Software evolution to drive RoRo vessel efficiency

01 Sep 2017

The software is expected to improve existing and future fleet efficiency for smarter cargo handling

Ship efficiency software will be developed by MacGregor to increase RoRo vessels’ operational efficiency and drive port call optimisation.

MacGregor has acquired the rights to Lekven Shipping’s efficiency software for ships and ports, which it will further develop and launch to the market this year.

The deal aims to help improve existing and future fleet efficiency by eliminating inefficiencies for smarter cargo handling, said Magnus Sjöberg, vice president of the RoRo division at MacGregor.

He stated: "We are now first focusing on improving logistics efficiency of PCTCs and minimising their waiting time."

Digital expansion

Alexander Nürnberg, senior vice president of R&D and technology at MacGregor, said the company was focusing on widening its digital portfolio of services and “ships efficiency software is a natural addition...”

“This business intelligence software is first of its kind in the market. It is easy to operate and has clear interfaces and reports," said Mr Nürnberg.

"The software has had a 15 months trial with a global PCTC ship owner/operator in European ports, showing very positive results," he added.

Endre Lekven, who developed the software and owns Lekven Shipping, said: “I am very happy to join MacGregor and share my expertise from the shipping company side where I have built the software based on improving ship owner and port businesses by utilising business information.”

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