Software Upgrade for Ahrenkiel Steamship Fleet
Ahrenkiel Steamship has chosen to implement DNV GL’s ShipManager software on its entire fleet of 60 vessels.
The implementation of ShipManager on the entire fleet of 60 vessels, including containerships and bulk carriers, is scheduled to start this year. The implementation will be carried out by a project team consisting of experts from both DNV GL and Ahrenkiel Steamship.
The shipping group Ahrenkiel Steamship was formed this year after the merger of the Christian F. Ahrenkiel Group with a joint venture established by the MPC Group, thus bringing together the fleet of Ahrenkiel Shipmanagement, MPC Steamship and Thien & Heyenga. After the merger, the new company took immediate steps to consolidate the legacy systems with a common, centralized shipmanagement solution that would fulfill all requirements, including technical, procurement, crewing and QHSE (quality, health, safety and environment).
“It was very important for us to find a reliable partner with a long experience in set up management systems in the shipping industry. After evaluating the market, and based on MPC Steamship’s previous experience with the Shipmanager software, DNV GL was the obvious partner of choice. Especially the usability of the software and the best practice approach convinced us,” said Nick Topham, Managing Director at Ahrenkiel Steamship. “We also looked at future development and improvement plans for the ShipManager solution, and we were further convinced by DNV GL’s road map.”
A centralized shipmanagement solution will integrate all relevant departments, and the common database will allow a comprehensive view of day-to-day business. In addition, ShipManager provides maximum transparency and KPI reporting through the ShipManager Analyzer module.
The ShipManager modules in use by Ahrenkiel Steamship are ShipManager Technical, ShipManager Procurement, ShipManager QHSE, ShipManager Crew and ShipManager Analyzer.