Singapore, May 24, 2018
VesselMan a cloud-based dry-docking and ship repair maritime software solutions, today announced the opening of its new office in Singapore.
This physical entry into the Asia-Pacific (APAC) is another step in the company's commitment to delivering excellent support to our existing customers, as well as expanding our customer base globally. The strategic investment in the Singapore office positions VesselMan to offer localized support for its existing client relationships in APAC and introduce its world-class product offerings to new companies.
"VesselMan is committed to growing our presence in the APAC region, where some of our most strategic customers are based," said Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of VesselMan.
Singapore has emerged as the world's top maritime capital of the world. A "Leading Maritime Capitals of the World," as a resilient hub, home to the fourth largest fleet in the world. The city state is a must be place for any company with ambitions in the shipping industry.
VesselMan is a Norwegian company providing maritime software solutions that offer a fast, easy-to-implement and cost-efficient option for improving your vessel’s dry-dockings and ship repair projects for technical management operations.
VesselMan is born in the cloud as a genuine level 4 SaaS application, and was developed in close partnership with leading Norwegian ship-owners. The solution can run on top of all PMS systems and is designed for effective integration with back-end systems. This means that VesselMan is easy to implement on top of your existing systems, at a fraction of the traditional cost and time.
VesselMan is pleased to announce and welcome its newest member Jostein Opsahl, who will join the VesselMan team as a Global Operation & Service Manager.
As part of VesselMan’s growth plans operation and services are key areas moving forward. Managing VesselMan’s global customer portfolio having a feedback channel for service will be important. Providing both the methodology to seek the feedback but also to manage the results and take action on a worldwide basis. Implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of operation and services are among our focus areas having a global operation service manager will be key to achieve this goal. Supporting our current customer base and product development.
Jostein comes to VesselMan with an M.Sc in Marine Technology from NTNU and he worked as Business Consultant at ShipNet. Jostein has got experience in customer service, chartering and operations from maritime industry that will be vital for us moving forward.
This new position @VesselMan will be a great contribution to our rapid growth and global strategy. Within this role, Jostein will support the fast growth of VesselMan by building a global operation with a focus on customer experience and service. Having our current and new clients in focus. He will also aid in developing VesselMan through strategy development and identification of prospective clients.
We are proud to announce that VesselMan last week entered into a contract with Utklen. Utkilen AS is a fully integrated shipping company with headquarters in Bergen, Norway. The company, with a history back to 1916, was founded in 1967 and owns and operates about 20 chemical tankers ranging from around 5,000 to 20,000 dwt. in size.
At VesselMan we are very excited to implement the cloud-based solution for Utkilen. I am delighted with this opportunity and we are thrilled to work with Utkilen” CEO Glenn Edvardsen
VesselMan is proud to announce a new client relationship with Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS). PGS is a leader in the offshore seismic industry and operates the market’s youngest fleet which consists of eight 3D vessels (six in the low season). Additional cold-stacked capacity comprises five older Ramform vessels, plus one conventional ship. They have three hubs in Europe and North America and has offices in 15 countries around the world. The PGS head office is in Oslo, Norway and the PGS share is listed on the Oslo stock exchange.
PGS will leverage VesselMan’s cloud-based solution for lean collaboration and effective management of dry-dockings.
Prior to joining VesselMan, Glenn held a position of Vice President and Head of shipping at StormGeo. The master mariner shipping and marine industry has been a part of his life for the last 20 years. With his experience from international business he has extensive knowledge and network within shipping, digital development and change development Glenn will be a valuable addition to our team.
“As the founder of VesselMan I have been searching for the right candidate to take the company to the next level. It will be an exciting journey and I am very pleased that Glenn accepted the challenge” - Stig Linna.
“I am determined to continue VesselMan’s momentum based on our current cloud-based dry-docking and ship repairs software. We look forward to help clients to streamline their processes in order to cut cost and become more effective" - Glenn Edvardsen.
What is the best and easiest way to digitalize your ship management operations? Try implementing standard collaboration processes and smart apps to cut costs and become more automated and transparent.
Technical management has been unchanged for 20 years
Office-based management of technical operations and projects for ships relies upon manual operations, Word, complex Excel spreadsheets, and time-consuming email collaboration, tracking, and reporting. As a result, most operations are people dependent, fragile, and unpredictable, leading to unplanned off hire and costly additional work. No wonder it is hard to achieve transparency.
It has been this way for more than twenty years.
It is time we digitalize costly operations and cut costs
VesselMan and Kognifai will help you reduce costs and risks by ensuring a systematic process for management of needed repairs, based on smart data from the vessels. Since VesselMan is fully integrated in Kognifai, you draw full advantage of the internet of things and sensor-based data in intelligent maintenance apps and projects.
Examples of projects that VesselMan and Kognifai make easier to manage:
For more information:
VP Digital Platform Maritime
Digital Platform Maritime Industry
Work email email@example.com
Mobile phone+47 48192196
Phone +47 900 63 658
VesselMan’s applications for effective dry-docking and repair management will be added to Kognifai, KONGSBERG’s digital platform.
Kongsberg Digital and VesselMan have entered into a partnership agreement which makes VesselMan part of KONGSBERG’s digital ecosystem for the Kognifai platform.
“There is a great difference between being a small Norwegian company on its own and being part of the global distribution platform that KONGSBERG represents,” says Stig Linna, CEO of VesselMan. “For us, it is very important to be part of a secure, scalable platform. As part of KONGSBERG’s digital platform, we can concentrate on our core business and let KONGSBERG handle scalability, security issues – and all the other important things that customers have to take into consideration with a global, cloud-based solutions.”
“VesselMan is the perfect match for both our ecosystem and Kognifai, our digital platform,” states Jørn Seglem, SVP Digital Platform and Analytics at Kongsberg Digital. “One of the key aspects of our digital platform strategy is to bring innovation from third parties to our customers to enable them to optimize efficiency and break the cost curve. VesselMan will add new, valuable innovation and collaboration to our ecosystem, and their applications will go hand in hand with the segment of applications for the maritime industry on Kognifai.”
Matthew Robert Cagienard Duke, VP Digital Platform at Kongsberg Digital points out that dry-docking and retro-fitting constitute a considerable part of the expense for a typical shipper, and that any tool that can disrupt that and help both shippers and shipyards with a more efficient process is very important.
“In KONGSBERG, we believe that having an open digital platform and an open ecosystem is essential for the customers’ benefit,” adds Duke. “VesselMan’s solution is an example of a product that we wanted to add to our digital platform because it can digitalize a difficult and paper-based process. Our platform will guarantee added support for the solution and make it available to many customers that we truly believe are going to benefit from using it.”
VesselMan’s cloud-based management system will now be made available on Kognifai where it will provide customers with new ways to cut costs, save time, and improve quality. Among other things, it facilitates defined planning processes, remote process monitoring, and online information sharing. Customers can use it on top of their existing systems from KONGSBERG and other partners on the Kognifai platform and be certain of operational execution of their defined procedures and HSEQ requirements.
For further information, please contact:
Matthew Duke, VP Digital Platform, Kongsberg Digital, tel. +47 481 92 196, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stig Linna, CEO, VesselMan AS, tel. +47 900 63 658, email@example.com
VesselMan enables new digital processes that reduces costs and risks by ensuring everyone knows what to do, and how to do it. VesselMan helps ship owners and ship managers digitalize the management of vessels, including complex dry-docking, conversion and new building projects. VesselMan also provides modules for digital collaboration, ISM safety, assets management, and utilization of IoT and big data.
KONGSBERG (OSE-ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defense and aerospace. KONGSBERG has 7 200 employees located in more than 25 countries and total revenues of NOK 15.8 billion in 2016. Follow us on Twitter: @kongsbergasa.
This information is subject to disclosure requirements pursuant to §5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
The main problem today is that many of the most critical and costly operations is executed the same way that as it was done 25 years ago, managed by manual operations, complex excel spread sheets and time consuming tracking and reporting.
Dry-docking projects stands for a large portion of the total cost of operating a vessel and is a good candidate for digitalization in order to aim for better transparency and cost reduction!
Digital collaboration and cost reductions
VesselMan tracking and reporting module is developed in close collaboration with experienced Norwegian fleet managers and superintendents.
We believe that we in the near future will see Yards and contractors working directly into VesselMan in a digital collaboration process, where management will have a transparent and always updated view of status, and the Superintendents can focus more on quality and people instead of time consuming reporting!
Reporting to Management and stakeholders
Authorized users can use their notepads or browsers to get status-reports from on-going projects, always updated.
The data is based on actual status on jobs, invoices and purchase orders, without any magic excel operations! All the jobs are classified in a way that makes the management report reflect cost breakdown structures on main groups, cost activity codes and project codes.
Easy to track progress
The Superintendent operates an easy to use tracking app in order to update progress and keep track of costs. Variation orders and cancelled jobs are effectively managed. VesselMan will automatically produce status-reports and the final docking report based on the tracking, no more duplicate work!
All the remarks and reports produced during the docking are easily saved to each job and managed for later use.
VesselMan - The Fleet Managers Best Companion
Our mission is to be the fleet managers best companion.
We are delivering an easy to use management system that provides transparency, cost control and effective knowledge transfer in order to work smarter and become less people dependent.
We specialise in the management of repairs and dry-docking operations, lean collaboration projects and smart big data in order to manage your intelligent ships.
Digitalisation is about improved ways of work, closer partnership and self service operations. We have designed and developed a system that is specialised for the purpose and easily can be used together with your existing PMS system in order to improve:
Read more about VesselMan for dry-docking by clicking here.
We aim for reduced cost
We believe that digitalisation can help you work more effectively and reduce cost, save time and ease the stress of your superintendents.
Our aim is a cost reduction beyond 10% of your total repair budget.
How is that possible?
Due to the fact that digitalisation is about improved ways of work, closer partnership and self service operations, we have designed and developed a system that is specialised for the purpose and easily can be used together with your existing PMS system.
From a cost saving perspective we would like to discuss target areas and potential savings / improvements from initiatives like;
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Stig Linna is the founder of Kaizit and VesselMan.