06.03.2014 Simon Adams writes: German-based shipowner Harren & Partner will implement the DNV GL business intelligence software systems ShipManager Analyzer and ShipManager QHSE for its entire fleet of 52 vessels. Both innovative systems will enable Harren & Partner to extract data from operational systems and optimize management of its ships.
The first trial implementation for the two software systems is expected to be running in April. By mid-year the entire fleet will have ShipManager Analyzer and ShipManager QHSE installed, allowing the integrated solution to support the improved performance, efficiency and safety of Harren & Partner´s fleet of container feeder vessels, bulk and heavy lift carriers, tankers, multi-purpose carriers and dock ships, ranging from 4, 000 to 76, 000 tdw.
DNV GL won the tender after Harren & Partner conducted an in-depth review of available software on the market for its fleet, using sophisticated tools in order to evaluate the capabilities of all of the leading solutions.
Key reasons ShipManager software was chosen were flexibility, potential for further extensions and ease of use. “The software is designed by professionals for professionals in the shipping industry, ” says Capt. Hausler, Director of Quality and Safety at Harren & Partner Germany. “Both our companies work with compliance to higher safety standards and they are committed to quality. Quality and safety standards are about to become an important economic advantage in today’s shipping markets, ” he says.
The implementation may be expanded to include additional modules of DNV GL’s ShipManager portfolio. The eight ShipManager modules are: Analyzer, QHSE, Procurement, Finance, Hull, Projects, Technical and Crewing. “This is an open project, not a closed one, ” says Capt. Hausler.
“With Harren & Partner a very impressive company joins the fast-growing user community of DNV GL´s ShipManager platform, ” says Torsten Büssow, Director Maritime Software at DNV GL – Software. “It will help us to maintain our leading market position within maritime software, at the same time as we are constantly developing new and improved solutions for the future, ” he says.
About ShipManager Analyzer
ShipManager Analyzer is a business intelligence software system that extracts data from operational systems for tailor-made decision support. You can monitor KPIs, compare costs and performance of sister vessels, check budget status of your fleet, or look at cost developments or maintenance performance over time.
About ShipManager QHSE
ShipManager QHSE software provides quality and safety management support for documentation, audits, inspections, findings, incidents, certificates and safety tasks. ShipManager QHSE helps to reduce the administrative burden of relevant shipping industry regulations, such as ISM/ISPS, SOLAS, TMSA, classification rules, vetting inspections, or Port State Control. At the same time, it supports you regarding compliance with those rules and regulations
About Harren & Partner
Since 1989, when Peter Harren purchased the multi-purpose carrier “ORION III, ” the Bremen/Harren-based shipping group Harren & Partner has grown to a fleet comprising 52 vessels of between 4, 000 tdw and 76, 000 tdw from a wide variety of segments: tankers, container feeder vessels, bulk and heavy lift carriers as well as dock ships. As owner and ship management service provider, the group relies on its high quality and safety standards that are reflected in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 as well as OSHAS 18001 certification.
About DNV GL – Software
DNV GL is the world-leading provider of software for a safer, smarter and greener future in the energy, design and engineering, risk assessment, asset integrity and optimization, QHSE, and ship management. Our worldwide presence facilitates a strong customer focus and efficient sharing of industry best practice and standards.
About DNV GL
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16, 000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.