Pacific Basin adopts DNV GL’s ShipManager

Pacific Basin, one of the world’s largest owners and operators of Handysize bulk carriers, will implement DNV GL’s ShipManager fleet management system on its owned fleet.

Pacific Basin adopts DNV GLs Shipmanager
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Pacific Basin will implement DNV GL’s ShipManager fleet management system on its owned fleet.

Pacific Basin adopts DNV GL’s ShipManager
The teams from Pacific Basin and DNV GL at the signing ceremony in Hong Kong

Pacific Basin, is one of the world’s largest owners and operators of Handysize bulk carriers, will implement DNV GL’s ShipManager fleet management system on its owned fleet within the next two years

Shipping companies often have various IT systems that cover different aspects of their operations, and therefore have challenges in aligning data input and output for efficient decision-making, reporting and ship-shore communication. The implementation of the ShipManager fleet management system in Pacific Basin will simplify and optimize their ship management, allowing extensive fleet-wide data collection, integration and analysis, thereby improving performance.

“With this strategic partnership, we are strengthening our technical and customer services capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. DNV GL’s value proposition is unique and we are positioned as a leading provider of fleet management software and services worldwide,” says Are Føllesdal Tjønn, Managing Director, DNV GL - Software.

“DNV GL has instilled confidence during our selection process and we look forward to developing a long term partnership and friendship during the implementation process,” adds Captain Jay K. Pillai, Fleet Director of Pacific Basin.

“Through in-depth discussions and workshops we demonstrated our domain expertise and how our software and best practice approaches can increase safety and improve operational efficiency,” says Torsten Kappel, Director of Operations for Maritime and Class solutions at DNV GL.

Pacific Basin will be using five integrated ShipManager modules:

  • Technical - planned maintenance system
  • Procurement - shipping procurement
  • Crewing - crew management system
  • QHSE - ship safey management system
  • Analyzer - fleet management reports

The modules will support Pacific Basin in generating dynamic OPEX (operational expenditure) reports and in monitoring KPIs. ShipManager Analyzer provides exceptional decision-making support, as it extracts data from all of the ShipManager modules for data mining and analysis. “This is expected to reduce a lot of manual work and give our fleet managers all information in one place for management of data and trends. The system also allows the integration of data from previous solutions,” says Raghvendra Lavania, project manager of Pacific Basin.

At Pacific Basin there is a constant focus on the crew, and ShipManager will be a central part of the communication between ship and shore. “The system is easy to learn, user-friendly and technically innovative,” says Mr Lavania. “ShipManager will integrate to our new accounting system and provide customized reports to manage our fleet efficiently,” he says.

About Pacific Basin

Pacific Basin Shipping Limited ( is one of the world’s leading owners and operators of modern Handysize and Handymax dry bulk vessels. The company is listed and headquartered in Hong Kong, and currently operates in two main maritime sectors under the banners of Pacific Basin Dry Bulk and PB Towage. Our dry bulk fleet (including newbuildings on order) comprises over 250 vessels directly servicing blue chip industrial customers. Pacific Basin provides a quality service to a wide range of customers, with approximately 3,000 seafarers and 370 shore-based staff in 16 offices in key locations around the world.

About DNV GL – Software

DNV GL is the world-leading provider of software for managing risk and improving asset performance in the energy, process and maritime industries. Our solutions support a variety of business critical activities including design and engineering, risk assessment, asset integrity and optimization, QHSE, and ship management. Our worldwide presence facilitates a strong customer focus and efficient sharing of industry best practice and standards.

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