As shipowners and managers are under constanst pressure to make operations leaner and more efficient, it is essential to get the most operational insight out of the ship management data. Data smart marine fleet management software systems are needed to efficiently manage a modern fleet, whether this means a few or hundreds of vessels. A solution based on an integrated approach can provide the insight that is needed to gain efficiency, reduce operational expenditure (OPEX) and remain competitive in the maritime market.
MINSHIP Shipmanagement is optimizing their processes as they are managing a growing fleet. The currently managed MINSHIP fleet of Handy and Handymax vessels ranges from 30,000 to 38,000 dwt per vessel. The group is responsible for the management of a broad range of vessels owned and controlled by a wide variety of third-party shareholders from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Their services include full ship management, including the commercial, crewing and technical part. It also provides international freight forwarding services. Via affiliated companies the group provides services in short-sea trade, tanker brokerage and the ship agency sector. A key part of their optimization process involves the replacement of various separate systems and spreadsheets for ship management activities with a user-friendly and integrated fleet management solution.
User-friendly and data smart fleet management solutions
"Our future outlook focuses on becoming more digitalized,” says MINSHIP Deputy Fleet Director Christian Altmann. “We are confident that the ShipManager solution will help to streamline our processes and standardize our data, which is especially important with our growing fleet. Our teams are working closely together, and we’re running a well-organized implementation process,” he says.
DNV GL’s maritime solutions, ShipManager and Navigator, are in use worldwide on more than 6,200 vessels by nearly 300 customers. ShipManager, the fleet management system, covers technical management, procurement, hull integrity management, dry docking, QHSE (quality, health, safety, environment), crewing and business intelligence. The MINSHIP implementation project includes modules for maintenance, procurement, QHSE, crewing, payroll and also services including database building and data migration.
Implementation support by DNV GL
A fleet management system implementation involves capturing and migrating data from many disparate sources, and it is crucial to have access to domain expertise and best practices from previous implementations to secure the value of the data and to achieve a successful project. DNV GL supported MINSHIP during the implementation phase.
Ketil Aamnes, Regional Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, DNV GL – Digital Solutions, says, “We welcome MINSHIP to our growing user community and look forward to implementing ShipManager. With the digitalization of their fleet management, they can enhance transparency and streamline processes and operations. The trend in shipping is towards steadily increased focus on digitalization, where data mining and analytics improve performance and optimize operations.”
“MINSHIP’s tender process was prepared in an extremely professional way,” says Sebastian Eggert, Principal Specialist, Ship Management & Operation, DNV GL - Digital Solutions. “Their sophisticated evaluation process took business processes and many aspects of the daily operation into consideration,” he says. “Our customers are able to take advantage of a complete solution, improving efficiency in a competitive market, with immediate access to centralized data and operational insight,” he adds.
The integrated ShipManager software includes a technical ship management system for planned and unplanned maintenance, defect reporting and technical asset and data management. The procurement system supports purchasing departments and allows them to streamline the complete scope of maritime procurement activities for all spares, services, stores and consumables and other items. Improved information management ensures that crew and office are working with the same information, and always know the status of requisitioned items. The ship safety management system supports compliance and helps to reduce the administrative burden of relevant shipping industry regulations, such as ISM/ISPS, SOLAS, TMSA, classification rules, vetting inspections and Port State Control. The crewing solution supports the ship crew management process across the entire crew pool for optimal crew deployment, with all key data and reports accessible on board and ashore.
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Rolf Buøen, Principal Marketing and Communications Manager, Maritime,
DNV GL - Digital Solutions