Odjfell Tankers Selects Veson's IMOS and Veslink
Veson Nautical, the premier provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions, announced that Norway-based Odfjell SE, a leading actor in the transportation and storage of chemicals and other specialty bulk liquids, will manage its entire fleet with Veson’s IMOS (Integrated Maritime Operations System) and Veslink, the automated system for ship to shore communication.
Odfjell’s shipping division, Odfjell Tankers, transports bulk liquid chemicals, acids, edible oils, clean petroleum products and other special products; its fleet of about 100 chemical tankers ranges in carrying capacities from 4,000 to almost 50,000 DWT. Odfjell clients include trading, distribution and manufacturing companies in the chemical, food, mining, and agriculture industries.
The Selection Process
When Odfjell’s management decided to replace the company’s in-house software system with a fully integrated solution, they shortlisted companies that could address Odfjell’s biggest “pain points.” They looked to automate routine tasks, streamline communications between departments, increase productivity, and to use real-time voyage data to make the most profitable decisions.
Einar Øye, Senior Project Manager in Odfjell, explains, “From our first meeting, the Veson team demonstrated an in-depth understanding of our business processes and a holistic and advanced approach to voyage management and software design. That combination was an important factor when we chose Veson.”
John Veson, president of Veson Nautical remarked, “We are very pleased to be working with Odfjell, and we are excited that the combination of IMOS and Veslink will bring unprecedented connectivity to the company’s entire operations, from vessels and crew on board, to onshore staff, and external service providers. The Odfjell team has a sophisticated understanding of how advanced software can help control costs and create profit, and we look forward to a long and productive partnership.”
Odfjell has begun the implementation phase and expects to go live with IMOS by the end of 2012 for the shore based organization, including about 15 global sites. Veslink is scheduled to be deployed onboard 100 vessels. The company is also integrating IMOS into its corporate accounting package.
Einar Øye concludes, “IMOS and Veslink give us the ability to capture voyage related information at the source, and automatically utilize that information throughout our work processes. It’s our goal to provide Odfjell employees with tools which enable them to easily access information relevant to their work. We believe the Veson solution supports this goal, and this will be incredibly beneficial for us.”