Qatari OSV owner Doha Marine Services (DMS) will launch a ‘pay-as-you-go’ pricing model in January 2021 that allows vessel charterers to buy offshore solutions on a ‘supply on demand’ basis
DMS says the new “Supply on Demand” service will allow customers to be in full control of their cargo movement, from the point of booking through to post-transit analysis. The service will be underpinned by a digital dashboard, allowing charterers to create bookings, track cargo and monitor or adapt routes to reduce costs.
“Our industry’s historical vessel pricing model and market demand do not match in 2020,” said DMS general manager Gerben Nijboer.
“DMS has recognised a gap in the market for the more tailored service that ’supply on demand’ provides, allowing operators to pay for only what they need. Sustainable costs savings and efficiency gains can be achieved for our customers by better utilisation of vessel space, improved route planning and reduced fuel consumption. Our new model allows for optimisation of these variables in real-time,” added Mr Nijboer.
The service will kick off with vessels moving cargo to Qatar’s North and East fields. DMS said the number of vessels would adjust to customers’ operational needs. “Vessels will meet the clients’ marine assurance requirements and only vessels approved by our customers will be applied in the service offering,” said Mr Nijboer.
“DMS is continuously working towards transforming the offshore industry’s business model from that of a vessel owner to a value-added service provider. Transformative solutions like ‘supply on demand’ are the one way that the offshore sector can improve. With digital solutions at the heart of this transformation, such solutions must be adopted by the industry at large,” he concluded.