Hapag-Lloyd has signed a contract with Logimatic to implement the SERTICA system on 70 of the largest container ships in the world as part of its digital transformation.
In a statement, Logitmatic said Hapag-Lloyd had signed the deal to create a common technical fleet management for its fleets in Hamburg and Dubai.
Jan Rüsch, Business Project Manager at Hapag-Lloyd, said, “With an easy transition to a unified fleet management software across two fleets, we expect to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
“We strive to achieve a higher degree of transparency, optimal approval procedures and a fast procurement process.”
When Hapag-Lloyd decided to invest in a modern and IoT-ready software platform for both the head office and on board the ships, it was important to find a system that the crew is easy to use, Logimatic said.
“We have chosen a user-friendly and flexible system with good reporting capabilities,” Rusch explained.
“However, our investment is greater than just new software, as we also plan to optimize our internal processes.
“To achieve this, we need the support of a partner who possesses the necessary maritime knowledge and this partner is Logimatic.”
Despite the global pandemic, the whole process is managed and implemented in a secure way with online presentations, test scenarios, workshops and contract negotiations.
Hans Chr. Jensen, Head of Sales at Logimatic, also commented, “The fact that we all work from home was not a problem at all during this process.
“Hapag-Lloyd is a professional and modern shipping company that manages to continue their daily operations despite various restrictions. We have full confidence that this will be a very successful partnership.”
Hapag Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen recently said he expected the digitisation of the maritime industry to continue as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect trade and operations.