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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Software Solution News

Henning Voss (Photo: PLS)

Tendering ‘Turned on Its Head’ by PLS's GPM Excel Extension

Portrix Logistic Software (PLS) has created a bespoke Excel extension for its market leading Global Price Management (GPM) package, transforming the process of logistics tender management. With the new extension, christened Tender Assistant, optimised shipping rates are automatically sourced from GPM and inputted into Excel tender documents. This slashes workloads, increases productivity and revolutionises a laborious process that is the bane of freight forwards and carriers worldwide.

Walter Hannemann (Photo: Dualog)

Dualog Names Hannemann Product Manager

Ex-Maersk and Torm IT Manager Walter Hannemann joins Dualog to drive development of future-ready maritime software solutions   Independent maritime software solutions and ITC (Information & Communication Technology) services provider Dualog has appointed Walter Hannemann as its new Product Manager.   Hannemann, an electronics engineer and experienced shipping industry ITC specialist joins Dualog after holding positions in IT management at Maersk Tankers and Torm. His previous roles have covered the full ITC spectrum for vessel and fleet operations.

Tommy Shou

Shou Named Account Manager, NewAge Software & Solutions

NewAge Software & Solutions, a global service provider of integrated, cloud-based or hosted, enterprise systems applications for freight forwarding (FF) and logistics companies, announced the appointment of Tommy Shou as their Western Region Account Manager. Based in California, Tommy will head up the sales effort targeted to logistics companies involved with Asia- Pacific trade, as well as other logistics service providers in the western region. Tommy is fluent in the Chinese dialects of Mandarin and Cantonese and has an extensive software and logistics background.

Juha Heikinheimo

Heikinheimo New President of Napa Group

Juha Heikinheimo (54) was appointed President of Napa Group (Napa Ltd), a leading provider of software solutions for the maritime industry. The appointment takes effect on September 1, 2011. Mr Heikinheimo assumes the position from Matti Salo, who successfully served as President of Napa Group for eleven years. Mr Salo will continue as President of the subsidiary, Onboard-Napa Ltd. He will focus his attention on customers and boosting the growth of the NAPA for Operations business. Heikinheimo has extensive experience of the shipbuilding industry.

Cargotec Acquires Interschalt Maritime Systems AG

Cargotec Corporation agreed to acquire INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the specialist software and related service provider to the maritime industry. The acquisition will complement Cargotec's strategic aim of being a leader in intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec will gain more competence in technologically advanced software and service solutions and attains a global footprint with branch offices, service stations and partner representations. Cargotec has agreed to acquire all the shares in the German software and service company INTERSCHALT.

Photo: EIVA

EIVA to Open Singapore Office

On August 1, 2015, EIVA will open a Singapore office as a result of increasing activities in the Asia-Pacific region, thereby offering customers and partners a local point of contact. During recent years, EIVA has increased its international activities, including the expansion of the worldwide network of EIVA representatives, and now also offices. Especially in the Asia-Pacific region, this has led to increasing activities and demand for both EIVA hardware and software solutions. To better assist customers and partners with a local point of contact, EIVA now opens an office in Singapore.

Offshore Services Chooses MarineCFO Software

MarineCFO Inc., a provider of Marine Software including On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Marine Transportation Industry, announced that International Offshore Services has chosen to implement the full MarineCFO Enterprise software suite. International Offshore Services, LLC was formed in 2006 by combining International Marine (started in 1996) and International Construction Group. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries…

IntelloShip: "Cloud Based" Computing for Maritime

Intellocorp LLC a Maritime Technology Company focused on business and process optimization in the Maritime industry, launched today their latest software product, IntelloShip. IntelloShip is a new maritime business intelligence software that provides an in depth overview of the daily operations, and empowers executive teams with a cutting-edge tool for monitoring the actual performance of the company as a whole, and to make value-added decisions as well. IntelloShip comes as Software as a SaaS solution, or as an On-Premise Software application.

Intellocorp, Sea-Flex Partner to Launch Software Solution

Intellocorp LLC has partnered with the Danish shipowner Sea-Flex to launch together IntelloShip and SeaPlan in January 2012. “IntelloShip is a software that has been needed in the maritime industry for a long time, the added value of IntelloShip is significant and will add transparency, timeliness as well as cost savings,” said Shannon McKee, former VP of Ship Revenue a division of Norwegian Cruise Lines, currently President of Access Cruises. Combined, IntelloShip and SeaPlan…

GL ShipManager Software for Q-Shipping

Dutch shipmanager Q-Shipping to equip its whole fleet with Germanischer Lloyd's ship management solution. Q-Shipping provides ship management services for vessel type such as bulk carriers, general cargo vessels, MPP vessels, ro-ro vessels, container vessels, offshore vessels, seagoing contractor material, tankers and commercial yachts from its offices in the Netherlands, Turkey and the Ukraine. GL ShipManager is an integrated ship management software solution supporting Technical Management, Procurement, Quality & Safety Management and Crewing.

Yacht Fleet Management Software Launched

Pelagic Fleet Management launches yacht fleet management software solution to improve service delivery & gain operational efficiencies. Pelagic Fleet Management announced today the launch of Pelagic FM™ , a complete yacht management software-as-a-service solution, enabling yacht charters, brokers or service and maintenance managers to more effectively manage and monitor their fleets, improve service delivery to their customers and increase operational efficiencies. “Modern yacht management has has become more complex with customers making greater demands and expecting even greater value.

Lloyd’s Register’s Acquires Seasafe

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a  global engineering, technical and business services organization has added to its portfolio of advanced data, digital and software solutions with the acquisition of Seasafe Marine Software & Computation (Seasafe). An unexpected incident, such as a grounding, a collision or an explosion, can result in complex technical challenges, all requiring a fast and effective response. Seasafe specializes in on-board loading and stability software to help customers manage the stability of vessels and offshore structures…

David Hornsby (Photo: Ideagen)

Ideagen Launches Ideagen Coruson

Software firm Ideagen has announced it has launched Ideagen Coruson – a re-brand of its enterprise safety management and incident reporting software. Gael Enlighten, a cloud-based software solution used by some of the world’s leading brands including Virgin Trains, Telefonica and Haeco Group, will now be known as Ideagen Coruson from the February 22, 2017. The re-brand project comes as Ideagen seeks to align its product portfolio following several successful acquisitions in recent years.

New Compliance Challenges for Tanker Owners

Herbert-ABS says use of an approved damage stability computer program is the “only logical option” to meet new International Maritime Organization (IMO) Damage Stability Regulations requirements for onboard damage stability verification. Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC has published an assessment of the impact of new damage stability regulations on tanker and gas carrier operations. Hendrik Bruhns, Herbert-ABS Software Solutions President, argues that employing an approved…

LNG Ship Tank Interior: Photo Amarcon

LNG Sloshing Prevention Technology

Amarcon and GTT to develop technology that enhances the quality of sloshing measurement & prediction for LNG carriers. Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, has signed a cooperation agreement with GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) to market and further develop a forecasting and advice software system for sloshing prevention onboard LNG carriers. Sloshing prevention is an advanced module within Amarcon’s OCTOPUS advisory software suite that will forecast and advise the crew on the optimum route to take in order to achieve time savings while preventing the risk for sloshing.

Integrated Maritime Operations System Upgraded by Veson

Veson Nautical announce IMOS7, an update to its maritime business software. US-based Veson Nautical, founded in 1979, is a provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions. The new version delivers client-driven features designed to meet today's top business priorities and prepare for tomorrow's working environment. Upgrading from previous versions is made easy with the enhanced platform installer. IMOS7 is available today and already in use in over forty major installations.

Photo: Lamprell

Lamprell to Implement Software for Automated Manufacturing

U.A.E based offshore jackup rig builder Lamprell Energy Ltd., will implement SSI's EnterprisePlatform software solution to allow its engineering team to automate manufacturing processes. Acording to SSI (developer of ShipConstructor software), the immediate benefit will come from streamlining and automating Lamprell's processes used to control robotic machinery on the production floor (e.g. CNC Profiling Machines) based on information from the engineering department's ShipConstructor-based product data model.

Blueback Seismic Data Management Image Cegal

Cegal Debuts Blueback Seismic Data Management

Cegal released Blueback Seismic Data Management, a software solution that provides full life cycle management of seismic data for a range of geoscience applications. Built on a modern architecture and a web based user interface, Blueback Seismic Data Management scans, catalogs, quality controls and prepares seismic data, aiming to solve the increasing complexity of seismic data sets. The solution is cost and time efficient, and helps improve the quality of application ready seismic by managing large volumes of data with efficient workflows…

Autodesk Bulgaria Shipbuilding Seminar

SSI announced it will host the Autodesk Bulgaria Shipbuilding Seminar for shipbuilders, naval architects and marine engineers to learn about the challenges facing the shipbuilding industry in Bulgaria and find out how Autodesk's Extended Digital Prototyping solutions, (including ShipConstructor software) can be used to help during the complete shipbuilding workflow. This includes software solutions for bid proposal; conceptual design; hull design and analysis, hull structure; simulation (upfront simulation and verification of existing design)…