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.
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.
DNV Release 'Safeti Offshore' Software
DNV Software launches a software solution for offshore risk analysis of offshore structures in challenging environments. Harsher environments, life extension and more demanding regulatory and business requirements are some of the challenges the offshore industry faces. However, a complete software tool to evaluate the full range of potential hazards and associated risks has until now not been available. Safeti Offshore, is a quantitative risk analysis software solution based on DNV’s more than three decades of experience within such analysis.
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…
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.
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…
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)…
Petrotechnics Appoints Sales VP
Petrotechnics, a provider of software solutions to improve frontline operational performance and risk management in hazardous industries, is continuing its global growth strategy by appointing David Bleackley as Vice President of Sales. David joins Petrotechnics from Aspentech where he was most recently senior sales director of global accounts. David was responsible for managing teams of global account directors and strategic account managers, focussed on meeting client’s strategic objectives with new technologies.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Royal Caribbean Selects Quintiq Software
Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company, announced that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has selected its software solution to optimize the assignment of more than 80,000 crew members across its various brands and ships globally. As a global company, Royal Caribbean required a solution that could handle increasingly complex workforce planning conditions unique to the cruise business, and its manual approach to crew planning and scheduling was time-consuming and left no room for optimization. Quintiq is able to incorporate all the rules, regulations and requirements of its planning environment.
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.
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.
Navigation Safety: New Edition of Admiralty Digital Publications
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched its latest edition of ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP), Version 14. Free as an upgrade to existing users and available as a 3 month free trial to new customers. UKHO inform that 75% of the world's fleet of vessels over 2,000 gross tonnes has now been approved to use digital publications in place of their paper equivalent. ADP's suite of digital navigation publications, includes: ADMIRALTY Digital List of Lights, ADMIRALTY TotalTide…
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.
ClassNK-NAPA GREEN Wins IBJ Awards
Vessel performance monitoring and optimization solution ClassNK-NAPA GREEN was named the maritime industry’s top IT system by earning the IT Solutions Award at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards held at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam on 17 November. The software solution, developed jointly by leading classification society ClassNK and leading global maritime software company NAPA, was recognized both as an advanced technical achievement and for reductions in fuel costs it has helped achieve and validate on actual vessels in service.
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.
SSI CEO to Present at KORMARINE
SSI CEO Darren Larkins continues to consult with shipbuilders around the globe on how to leverage 3D Product Data Models using Autodesk technology. His next presentation on 3D Product Data Models will be October 22 at the shipbuilding and offshore show KORMARINE in Busan. Larkins will demonstrate the shortcomings of traditional methods such as using drawings, Excel files and supplementary 3D viewers, and will highlight how a better approach utilizes neutral formats and platformization.
Veson Nautical & DA-Desk Team Up
Veson Nautical, the U.S.-based developer of software solutions for the commercial maritime community, announced that it has teamed with DA-Desk, an independent provider of port cost management services to provide shipping operators with a fully integrated chartering, operations, financials and port disbursement system. The enhanced integration of the two solutions significantly minimizes error and improves workflow. Meeting the request of DA-Desk’s customers that use Veson’s IMOS…
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.
Echo Chooses MarineCFO Live
MarineCFO Inc., a provider of on-vessel, marine operations, personnel, fleet maintenance and financial management software solutions to the marine transportation industry, announced that Echo Towing Service, Inc. / Echo Marine, Ltd., has selected MarineCFO Live! for use throughout its company. Joe Galatas, President of MarineCFO Inc. said “Now small & mid-sized marine companies can take advantage of a fully web-enabled, cost-effective solution without the need for new servers, software, or IT. MarineCFO Live!
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…
Star Information Systems Appointment Strengthens Team
Star Information Systems (SIS) has announced that Erik Sarmento Staubo has joined the company as head of oil & gas. SIS is a world-class provider of tightly integrated software solutions and services that allow the safe and efficient operation of ships and rigs. Of his appointment, Staubo stated: “Star Information Systems has some exceptional products that offer operators of ships, rigs and offshore supply vessels unique benefits in terms of safety, performance and cost savings.