LR ties up with Hanseaticsoft

Mar 09 2018

Lloyd’s Register has teamed up with Hamburg-based maritime software provider, Hanseaticsoft.

Hanseaticsoft’s cloud-based shipmanagement software, cloud fleet manager,has been developed to bring efficiency to shipping companies’ process management, delivering  teamwork worldwide, digitalisation of vessel audits in real-time on tablet or smartphone and intuitive handling of all applications. 


The shipping sector is subject to complex process management with numerous tasks arising both onshore and on board vessels with multiple team involvement. Shipping companies are often confronted with the problem that information doesn’t exist uniformly or is incomplete.


This leads to even simple information processes taking up a lot of valuable time. Employees of shipping companies, external agencies and seafarers need to work in an inter-connected way to exchange data in real-time enabling the management of all processes efficiently and reliably, LR said.


By offering a single, web-based source of information for all employees, as well as the seafarers and external partners, cloud fleet manager not only ensures that everybody can work on reliable and consistent data but also extra work like the requesting and forwarding of information can be drastically reduced.


The software suite comprises more than 25 applications, among others - purchase, inspections & audits, schedule & agents, crewing, charter, risk assessment and maintenance.


The system centralises data and makes it available for all involved parties in their browser, regardless of time or location. The interface of the cloud-based solution is designed to be easy-to-use and can be handled intuitively by every employee. Distinctive icons and colour coding support the design and help to flag urgent actions and to set priorities.


Alexander Buchmann, Hanseaticsoft managing director, said: “The cloud is being embraced by some of the world’s leading shipping companies who are taking advantage of increasingly affordable and accessible cloud platforms to implement smarter, faster and more effective processes. Having up-to-date and reliable information available in real time supports better decision making, helps companies reduce costs, increases the return on investment and drives economies of scale from a single ship to the fleet.


“Often for the first time, shipping company employees, external agencies and crews at sea can work collaboratively and share up-to-date, critical business information and manage all their processes in an efficient, accurate and reliable way. The technological revolution within the shipping industry is already underway for these early adopters. It’s expected that more companies will follow their lead over the next few years in a bid to gain competitive edge and ensure their long-term survival and profitability,” he said.


David Barrow, LR’s director, innovation, marketing and sales, marine and offshore, said: “We will be working closely with Hanseaticsoft this year to support our clients on their digital journey. Hanseaticsoft is one of the major players in the industry offering innovative technology solutions and fresh perspectives that significantly improve business performance and we are pleased to be able to offer their services to our clients.”


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