Qatar-based offshore support vessel (OSV) owner Doha Marine Services (DMS) reported a successful start to its supply-on-demand service and is now publishing its twice-weekly sailing schedule, with services sailing every Monday and Thursday
Launched in January 2021, the service allows vessel charterers to buy offshore services on a pay-as-you-go basis, avoiding the need for customers to enter into restrictive contracts with their offshore service providers.
The supply-on-demand system allows customers to control their cargo movement from booking to post-transit analysis. Customers receive a dashboard where they can create bookings, track cargo and monitor or adapt routes to reduce costs, and crucially, they are only charged for the cargo they transport.
DMS general manager Gerben Nijboer said “The supply-on-demand solution fills a gap in the market which allows operators to pay for only what they need. The model optimises efficiency through better utilisation of vessel space, improved route planning and reduced fuel consumption, all in real-time.”
“Transformative technology, like supply on demand, is a crucial way for the offshore sector to adapt to the realities of the changing environment we operate in. Digitalisation and consolidation of services must be adopted by the OSV industry to weather economic volatilities, create efficiencies, and provide value and oversight to our customers.”
Supply on demand began a pilot service in Qatar in January 2021, with vessels moving cargo to the North and East fields. The number of vessels included in the offering will increase in line with demand for the service, and as customers’ operational needs require. All vessels included in the service offering meet clients’ marine assurance requirements.
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