ShipNet has launched its new Dry-Docking Software. Built with insights and requirements from some of the company’s major customers, the Dry-Docking Solution is the latest addition to ShipNet’s portfolio of Fleet Management Solutions made up of Technical XE, Safety XE, and Procurement XE, connected as part of the ShipNetONE Platform.
With no upfront installation required, the solution is a SAAS offering and a web-based application allowing you to start utilizing its benefits immediately.
Dry-Dock Projects and challenges faced by Fleet & Technical Managers
Each ship in service has to comply with a regular maintenance process called “Dry-Docking,” a standard periodic overhauling process founded primarily because of the extraordinary nature of a ships’ environment, which is underwater operations. Dry-docking can cost hundreds of thousands of U.S. dollars (sometimes millions) to maintain a vessel in a standardized working condition.
Without an integrated project management solution, Fleet Management, Technical Teams, and related purchasing departments resort to make-do tools (such as word, excel, or disconnected third-party applications). These disconnected methods only add and increase the administrative burden to an already time & cost-sensitive project. It becomes impossible for Project Teams to plan, manage, deliver, and report for a dry-dock project on time and budget.
The associated costs place ever-increasing pressure on Fleet and Technical Managers of a vessel to ensure that such projects are planned for and executed on time and budget while attempting to minimize the negative impact of a ship being off-hire for that period.
How will the ShipNet Solution help overcome these Dry-Dock challenges?
ShipNet’s Dry-Docking Software is the latest state of the art planning and project management solution for Technical Managers, Fleet Managers, and Superintendents related to any projects that involve the handling of Technical Specifications.
The user-friendly solution captures all the necessary information and follows the process of planning for and executing complex projects such as dry-docking and repairs.
Whether it’s preparing specifications or managing shipyard quotations or making progress on associated jobs, you have all the necessary tools to manage your project operations and costs efficiently.
ShipNet Product Director, Basujit Chakravarty, who oversaw the project, commented:
“Before joining ShipNet to help evolve our product and service offerings to shipping companies, I was a seafarer sailing as a dual officer onboard ships where I had been involved in multiple dry-docking projects throughout my sailing career. Additionally, I had also been involved in multiple dry-docks as a vessel owner. I am excited to be a part of this product launch, where the team has performed a tremendous task in such a short timeframe, in creating our first Dry-Docking solution that aims to address the most common challenges faced in the industry today.”
Basujit commented further on how having an integrated dry-docking solution would have impacted his time as a seafarer.
“I wish I had such a solution when I was sailing as it would have saved me exponential amounts of time, especially in providing or consolidating updates, creating shareable reports among managers and owners, or just keeping track of what is happening day-to-day at the yard.”
ShipNet CEO Aden Hopkins also commented on the release of the solution:
“ShipNet is a leading maritime software provider, having built technology solutions for our shipping customers for 30 years. Our teams continue to work tirelessly with our customers in developing new products, and this product is a culmination of such feedback from some of our largest customers.“
Aden further commented on the modern architecture of the solution.
“The release of our new Dry-Docking Software is incredibly exciting because the process of putting a ship through a dry-dock requires collaboration, from multiple stakeholders, across different disciplines. This SAAS, web-based solution, built on modern architecture, designed to integrate with any existing fleet management platforms, enables our customers to become experts in marshaling data and maximizing productivity, quickly and accurately, with its near-zero learning curve.“
Using ShipNet solution, Fleet & Technical Management teams can:
- Easily create & manage specifications.
- Generate specification reports directly, including attachments
- Save time by up to 50% on new dry-docking projects using our predefined project templates, removing the need to repeat similar specifications.
- Bring in work orders and purchase orders into the specification overview through integrations with planned maintenance and procurement solutions.
- Gain a clear overview of all project costs and manage them accordingly.
- Actively ensure progress updates during the execution of specifications.
- Run and keep track of project meetings during execution at the yard to keep on top of the activities and their scheduling.
ShipNet’s Dry-Docking Solution
ShipNet’s Dry-Docking Solution is available as a multi-tenant SaaS solution, making it accessible in any browser. Built using the latest development architecture, the solution’s foundations have paved the way for an evolving roadmap to provide regular updates & new features. “Your project management teams can hit the ground running as the solution requires minimal implementation & training,” the companny stated.
Completely integrated with the ShipNetONE Technical and Procurement XE solutions means you’re ready to go as no interfaces or transfer of data are required, enabling you to maximize your existing ShipNet Planned Maintenance and Procurement data.
“But suppose you are NOT an existing ShipNet Technical or Procurement customer? In that case, we still have you covered as we can interface with any third-party Planned Maintenance or Procurement solution using our back-end APIs. So, your Project teams can always make the most of your existing external system data in your projects,” the company stated.
Sea News, September 17