Maersk Line - the container division of Maersk - announced that it has started the implementation of DNV GL's ShipManager software, with pilot testing on five vessels.
The full software installation on Maersk's fleet of 250 vessels is scheduled for next year.
According to the software company's media statement, Maersk chose DNV GL's ShipManager among 26 other ship management software vendors worldwide. It added that the software will help to increase process efficiency, and improve access to, and analysis of information.
"The feedback we have received so far from Ebba Maersk, a 15,500 TEU Container Ship, has been very positive. The application is performing well, and the users have praised the application for its user-friendliness and the self-explanatory nature of the modules," said Sebastiaan Van den Wijngaert, Senior Project Manager at Maersk Line IT.
"ShipManager will replace nine applications we use currently with one integrated, easier to learn, user-friendly and technically up-to-date application. This will make the on-boarding of new people a lot easier," he added.
Maersk Line will be using six integrated ShipManager modules: Technical, Procurement, Project, Crewing, QHSE and Analyser. With ShipManager Analyser, it is possible to extract data from all of the modules for analysis, and provide fleet managers with transparency, the company said in a statement.
"The implementation of ShipManager on the pilot vessels is a major milestone in the project," said Are Føllesdal Tjønn, Managing Director at DNV GL Software. "We are very proud that our investments in our ship management software portfolio over the last five years stand up to the highest industry requirements."
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