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Green Marine Technology
Ship owners and ship managers are often late in implement- ing new software technology. This allows us, as maritime software providers, to glance over at the trends in land-based
B2B solutions. It is obvious that there will be a shift towards handheld devices, and looking at Microsoft Win10 and Of? ce 2016, we can see how tablets are becoming fully integrated into corporate business processes.
Jan Erik Haarvei , TERO Marine ”
Docking inquiries a and Environmental Performance group term and long term? a at ABS and delivers a next-generation
Soncini 2015 has been SpecTec v vessel performance capability, bench- best year ever in terms of pro? tability m marking hull and propeller performance and revenues. It was a nice way to cel- a against design parameters, and integrat- ebrate our 30th Anniversary. Our biggest i ing main engine performance into a challenge is ? nding, training, and moti- c comprehensive operational and environ- vating young staff with the passion, we m mental performance solution. The NS have always had. It gets more and more V Vessel Performance tool is the only one dif? cult to write specialized software, o of its kind to include main engine with more and more dif? cult to install it and h hull and propeller KPIs for a comprehen- service it. Thus, it is not easy to recruit s sive approach to performance manage- the right staff. This is our biggest chal- m ment. With regulations and the economy lenge: great staff. p putting a greater focus on ef? cient ves- s sel management and operations, ship
Schwarz Our biggest challenge o owners and managers have identi? ed is ensuring that our product develop- i improved vessel performance as a key ment cycle re? ects the regulatory pace d differentiator in an increasingly com- of change while also staying focused on p petitive environment. We are rolling out operational ef? ciency and improved per- worldwide. We have also grown rapidly Inspections, Incidents & Observations our mobile solutions as well with new formance. All of this needs to be deliv- in the last years providing its own set of and Document Management. I would features being announced throughout the ered in a tool that delivers an exceptional challenges. Applying more traditional also like to point out the release of our year. user experience and is quickly adopted technologies to new platforms such as new Docking module, which we think by both crew and of? ce staff. Further, phones and tablets and maximizing the will change how ship operators plan and Soncini AMOS is in a continuous making sure our clients get the most out utilization potential of newer platforms execute docking operations. This is a evolution pattern. But we have to keep of the software is another challenge. Our is also very interesting.
module that has been developed in close in mind that whatever we do, it needs to
Professional Services organization de- adapt to the existing reality of well over cooperation with ? ve shipping compa- veloped the “Implement for Success” 6,000 ships and 1,000 oil rigs (onshore nies, and the ? rst reports from them in- methodology to help our clients achieve dicate that it strongly improves this part and offshore). Once, we wanted to be the optimal success with the software. Our ? rst with everything. Now, we are happy
Have you introduced or do you plan to of their operations – also from a business future roadmap re? ects the substantial to try to be the best. So yes, we do have introduce any new technology/solu- perspective.
commitment and investment from ABS Schwarz We recently launched NS a large number of new products, from tions in this sector? If yes, please ex- in technology in support of compliance, AMOS Mobile, to a complete Crewing plain the product and its signi? cance
Core, a streamlined version of our ? ag- safety and class. ship NS Enterprise product designed Module, not to speak about something, to the maritime community in detail.
Haarvei Tero Marine is constantly speci? cally for the workboat and inland which will see the light soon (I don’t want to say much more). But as Ales-
Bruhns The biggest challenges enhancing TM Master, both due to cus- market. NS Core brings the power of the are the pace of software development, tomer demands and to the development Enterprise solution to smaller operators. sandro Manzoni wrote (The betrothed, integration with other software solu- of the maritime industry in general. We We are launching a Vessel Performance 1827): “Adelante, Pedro, con juicio” tions and the international coordination have recently added several modules and tool in March. The tool was developed (“Go, Pedro, with prudence”).
of the company with growing of? ces features to our software suite, including in collaboration with the Operational www.marinelink.com 65
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