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Press Release: VesselMan and DNV GL team up to offer solution for dry-docking management

PRESS RELEASE: Customers of VesselMan, a project management tool for dry-docking, will now be able to access DNV GL’s Best Practices for dry-docking as part of their services.

Dry-docking is an important part of a vessels mandatory maintenance regime and takes place regularly throughout the vessel’s life-cycle. However, without proper management and planning, ship-owners and operators can often experience cost overruns, lengthy dock stays, and lost opportunities.

Teaming up for a lean and modern solution

Responding to these challenges, VesselMan recently teamed up with classification society DNV GL to integrate DNV GL’s Best Practices for dry-docking into their cloud-based system.

“By combining DNV GL’s broad knowledge and experience with dry-docking processes and VesselMan’s cloud-based management system, we are offering a more professionalized and modern approach to dry-dock management making ship-owners and operators better equipped to plan and execute their dry-dockings in future,” says Bjørn Berger, Head of Department, Maritime Advisory, DNV GL.

DNV GL Best Practices

Building on many years of delivering advisory services to docking projects across every ship segment, DNV GL has built up a dry-docking standard suitable for any ship type and ship operator. The Best Practices are incorporated in VesselMan’s system as templates with easy to follow checklists for every step of the dry-docking process.

With a digitalized solution, such as the one offered by VesselMan, DNV GL’s standard is now accessible at any time to customers throughout the world.

“We are very proud of this partnership. VesselMan provides a full overview of the entire fleet and enables an effective and transparent collaboration between management, customers, yards, suppliers and site-team during the dry-docking process. Having DNV GL Best Practices available “out of the box” on our platform, clients will have a robust and unique tool that can easily be adapted into modern digital management operations – and as such, with great potential for cost reductions,” says Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of VesselMan.

About VesselMan

VesselMan is a Norwegian company established in 2015. We provide cloud based software solutions to the maritime industry that offers a fast, easy-to-implement and cost-efficient option for complex and costly maintenance projects such as drydocking’s, turnkey projects, ship repairs and refits. We are the leading management system for planned maintenance projects and we are positioned for your intelligent assets that must be managed in an effective and standardized way. VesselMan enables effective collaboration between management, customers, yards, suppliers and the site-team in a digital value chain that demonstrates huge potential for cost savings, improved transparency and more robust operations. A Web browser is all you need to supervise, monitor progress and get real time status.

About DNV GL

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping customers in the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.

About DNV GL – Maritime

DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry.

We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges. For more information visit www.dnvgl.com/maritime

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