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Hapag-Lloyd to digitise fleet with IT management platform

Hapag-Lloyd has signed a contract with the Danish engineering and software company Logimatic to implement maritime fleet management software, called SERTICA, on more than 70 large container ships.

SERTICA will replace several existing fleet management systems at the German shipping company as part of a digital transformation and centralisation.

According to a statement, the goal of Hapag-Lloyd is to provide a common technical fleet management system for its fleets both in Hamburg and Dubai.

SERTICA is a technical management system that streamlines internal processes with focus on maintenance, procurement, Health, safety, quality and environment and performance, according to Logimatic, which claims that shipping companies can achieve "optimised performance, increased transparency, improved communication and data management between the main office and vessels."

With a shared fleet management software platform across two fleets, the company expects "to increase efficiency and reduce costs," said Jan Rüsch, business project manager at Hapag-Lloyd who went on to add, "We aim to achieve a higher degree of transparency, lean approval processes and a fast order process."

Claus Krogholm Pedersen, senior project manager from Logimatic who will be responsible for the implementation of SERTICA, explains "With one single data entry for the crew onboard the vessels, Hapag-Lloyd will see a decrease in duplicates and an increase of transparency for spare parts and materials ordered by the vessels."

When Hapag-Lloyd decided to invest in a modern and Internet of Things (IoT) ready software platform for both ship and shore operations, it was important to find a system that is easy to use for the crew, according to a company announcement.

"We have chosen a user-friendly and flexible system with a nice reporting functionality. Our investment is, however, larger than just a new software as we plan to optimise our internal processes," Jan Rüsch noted.

Despite the global pandemic, the entire process was managed and conducted in a safe manner with online presentations, test scenarios, workshops and contract negotiations.

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