Kongsberg Digital and VesselMan have entered into a partnership agreement to provide VesselMan's cloud-based system, which digitalises ship management processes, as part of Kongsberg’s Kognifai platform.
The partnership aims to support maritime industry practices such dry-docking and retro-fitting through digitising and removing paper-based planning.
The open and collaborative digital platform will make these typically expensive processes cheaper and more efficient through planning, remote monitoring, and online information sharing.
Matthew Robert Cagienard Duke, VP Digital Platform at Kongsberg Digital, said: “In Kongsberg, we believe that having an open digital platform and an open ecosystem is essential for the customers’ benefit.
“VesselMan’s solution is an example of a product that we wanted to add to our digital platform because it can digitalize a difficult and paper-based process.
“Our platform will guarantee added support for the solution and make it available to many customers that we truly believe are going to benefit from using it.”
Stig Linna, CEO of VesselMan, said: “For us, it is very important to be part of a secure, scalable platform.
“As part of Kongsberg’s digital platform, we can concentrate on our core business and let Kongsberg handle scalability, security issues – and all the other important things that customers have to take into consideration with a global, cloud-based solutions.”
Jørn Seglem, SVP Digital Platform and Analytics at Kongsberg Digital, said: “VesselMan is the perfect match for both our ecosystem and Kognifai, our digital platform.
“One of the key aspects of our digital platform strategy is to bring innovation from third parties to our customers to enable them to optimize efficiency and break the cost curve.
“VesselMan will add new, valuable innovation and collaboration to our ecosystem, and their applications will go hand in hand with the segment of applications for the maritime industry on Kognifai.”
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