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Archives for January 2021

Fighting Climate Change: GEODIS among companies evaluated by CDP and ranked as “leaders”

For the second consecutive year, CDP has awarded global logistics provider GEODIS, the score of A- which is associated with companies who are environmental leaders. This result highlights in particular its approach to integrating its suppliers in its actions aimed at imposing stricter CO2 emissions standards for vehicles at the European Union level. For ten years now, the Group has pursued its goal of reducing the impact of its activities on the environment and fighting climate change.

Caption: Delivery for the last kilometre in Paris by electric truck, by the GEODIS Distribution & Express team

Evaluated every year since 2014, GEODIS has been awarded an A- score by CDP, an international not-for-profit charity, whose mission is to encourage companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Only 14% of the 5,800 companies assessed by CDP worldwide in 2020 received an equivalent or higher rating.

“At GEODIS, we are convinced that our success resides as much with controlling our environmental, social and societal impact as it does in our economic performance. For this reason, GEODIS implemented an exemplary corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy ten years ago. To put our convictions into practice, we act on what we can do directly to reduce our environmental impact while also working with others in the sector, particularly with our suppliers and customers” states Marie-Christine Lombard, GEODIS Chief Executive Officer.

“The CDP A- score is an indication of GEODIS’ transparency with regard to greenhouse gas emissions and the robust, exhaustive analysis that we carry out in order to identify, mitigate and manage environmental risks with our suppliers. It is also the reflection of GEODIS’ commitment to the decarbonation of road transport in the European Union” adds Cécile Bray, GEODIS’ CSR Director. In 2020, GEODIS was involved in the creation of the ECTA (European Clean Trucking Alliance)[1]. The Group also works with various institutions to support the development of low-emission vehicles.

GEODIS is determined to become a major player in decarbonation.

GEODIS’ CSR policy is led at the highest level of the organisation and includes continuous monitoring of key international standard indicators as well as regular external evaluations. This approach contributes to the objectives of the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development programme[2].

The GEODIS OXYGEN programme is structured around three areas of improvement:

  • Measuring 
  • Avoiding and reducing emissions
  • Creating partnerships and recommending solutions

It is deployed at every level of the organisation with tailored action plans adapted to each entity.

More information on GEODIS’ CSR policy: https://geodis.com/corporate-social-responsibility

[1] https://clean-trucking.eu/

[2] https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

TT Club offering evermore tailored service with additional underwriting resource in the Benelux Region

Leading international freight and logistics insurer, TT Club is pleased to announce Marcus Kuling’s appointment as a specialist underwriter in the Benelux region.  The thirty-year marine and transport insurance veteran will be based in Rotterdam as part of the Thomas Miller BV team and solely dedicated to servicing the TT Clubʹs European Membership.  

Rotterdam & London, 20th January, 2021

The appointment both underlines TT’s commitment to provide superior service to Members in the Benelux region and wider European markets and promoting business growth in an area that is key to European freight and logistics corridors. Marcus will underwrite TT Club risks as part of the Thomas Miller team based in the Netherlands.

Marcus has crucial local knowledge and much experience in marine insurance from working as both a broker and underwriter in the Netherlands throughout his career, with companies that include AON, AEGON, Generali and Amlin.  In servicing the European TT Club Membership, his role will be to uphold the very best standards of service the Club’s Members know and expect, continuing to forge ever closer and enduring relations while bringing his skills and experience to bear in building the Membership across the Benelux region.

In welcoming Marcus to his new position, Mark Argentieri, TT’s Regional Director, EMEA highlighted, “Both the Netherlands and Belgium are major gateways to Europe with an extensive port and logistics industry. It is fantastic to bring ever more bespoke and local service to our Members by having a presence on the ground in Rotterdam through Marcus. The Benelux region is one of real importance for the Club, which Marcus will be ideally placed to offer on the ground support. 

About TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. TT Club’s primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure. Founded in 1968, the Club has more than 1100 Members, spanning container owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. TT Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. It retains more than 93% of its Members with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more.

CEO Message for CDP2020 “A List” award ― Earning Highest Rating “A” for Five Consecutive Years―

On January 14, CDP2020 “A List” award, hosted by CDP Worldwide-Japan, was held online and Yukikazu Myochin, President & CEO of “K” LINE delivered message as one of the ”A List” companies in the event.

The video message is posted on “K” LINE’s YouTube channel.

“K” LINE YouTube channel  https://youtu.be/OCvR7AL8KPI

“K” LINE corporate website  https://www.kline.co.jp/en/index.html  *click top banner

“K” LINE was selected as ”A List 2020”, the top rating, on climate change from CDP, which is a non-profit global organization (NGO) engaging in activities for realizing sustainable economy, on December 8, 2020. 53 Japanese companies were in the list and only 4 companies were selected for more than five consecutive years.

“Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” is certified for innovative technology

~ First “Innovation Endorsement” for Products & Solutions accredited by ClassNK ~

“Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”, jointly developed by ”K” LINE and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, obtained the first certification of “Innovation Endorsement” (*1) for Products & Solutions which ClassNK newly launched certification program for innovative technology.

Since the system released 2016, it has been installed on about 140 vessels including chartered vessels. We are utilizing variety of applications with operation data that automatically sent to shore from vessels for detection of abnormalities with live data monitoring, performance analysis to maintain and manage fuel efficiency, and optimum navigation support to maintain safe and economical routing.

ClassNK verified system configuration and functions from many perspectives, “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” was authenticated as innovative solution utilizing digital technology.

We have been accumulated many kinds of ship’s operation data from 2001 when developed electric ABLOG system (*2). We will continue to promote innovative activities such as engine plant fault diagnosis with our big ship’s data and the latest digital technology.

Through these efforts, “K” LINE will continue to improve our safe and environment-friendly operation on all our fleets.

(*1) “Innovation Endorsement” is a certification service by third party for innovative technology which ClassNK launched in July 2020. It is to certify the worth and possibility of advanced technology with digital transformation to stakeholders, to achieve issues like safety improvement or environmental conservation, and continuously development.

(*2) Abbreviation of the Abstract log which is important record of voyage to know situation of vessel navigation. It includes navigation data such as vessel position, distance for next port, average speed, weather condition, and bunker consumption, etc.

Related Links

Please see below links for related news releases.

2016/06/28 Joint development project of “K-IMS”; Integrated vessel operation and performance management system

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/other/other3295047094663452046.html

2017/10/10  Installation of “KAWASAKI Integrated Maritime Solutions Navigating System” to

operated/managed vessels

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/other/other-7407457734171039514.html

2019/12/04  Completed Additional Development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/other/20191204EN/main/0/link/20191204EN.pdf

2021/01/05 Expanding “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” to chartered vessels

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/other/other-5620095637992119501/main/0/link/210105EN.pdf

GEODIS expands and renames its specialist Project Logistics business

Leading logistics services provider GEODIS is widening its range of worldwide project logistics services. At the same time, GEODIS is positioning this specialized offer with a new name in the market, changing from GEODIS Industrial Projects to GEODIS Project Logistics.

The name change reflects the more diversified service portfolio of GEODIS in this sector which now goes beyond serving the industrial segment. In addition to GEODIS’ growing activity in the Renewable Energy market, as well as the company’s evolving offer for the Oil & Gas industry, GEODIS is integrating its Aid & Relief business as well as its Marine Logistics teams into the expanded project logistics organization.

GEODIS Project Logistics represents the full spectrum of services we offer today”, said Luke Mace, Senior Vice President Project Logistics at GEODIS. “While the logistical challenges of each sector can be very different, all have very important requirements in common: expertise in handling, attention to detail and quality of service. Such are the foundations of GEODIS Project Logistics. Our clients can have confidence that our diversification will strengthen our services through extended expertise, a continuous drive for innovation and our high standard for safety and compliance.”

GEODIS Project Logistics is offered in over 30 countries. 550 project logistics specialists worldwide operate in the sectors of Oil & Gas, Renewables, Rail, Nuclear, Mining, Power, Infrastructure, Petrochemical Production and Refining, Aid & Relief, Marine Logistics and Governmental Services.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

Harren & Partner adds jack-up vessel Wind Lift I to its fleet and launches SAL Renewables

Bremen, 13 January 2021

The offshore renewables sector is about to meet a new contender in the rapidly expanding market for offshore wind. With Harren & Partner’s addition of the versatile jack-up vessel Wind Lift I to its fleet, SAL Renewables launches as a specialised provider for offshore wind services and installation with a strong asset in its portfolio. Born as a sister company to the renowned heavy lift shipping company SAL Heavy Lift, this new specialised entity focuses on the offshore maintenance and installation of wind turbines and their corresponding components.

The Harren & Partner Group is as busy as ever with its work in the global wind energy sector. Already an established and preferred logistics provider to contractors and turbine manufacturers in the offshore wind sector, SAL is taking another significant step in expanding its footprint in the field of renewables. Today, SAL Renewables opens its doors as a supplier of specialised vessels as well as maintenance and installation solutions to the offshore wind industry.

SAL Renewables proudly launches with a specialised vessel in its fleet: the Wind Lift I – a 2010-built dynamic positioning (DP) jack-up crane vessel ideally suited for offshore wind maintenance projects as well as the installation of wind turbine parts. With a 500 t capacity, high outreach offshore crane and a fully equipped accommodation block for up to 50 people, this highly versatile asset also has a strong track record.

Wind Lift I represents an important enhancement of our fleet. It extends our scope of action to provide our customers with comprehensive, yet customised solutions,” says Heiko Felderhoff, Managing Director of SAL Renewables. “Wind Lift I is a highly adaptable vessel. There are only few things that it can’t do, it’s kind of like a Swiss army knife. This asset makes for a great start for our new venture with SAL Renewables.”

Matthieu Moerman, Head of Projects at SAL Renewables, adds: “Megawatts capacity of wind parks keep increasing and old wind parks will need to be renewed with new turbines or decommissioned. With Wind Lift I we are not only targeting the installation and maintenance market but also decommissioning and upgrading of old existing wind parks.”

The Wind Lift I was recently deployed by SAL for a hydraulic hammer test as part of an offshore wind project in the North Sea. Despite for the season’s unpredictable weather patterns, the vessel managed the job perfectly.

In addition to Wind Lift I, SAL Renewables also holds access to the offshore DP2 heavy lift ship Blue Giant.

SAL Renewables benefits from the years of wind experience in the group, and employs specialists with extensive expertise in the sector. SAL Renewables is not involved in any traditional heavy lift shipping operations, which are performed by SAL Heavy Lift as the transport and logistics arm. As such, SAL Renewables is a perfect complement to SAL’s existing services – providing comprehensive, complete maritime solution for the offshore wind industry.

Dr. Martin Harren, Managing Director of Harren & Partner, explains the strategy behind the founding of SAL Renewables and the acquisition of Wind Lift I: “Wind power has been a cornerstone of our business in the past few years, and we continue to see significant projects here. The world’s demand for energy is higher than ever before, and a major energy transition is currently underway. The projects resulting from this change are crucial to our business. SAL Renewables is a perfect supplement to our established logistics business, but also something new. By offering maintenance and component installation services predominantly for the wind turbines themselves, we are expanding our total service offerings to the global renewables market while also meeting the toughest individual demands and expectations in the offshore markets.”

SAL Renewables is based in Bremen – a convenient location to leverage the diverse and far-ranging resources within the Harren & Partner Group and SAL Heavy Lift.

About SAL Renewables

SAL Renewables is a sister company to the renowned heavy lift shipping company SAL Heavy Lift and a member of the Harren & Partner Group.

The company specialises in offshore maintenance and support services targeted towards the offshore wind sector.

Through its access to specialised, diverse and advanced offshore vessels with dynamic positioning and/or jack-up capabilities, SAL Renewables offers a wide range of expert, cost-efficient services – including vessel time chartering, specialised engineering solutions and complex project management services.

SAL Renewables meets the highest standards with regard to quality, technical innovation, health, safety and environment. SAL’s large network of sales offices and exclusive agents across more than 20 countries ensures our strong global outreach. SAL has a green perspective, is committed to building a greener tomorrow through its services and technical innovations.

“GEODIS City Delivery” for even faster urban deliveries

With its new digital platform, GEODIS enables retailers to deliver goods such as fashion items, health and personal care and high-tech merchandise directly to US consumers from the closest retail store in just a few hours thanks to a combined delivery network of traditional carriers and private individuals.

“We wanted to have our own technology, based on our expertise in transport and logistics, to support the deployment of new services for even faster urban delivery. This technology utilizes already existent resources and helps to relieve congestion in urban centers. With this new platform, GEODIS can roll out a new distribution network in an extremely agile manner, anywhere in the world and very quickly,” says Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS.

A digital application and control center to ensure real-time tracking

GEODIS has developed its own digital platform. Incorporated in it is a driver mobile application called GEODIS Zipline for the dedicated use within its partners network and for individuals providing the local delivery services.

Order tracing is a priority for retailers and the consumer. Both are looking for reliable advice on an individual package’s predicted delivery time.  GEODIS Zipline provides such visibility and closely monitors all deliveries via a centralized web application, supporting both clients and drivers with real time data.

Individuals, selected according to a rigorous process, may choose to take countless deliveries throughout the day, or simply choose deliveries that align with their own daily commute. Drivers have visibility to see a live map with available orders in their area, and then independently select those they prefer. Drivers may chat with the support center through a messaging service embedded within the GEODIS Zipline driver app.

“This powerful mobile technology provides each driver with a central point of communication, a benefit that makes the opportunity to work with GEODIS highly attractive”, points out Gina Anderson, Vice President of Solutions & Growth of the Supply Chain Optimization line of business of GEODIS. “Beyond the freshness of crowdsourced delivery, our technology allows us to offer our customers, particularly retailers and e-merchants, an innovative logistics solution that draws simultaneously on all the transport capacities available in the market,” says Anderson.

GEODIS Zipline has already helped manage thousands of deliveries each week by companies across the US.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

Dachser organises vaccine logistics in Berlin

Logistics provider to manage warehousing of vaccine cool boxes and their distribution to vaccination centres, hospital pharmacies, and mobile vaccination teams.

Kempten, Berlin – With Covid-19 vaccinations starting in Germany, Dachser is stepping up to organise vaccine logistics in the German capital on behalf of the Berlin Senate.

Working on behalf of the Berlin Senate, Dachser will manage the vaccine supplies upon their delivery to the central vaccine warehouse. It will also undertake daily quality-assured deliveries to Berlin’s six vaccination centres, eleven hospital pharmacies, and up to sixty mobile vaccination teams. The requisite vaccine equipment will be supplied from a warehouse operated by the logistics provider.

“We’ve been working in close collaboration with the Berlin Senate since July this year to store personal protective equipment and rapid coronavirus tests and distribute these to healthcare facilities in the city,” says Olaf Schmidt, General Manager of Dachser’s Berlin-Brandenburg logistics centre in Schönefeld. “We’re pleased to be providing our logistics expertise to support this supply chain that is so important for society.”


About Dachser

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, provides transport logistics, warehousing, and customised services in two business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter consists of two business lines: Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s range. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 31,000 employees at 393 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.7 billion in 2019. That same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80.6 million shipments weighing 41.0 million metric tons. Country organisations represent Dachser in 44 countries. 

For more information about Dachser, please visit www.dachser.com

Shippers urged to take more responsibility for supply chain safety

International freight transport and logistics insurer TT Club wants cargo owners to be more aware of safety issues arising from poorly packed containers and misdeclared goods. Urging them to make good practice in the supply chain part of their ESG (environmental, social and governance) policies

London, 6th January 2021

TT Club’s analyses consistently indicate that two thirds of incidents related to cargo damage are caused or exacerbated by poor practices at the time of packing goods into a freight container. Such supply chain malpractice results in multi-million dollar losses, including tragic containership fires with loss of seafarers lives and significant delays. Extrapolating known figures, all such incidents are estimated to result in economic losses exceeding USD6 billion per year.

Cargo interests, whether retailers, manufacturers, traders, exporters and particularly importers, which rely so heavily on the global supply chains that transit thousands of miles of ocean and land transport need to take responsibility to ensure the risks are mitigated.

“The dangers are not just restricted to chemical cargoes, such as those used in paints, cosmetics, cleaning products, fertilisers, weedkillers and aerosols of all types. A wide variety of consumer goods, as well as components used in the manufacture of industrial products, domestics white goods and automobiles, if incorrectly handled in transit can cause major disasters,” comments Michael Yarwood, Managing Director, Loss Prevention at TT Club.

“The list is long and often surprising – BBQ charcoal, battery powered electronic devices, fireworks, hand sanitizer, wool, cotton, vegetable fibres, marble, granite and other building materials, fishmeal, seed cake and many more. Those involved in sourcing, importing, storing, supplying or selling such commodities should ensure their procurement and logistics standards are of the highest level.”

Sustainability and environmental impacts are subjects that are constantly in the public eye and there is an ever-heightened sense of urgency to act responsibly to reduce waste and the carbon footprint. However, the risks of supply chain dereliction frequently go unnoticed. Yet, mishandling of cargoes can result in unacceptable danger to those employed in their movement, to the environment, the general public, and not insignificantly to brand reputations.

And the concerns extend far beyond awareness of commodity-specific risks. Packaging and dunnaging already need to comply with safety and environmental standards, but there are increasing demands around recyclable and biodegradable materials. Furthermore, international attention is being directed urgently at phytosanitary risks – the avoidance of visible pest contamination in the movement of freight. Since not every responsible actor will physically see the potential contaminants, it is a matter of considering the origin of the goods being sourced, the location for packing, the season and biology of pests (when eggs or seeds are most likely), the compliance of the required packaging and the prevailing conditions at the time of packing the container(s).

As CSR (corporate social responsibility) and ESG policies come under increasing scrutiny, those entities that profit from the efficiencies and opportunities of the global and regional supply chains need now to be confident that those acting on their behalf in preparing, packaging, packing and dispatching their goods are doing so in accordance with industry standards, and within the applicable regulatory frameworks.

“So, what are ‘industry standards’? The simple answer is the Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code),” advises Yarwood. “This is a joint publication of IMO[1], ILO[2] and UNECE[3]. It provides comprehensive information on all aspects of packing and securing of cargo in freight containers and other transport units across all sea and land transport modes. The Code guides not only those responsible for packing and securing cargo, but also those who receive and unpack the goods. It also addresses the vital issue of correct description and declaration of the goods, including any specific information about the treatment of dangerous goods.”

The full CTU Code is most comprehensive, but for those wishing to navigate it for guidance on their particular function or commodity, it might appear a little complex, especially for those unfamiliar with the processes. TT Club has therefore, along with its fellow partners in the Cargo Integrity Group*, compiled a ‘Quick Guide’ to the Code. This includes a Checklist of actions and responsibilities for those packing cargoes in freight containers specifically. The aim is to make the Code accessible to as many operatives as possible, encouraging them to adhere to the good practices that it specifies.

The complexity of supply chain relationships across the globe makes it no easy task to achieve material change in behaviour and practice. It is recognised that beneficial cargo owners, and in particular buyers and retailers, often hold an influential position in the supply chain and can exercise control on the way that specifications and contracts are drawn up between entities. They are regarded as vital in disseminating good practice information and insisting on compliance by those suppliers of goods and services who they employ either directly or indirectly.

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) represents the interests of cargo owners in international supply chains. James Hookham, Secretary General, recognises the crucial role cargo owners have in promoting high standards of safe and ecologically-responsible container packing, stating, “In addition to the serious health and safety risks already described, poorly packed containers can also cause damage to adjacent cargoes in the event of incident and have been a cause of major consequential losses for shippers. GSF played a leading role in the development of the advice in the CTU Code and contributed to the writing of the ‘Quick Guide’ and the Container Packing Checklist.”

Furthermore, combatting the inadvertent transfer of invasive plant and animal species via contaminated cargoes and shipping containers is now a major priority for many governments around the world anxious to protect vital economic and ecological industries in agriculture and natural resources. The CTU Code and the associated guidance material sets out practical steps that can be taken to minimise this real and serious threat to trading nations.

James Hookham concluded, “Insofar as these practices will help minimise the impact of cargo movements on the environment and on people that come into contact with them, they are a valid item for inclusion on the ESG agenda of all responsible businesses.”

[1] International Maritime Organization www.imo.org

[2] International Labour Organization www.ilo.org

[3] United Nations Economic Commission for Europe www.unece.org

* Container Owners Association (COA), the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) and the World Shipping Council (WSC).

ENDS

About TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. TT Club’s primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure. Founded in 1968, the Club has more than 1100 Members, spanning container owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. TT Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. It retains more than 93% of its Members with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more.

www.ttclub.com


[1] International Maritime Organization www.imo.org

[2] International Labour Organization www.ilo.org

[3] United Nations Economic Commission for Europe www.unece.org

Expanding “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” to chartered vessels

“K” Line have started the installation of the integrated ship operation and performance management system “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” on chartered vessels, whilst their owned ships are also being equipped.

This system, released in 2016, has so far been installed on about 140 vessels, mainly those owned by “K” Line. It has a variety of smartphone and PC applications that are used for early detection of abnormalities with live data monitoring, performance analysis to maintain and manage fuel efficiency, and optimum navigation support to maintain safe and economical routing.

In the future obtained big data and information will be shared not only with the operator but also the ship owner and ship manager through a common platform in the cloud and can be monitored with multiple eyes to accelerate elaborated vessel operation and management.

Through this expansion, “K” LINE will make a safe, environment-friendly, more solid and highly qualified operation on all their fleets.

Reference:

Please see below link for related news releases.

Announcement on June 28, 2016
Joint development project of “K-IMS”; Integrated vessel operation and performance management system

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/other/other3295047094663452046.html

Announcement on October 10, 2017
Installation of “KAWASAKI Integrated Maritime Solutions Navigating System” to operated/managed vessels

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/other/other-7407457734171039514.html

Announcement on December 4, 2019
Completed Additional Development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”

https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/other/20191204EN/main/0/link/20191204EN.pdf