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Wah Kwong chooses DNV GL's ShipManager software

Wah Kwong chooses DNV GL's ShipManager software
Leading Hong Kong shipowner Wah Kwong has adopted DNV GL's ShipManager software to support its strategy of offering the highest standards of safety and quality of operations.

“We are entering into this project with the same aspirations we have with regards to everything we do in ship management,” said Tim Huxley, ceo Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings, explaining the decision to implement ShipManager. ”We aim to continually improve efficiency and safety and strive to be ‘best in class’ when it comes to operating our fleet. By streamlining our processes across all ship management functions, we will relieve the documentation burden, particularly for those at sea, whilst better monitoring and improved data quality will assist in all key decisions we make.”

In the face of increasing compliance requirements and a growing fleet, a new, integrated and professional fleet management software system is essential. The implementation of ShipManager will simplify and optimize the ship management by allowing extensive fleet-wide data collection and analysis.The success of the project ultimately lies with Wah Kwong's staff and crew, which will be the end users of the system. “Our choice of DNV GL’s ShipManager  system was in part driven by the fact that it is technically innovative, easy to learn and user-friendly,” said Huxley.

"We in DNV GL are very pleased to secure yet another ShipManager contract in Hong Kong,” said Are Føllesdal Tjønn, DNV GL md - Software. “This reinforces the success we are experiencing with ShipManager in the market in general but particularly in in Asia. Being the leading classification society and the leading provider of ship management software puts us in a unique position to serve the market with unparalleled products and services. We look forward to a successful implementation and continuing support of ShipManager with Wah Kwong."

The entire integrated ShipManager suite, comprising Technical Management, Drydocking, Procurement, Document Management, Risk Management, Safety Management Reporting, Crewing and BI / Fleet Analytics, will be implemented by Wah Kwong over the next 18 months. This decision comes after nearly 12 months of careful evaluation of more than 10 different fleet management systems.Wah Kwong is active in the bulk carrier, tanker and LPG segments, operating a current fleet of 26 vessels, with nine more newbuilds on the way.