German shipowner opts for DNV GL software

MARCH 6, 2014 — Bremen, Germany, headquartered shipowner Harren & Partner will implement the DNV GL business intelligence software systems ShipManager Analyzer and ShipManager QHSE for its entire fleet of 52 vessels, including the heavy lift carrier Palanpur pictured left.

The 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.

DNV GL won the tender after Harren & Partner conducted an in-depth review of available software on the market.

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. Jacek Hausler, Harren & Partner's Director of Quality and Safety"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."

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, 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.