a part of the software system ‘Sertica Fleet Management’. ‘Sertica Performance’ monitors and analyzes the elements affecting a vessel’s fuel consumption. The collaboration with FORCE Technology consists of an integration between the performance optimization system ’SeaTrend’ and ‘Sertica Performance’.

DNV Acquires COEX AS

DNV Navigator TM facilitates compliance with the requirements of charterers and port authorities and is often referred to as the “Captain’s Best Friend”. Industry feedback indicates a considerable efficiency gain with DNV Navigator on board, and as much as a 90% reduction in paperwork for certain ports. This enables ships’ officers to focus on what should be their primary responsibility, namely to operate their ships in a safe and effective manner, both at sea and during port operations. Currently more than 2,200 ships subscribe to DNV Navigator. COEX AS is a Norwegian-based IT company dedicated to offering IT solutions for smarter ship management.

DNV GL Green Engineering Award

The DNV GL Young Professionals Award ceremony in Oslo: Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime, Matilde Andersen, Technical University of Denmark (winner in the category “Safer”), Heinrich Grümmer, TU Berlin (winner in the category “Smarter”), and Susanna Valenti, University of Genoa (winner in the category “Greener”). Photo: DNV GL

DNV GL has honoured three engineers for their scientific research with the DNV GL Award for Young Professionals. Presented by DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, the award is designed to find innovative ideas for increasing safety, efficiency and sustainability in shipping. Seeking to honour the best research, it aims to support young graduates in the maritime field. Overall, 25 graduates took part in this year’s competition. “With a fresh view on the most pressing challenges we face in shipping today…

Brazil Funds Training on ShipConstructor & 3D Design

Image: ShipConstructor Software Inc.

ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) says it is excited to see that the Brazilian Government has funded training on SSI’s ShipConstructor software. Below is background to that decision. Brazilian shipyard Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS) is one of a select group of bright lights in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry. With the downturn in oil prices and the impact of “Operation Car Wash” causing the cancellation of Petrobras projects, several Brazilian shipbuilding and offshore shipyards have shut down.

Allocate Contract with Entertainment Company

Allocate Software plc (AIM:ALL), (formerly Manpower Software) announced one of the world’s leading family entertainment companies, has selected its MAPS Maritime Suite and implementation services for its cruise line business. The customer made the choice of MAPS Maritime Suite after an open selection process and an evaluation of potential suppliers and their solutions. The requirements include a solution to expand their shoreside crew operations over the coming years and to provide an effective job scheduling solution for both current and future new ships. Key to choosing MAPS Maritime Suite was its “out-of-the-box” functionality, the flexibility to customize the solution to meet precise requirements and the strength of Allocate Software as a reliable, professional and solid supplier.

Singapore Charges Defunct Bunker Supplier, Staff

A Singapore marine fuel supplier and three executives have been charged with cheating as part of a government crackdown on short deliveries of fuel to vessels in the world's largest bunkering hub. Vermont UM Bunkering Pte Ltd, two directors and a former bunker manager were charged with 150 counts of conspiracy to charge customers for more marine fuels - also known as bunkers - than actually delivered, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said in a statement. "Through these alleged fraudulent transactions, Vermont Bunkering had dishonestly induced its customers to make excess payments totalling over $8 million," the statement said.

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