VIKING Spotlights In-Demand Products and New Servicing Efficiencies at Nor-Shipping 2013

Marine safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment will take advantage of Nor-Shipping 2013 to help shipowners make safety equipment and servicing a smooth and problem-free experience.

By MarEx 2013-05-30 14:01:00

Having revolutionized the safety equipment servicing world with far-reaching, customizable agreements that have reduced unpredictable, fluctuating costs, VIKING is now focusing its attention on further fine-tuning its workflows and providing even faster response times from servicing under the company’s highly popular Shipowner Agreements.

VIKING Shipowner Agreements incorporate safety products, global servicing, single-source management and financing in a variety of fixed price structures, servicing liferafts, immersion suits and lifejackets, lifeboats, release hooks and davits, and marine firefighting equipment. The concept’s flexibility is coupled with servicing and exchange options.

The VIKING stand at Nor-Shipping 2013 will provide more than a showcase for products like its offshore wind suits, work suits, design-your-own inflatable SOLAS lifejackets and VIKING’s lifeboat hook retro-fitting services. It will also form a discussion platform for shipowners interested in fixed price coverage and flexibility offered by VIKING Shipowner Agreements as well as minimizing the time and effort it takes to service their safety equipment in port.

VIKING’s ability to achieve the fast response times and smoothly managed servicing that shipowners are looking for, is partly due to a steadily expanding global servicing infrastructure. Today, the company has the most reliable service network of any comparable supplier. Managed service from a single point of contact and international regulatory expertise are key elements of this infrastructure.

“With the costs and difficulties of port delays receiving growing focus in the shipping industry, we’re putting a lot of effort into ensuring that our shipowner customers can avoid unnecessary waiting, administrative frustrations, or unforeseen expenditure,” CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen says. “Our Shipowner Agreements have been providing this level of service for some years now, but we’re always ready to deal with new situations such as the impact of hook retrofit compliance, aiming to achieve the bare minimum of disruption to shipping schedules.”

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.