Ahrenkiel Steamship Selects DNV GL Software

By MarEx 2014-10-27 12:07:00

Ahrenkiel Steamship has chosen to implement DNV GL’s ShipManager software on its entire fleet of 60 vessels, allowing the company to streamline systems and benefit from industry best practice.

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, state-of-the-art shipmanagement solution that would fulfill all requirements, including technical, procurement, crewing and QHSE (quality, health, safety and environment).

After an in-depth tendering process, Ahrenkiel Steamship selected DNV GL’s ShipManager software. The implementation of ShipManager on the entire fleet of 60 vessels, including container ships, 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.

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“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,” he said.

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.

“DNV GL offers a comprehensive suite of ship management solutions for owners, operators and managers,” said DNV GL - Software Managing Director Are Føllesdal Tjønn. “Our best practice, our practical approach and our focus on data migration from previous systems are important to our customers. We are able to deliver not only a software solution, but a full implementation of state-of-the-art systems,” he said.

The ShipManager modules in use by Ahrenkiel Steamship are ShipManager Technical, ShipManager Procurement, ShipManager QHSE, ShipManager Crew and ShipManager Analyzer.

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