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.