Hapag-Lloyd is to boost efficiency with a new centralised fleet management system
Logimatic signed a contract with Hapag-Lloyd to implement SERTICA on more than 70 of the German container line’s vessels. A press release explained the goal is to provide a common technical fleet management system for its fleets both in Hamburg and Dubai. SERTICA will replace several existing fleet management systems at Hapag-Lloyd as part of a digital transformation and centralisation aim.
Hapag-Lloyd business project manager Jan Rüsch said “With a smooth transition to a shared fleet management software platform across two fleets, we expect to increase efficiency and reduce costs. We aim to achieve a higher degree of transparency, lean approval processes and a fast order process.”
Logimatic senior project manager Claus Krogholm Pedersen, who will be responsible for implementing SERTICA, said “With one single data entry for the crew on board 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 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.
Mr Rüsch said “We have chosen a user-friendly and flexible system with a nice reporting functionality. Our investment is, however, larger than just new software as we plan to optimise our internal processes. To achieve this, we need support from a partner who possesses the necessary maritime knowledge – this partner is Logimatic.”
Despite the global pandemic, the process was managed and conducted in a safe manner with online presentations, test scenarios, workshops and contract negotiations.
Hapag-Lloyd revealed in February it will use nearly US$1Bn in ‘green loan’ financing to build six 23,500- TEU+ box ships.
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