VesselMan, DNV GL offer solution for dry-docking management


Norway-based VesselMan, a project management tool for dry-docking, said its customers will now be able to access DNV GL’s Best Practices for dry-docking as part of their services.

Norway-based VesselMan, a project management tool for dry-docking, said its customers 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.

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.

Bjørn Berger, head of department, maritime advisory, DNV GL, said: “By combining our 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.”

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

Glenn Edvardsen, chief executive officer of VesselMan, said: “We are very proud of this partnership. Our company 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,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service