2020 has been challenging, but it has also showed that our industry has turned quick and is more forward leaning then we expected
Summer holidays are fast approaching here in Norway and it is time to take stock of the first half of 2020.
At VesselMan, we started the year with fresh investor money and big plans for expanding our team and adding new modules to our software.Then COVID-19 struck, and optimism was replaced by uncertainty.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank new and existing customers for your support and we are looking forward to continuing this exciting journey together with you.
Wishing everyone a great summer holiday from all of us in VesselMan.
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Wednesday 12.08.2020 at 12:00 PM CTE (30 min session)
Wednesday 19.08.2020 at 12:00 PM CTE (30 min session)
Tuesday 25.08.2020 at 12:00 PM CTE (30 min session)
Lene Normann Olsen
The shipping industry is going through massive changes and challenges. Covid-19 has impacted the ship owners, where there is a accelerated push to move from manual processes to a digital and remote environment. Travel restrictions, closed ports and lock downs are preventing service personnel, technical support and crew to execute on their work and follow up their responsibilities.
Sam Chamber, which is the editor director of Asia Shipping Media, shared some interesting and insightful perspectives last month (Sam Chamber, 2020). Chamber is criticizing Reuters article (Jonathan Saul, 2020) where they indirectly is saying that remote work and virtual inspections is a waste of time, and will not lead to time savings at all. Sam Chamber add the following statement;
Entering Greece has been a huge milestone for VesselMan
GasLog Ltd is a leading global provider of LNG shipping services. They deliver natural gas that is helping the world transition to a lower carbon future.
“If you’re serious about shipping, you need to be in Greece. We are very proud and excited about expanding to Greece, and to work with a forward leaning company like GasLog Ltd. Being in the cloud is probably more important than ever before based on today's situation.”
- Glenn Edvardsen, CEO at VesselMan.
We are excited to announce a new client relationship with Altera.
Altera is a leading offshore services group, primarily focused on the ownership and operation of critical infrastructure assets in offshore oil regions of the North Sea, Brazil and the East Coast of Canada. The company is commitment to be at the forefront of sustainability.
“Here at VesselMan we are very excited that Altera is willing to develop solutions, business models and technology that will meet the changing demands of energy infrastructure in a rather conservative industry. We believe that an ambition like Altera’s is important in the times we are facing and we are very eager to get to work with them. Cloud-based solutions have never been more essential, and we look forward to assist Altera where we can.”
- Glenn Edvardsen, CEO at VesselMan
VesselMan is a cloud-based solution that provides a digital specification that is always available, based on best practice templates and flexible integration with 3rd party software.
BOURBON agrees to enter a pilot with VesselMan.
VesselMan is excited to announce a new client relationship with Bourbon. BOURBON operates in 47 countries, with a modern and standardised fleet of more than 483 vessels and 31 operating affiliates. The group is a leading service provider in the offshore oil and gas industry. The company headquarter is located in Marseille, France.
“At VesselMan we are very excited to implement our cloud-based solution for Bourbon. We are truly delighted to have been given this opportunity and we are thrilled to work with Bourbon. A milestone for us moving into the offshore market with VesselMan ” CEO Glenn Edvardsen
VesselMan is a professional cloud-based solution that provides a digital specification that is always available, based on best practice templates and flexible integration with 3rd party software.
Stove Shipping enters into collaboration with VesselMan.
VesselMan is proud and excited to announce that Stove Shipping has entered into an agreement to utilize the VesselMan platform for collaboration and management.
“We at Stove Shipping are looking forward to exploring the VesselMan’s functionalities and eager to apply the software to our processes. This way we can achieve lean collaboration across our department and the 3rd party ship management company, at the same time build structured processes when carrying out technical projects. By the use of VesselMan we can reduce the administrative efforts and contribute to having better control of cost, time and transparency when executing dry-docking projects” says Pål Gilde, Technical Fleet Manager, Stove Shipping.
Stove Shipping is a shipowning company focused on geared bulk carriers within the handysize, handymax and supramax segments. The vessels are built to the highest standards, by the world’s leading shipyards and are equipped to transport dry bulk commodities in addition to steel and forest products. The technical operations and crewing of the vessels are executed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management, Singapore.
“VesselMan is incredibly excited to announce our newest signing with Stove Shipping. They will be adapting our cloud-based Dry-Docking & Ship Repair solution, which is a modern way of managing technical operations and maintenance projects - we can’t wait to see what the future brings!” CEO, Glenn Edvardsen.
VesselMan is developed in partnership with forward-thinking ship-owners in order to reduce cost and off-hire periods, enhance accountability and become fewer people dependent. The application is easy to implement on top of your existing systems without any other IT sources needed, at a fraction of the traditional cost and time. All you need to run our application is a web browser.
We are extremely excited to collaborate with Stove Shipping and looking forward to prosperous future.
Grieg, Møkster Investment and Skagerak Maturo invests in VesselMan.
VesselMan continues to expand its international reach. Grieg, Møkster Investment, and Skagerak Maturo have announced they are investing in VesselMan, backing up their belief that the company will successfully be the leader in the digitalization of the shipping industry.
Since 2016, VesselMan has secured agreements with several leading shipping companies, including Wilhelmsen Ship Management, Transpetrol TP, Höegh LNG, PGS, Møkster Investment, Thomas W. Grieg and Skagerak Maturo. The latter companies recently joining the VesselMan team in August 2019.
“No other maritime sector company has such a unique cloud-based platform as that developed by VesselMan,” said Skagerak’s André Berg Edvardsen.
Track all meetings, assign and delegate tasks and follow up on project progress.
As a start-up it is important to stay on top of the technological needs and trends in the shipping market. Our product is forever evolving and adapting together with the key members of our customer base.
The last couple of months we have worked really hard both on the strategic side and on the product side of our business. This has resulted in some small and some larger changes.
Firstly, we have focused on improving the usability of our system. Secondly, we have a major focus on how the daily management of technical operations can be simplified using VesselMan. As you might have experienced in your line of work, is that there is a lot of emailing back and fourth between involved technical project members. It can become challenging to know where to find specific information you received from a supplier and what the latest agreement is and so on. Our response to this challenge is to keep all information regarding one project in one place. In VesselMan you can map out a standardized process, which will lay out the baseline for every project type you want to roll out, you can build your comprehensive specifications, add people (both external and internal) to the project, add documents in structured folders, compare yards and select the preferred one in one view, track work order and project plan progress, generate reports and keep an overview of the reporting history. In addition to all of this, you can now also track all meetings held and planned, assign and delegate tasks to team members or external parties and follow up on their progress.
It is a lot to take in, we know, but trust us, it will make your work and the work of your superintendents way easier if you implement the VesselMan digital collaboration platform to your everyday life.
Please enjoy our newest product features and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
NB! Big news ahead - stay tuned for more!
“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.”
We have the pleasure to announce that we have created the first version of the VesselMan Insight. It is a quarterly update from our side to let our customers know what we have been working on. This version summarizes the new features developed for Q1.