China’s Sinochem International Logistics, a leading chemical tanker owner and operator with 80 vessels, is implementing DNV GL’s data smart fleet management system ShipManager on the entire fleet, optimizing operations and improving performance and efficiency.
The contract was signed in April at the opening of DNV GL’s newbuilt near-zero-emission Green Office Centre in Shanghai, with the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg
in attendance, in addition to two of her cabinet members.
DNV GL - Software CEO Are Føllesdal Tjønn and Sinochem International Logistics Vice General Manager Zhang Xin signed the contract at the ceremony. “We are proud to be partnering with Sinochem, an innovative and growing shipping company in Asia,” said Tjønn. “This is yet another sign of DNV GL and ShipManager’s strong growth, both in China but also in the tanker segment.”
Sinochem shipping operates its vessels from subsidiary Aoxing Shipmanagement offices in Shanghai, Singapore and Japan. Sinochem will now benefit from a standardized and integrated system for operating a growing global fleet. The shipping company had previously been relying on internally developed systems.
“As an international player in shipping, we require a global fleet management system to manage vessels in a differentiated, best-in-class manner, ensuring that all functional areas are integrated,” says Zhang. “Our business relies highly on a flexible, intelligent and standardized fleet management system. Therefore, we have decided to launch the project to work closely with DNV GL
. Together we will implement ShipManager to meet all our current and future requirements,” he says.