China’s Sinochem International Logistics, a leading chemical tanker owner and operator with 80 vessels, is implementing DNV GL’s data smart fleet management system ShipManager on the entire fleet, optimizing operations and improving performance and efficiency.
The contract was signed in April at the opening of DNV GL’s newbuilt near-zero-emission Green Office Centre in Shanghai, with the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in attendance, in addition to two of her cabinet members.
DNV GL - Software CEO Are Føllesdal Tjønn and Sinochem International Logistics Vice General Manager Zhang Xin signed the contract at the ceremony. “We are proud to be partnering with Sinochem, an innovative and growing shipping company in Asia,” said Tjønn. “This is yet another sign of DNV GL and ShipManager’s strong growth, both in China but also in the tanker segment.”
Sinochem shipping operates its vessels from subsidiary Aoxing Shipmanagement offices in Shanghai, Singapore and Japan. Sinochem will now benefit from a standardized and integrated system for operating a growing global fleet. The shipping company had previously been relying on internally developed systems.
“As an international player in shipping, we require a global fleet management system to manage vessels in a differentiated, best-in-class manner, ensuring that all functional areas are integrated,” says Zhang. “Our business relies highly on a flexible, intelligent and standardized fleet management system. Therefore, we have decided to launch the project to work closely with DNV GL. Together we will implement ShipManager to meet all our current and future requirements,” he says.
Fleet management solution
The ShipManager fleet management solution including the Technical, Procurement, Crewing, QHSE and Analyzer modules, supports vessels and fleets in all technical, operational and compliance aspects. ShipManager Analyzer is a powerful business intelligence solution for fleetwide KPI analysis that automatically extracts data from the underlying modules, enables automated reporting and gives unique operational insight for qualified decisions, improvement measures and cost savings. ShipManager is being developed to include Chinese language capabilities, which will further strengthen the product for the Asian market.
In addition, Sinochem will use DNV GL’s Navigator Insight, an MRV-ready reporting solution covering operational needs. Navigator Insight feeds data to different stakeholders in addition to the ECO Insight fleet performance portal.
Sinochem International Logistics shipping business is a world-leading chemical ship operator, operating nearly 80 vessels from Shanghai, Singapore and Japan. The fleet consist of MIO I/II/III tankers ranging from 2700 to 45,000-ton deadweight capacity for liquid chemicals, with a total controlling capacity of over 1.4 million tons. Sinochem International Logistics ships bulk liquid chemicals, hazardous liquid chemicals, acids, oil products, cooking oil, animal and vegetable oils and other specialty chemicals. Sinochem International Logistics is the only qualified ship owner in China for high-end chemicals such as toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI).