In the Press
Softship in the press
These are examples of Softship in the international press:
It is of significant concern that attacks mounted by cyber criminals against shipping companies are not only increasing in frequency, but are becoming more sophisticated and well-informed. We look at why the maritime industry is being targeted and provide some guidance that every maritime company can follow to mitigate cyber risk.
Against the current backdrop of supply chain congestion and disruption we look at how intelligent software can help alleviate some of the challenges currently facing container carriers.
We look at how Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has allowed the liner industry to transform and change and why it is time to prepare to transition to Application Programme Interface (API) in order to evolve further.
We discuss how the maritime industry can follow the lead of the air cargo industry by adopting a single global standard Application Programme Interface (API) for the e-Bill of Lading (BoL).
We discuss the cyber threats shipping companies are facing and what they can do to reduce exposure to attacks.
We discuss the increasing issue of cyber security and give some practical tips on how to keep systems and data safe.
Softship explains why shipping companies must ensure they are using reliable, integrated software solutions in the administration of their business and operations.
Freight Business Journal reviews and comments on Softship’s newly released Port Cost Calculator.
In a Q&A, Lars Fischer explains why it is important for software developers to continually modify and adapt their solutions.
A look at how COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of information technology and intelligent software solutions.
Fully integrated software solutions for break-bulk cargoes.
How Softship’s Pricing Calculator is driving efficiency into global supply chains
Container ships are getting larger and this means digitalisation is needed more than ever before to streamline back-office and customer-facing processes
A look at how intelligent software can boost on-time performance for containership carriers
July 2, 2020
The importance of embracing cloud solutions and welcoming change.
June 25, 2020
How the global coronavirus pandemic is forcing us into the digital space.
May 29, 2020
Unless more of the administrative processes performed by ship agents are digitalised, digitised and integrated, many of the operational efficiencies gained by onboard digitisation and automation are negated by delays in port. So how do we move forward?
May 29, 2020
There is no doubt that the global shipping industry’s digital adaptation has been gaining pace in recent years, but the spread of COVID-19 has laid bare the weakness of many shipping companies’ digital infrastructure. We take a look at the issue.
March 11, 2020
Softship advises that shipping companies should walk before they run when it comes to installing new IT systems and software.
March 10, 2020
A look at how IT in the maritime industry has evolved in recent years and why containership carriers must integrate as well as digitalise
October 24, 2019
The maritime industry will see new digital solutions and systems develop at pace, with tools and applications that have innovated other major industries finding new uses within the maritime space. This evolution should of course be welcomed, but there must be a caveat – as an industry we need to manage this change, and not let change manage us.
May 20, 2019
Softship joins the debate that is looking to the future for shipping and technology.
April 18, 2019
Many shipping companies talk a good talk when it comes to their increased use of digital technologies, but if dig a little bit deeper, beyond the rhetoric, you are often likely to find something very different. In this article, we look behind the lingo and explore how shipping companies can find the right software for their business.
March 15, 2019
Container repositioning costs the liner industry US$ billions every year. We look at where these costly inefficiencies can be found, and how technology can help to streamline the container shipping supply chain.
February 18, 2019
Thanks to our now committed relationships to our smartphones, more of our routine tasks have been reshaped with a digital solution, and we would find it hard to live without our smart devices. Why is it that how we work in the maritime industry hasn't kept pace?
December 1, 2018
We discuss why the trend towards Maritime 4.0 is best understood as a process of evolution, rather than a marked milestone in the development of the global shipping industry.
November 22, 2018
A look at the 'open plan office' approach to finding efficiencies, and how this technique applies to the use of IT software across shipping companies
November 9, 2018
With the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur emissions regulations fast approaching, we look at how software solutions will become increasingly important for understanding and managing bunker-related costs.
October 11, 2018
The importance of getting the basics in place before pursuing “cool” technology.
Software cuts fuel and container handling costs – Marine Electronics & Communication
August 20, 2018
An overview of packaged software and how Softship’s LIMA suite injects efficiency and cost savings into a carrier’s daily operations
Providing a framework for autonomous shipping – Ship&Offshore
July 20, 2018
In this special smartship edition of Ship&Offshore we discuss how the baseline level of IT capability across the entire supply chain needs to improve before the industry can take full advantage of autonomous shipping concepts.
May 25, 2018
The benefits of cloud software and tailored solutions for port agents
April 17, 2018
Intelligent software solutions linked to the cloud and coupled with mobile technology platforms are available, but uptake is slow. We discuss why that needs to change
March 16, 2018
Break-bulk is often forgotten but here we explain the importance of choosing the correct software to streamline break-bulk processes
March 9, 2018
Sea News received exclusive insights from Lars Fischer, Managing Director, Softship Data Processing Pte Ltd., Singapore
March 1, 2018
We join the conversation about blockchain in the latest edition of Fairplay magazine
February 1, 2018
We look at the importance of ‘weeding out’ supply chain risk.
January 2, 2018
We look at the importance of integration when discussing digitization in global shipping
We discuss the degrees of digitalisation in container shipping, and how some operators are lagging behind
A look at why integration is a prerequisite for automation in ship operations
Some thoughts on the power of words, and why understanding ‘TechSpeak’ matters to shipping
July 2017 – Intelligent information saves time for container shipping – Maritime Electronics & Communications
A discussion on how fully integrated software saves time and money for containership carriers
We look at why it is important not to overlook the role of the ship agent in securing shipping supply chains
We share our thoughts on why digitalisation in the shipping industry should be about making people work smarter, and is nothing for end-users’ to fear.
We reflect on the how software solutions can enable ship agency businesses of any size to add value for their customers.
A look at how digitisation without integration is hindering the growth and profitability of shipping companies
Our thoughts on how a lack of integration between digital platforms often makes life more difficult
A brief insight into why independent liner agents must embrace smarter software solutions in order to add value for their customers.
December 2016 – Software Support from the Cloud – Shipping Network (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers & Agents)
A look at cloud technology and how a cloud solution can assist port agents with their workaday life.
A discussion on the role of port agents and how technology can help streamline their daily lives.
An interview with Softship on how software can help solve some of liner shipping’s data processing issues.
A canter through the evolution of shipping software ending up with modern, cloud solution currently on offer to port agents
A look at how Softship.SAPAS stores data centrally and the security implications involved.
Softship explains how its new web-based port agency solution will streamline the activities of the port agent, saving time and money
Modern IT solutions are "packaged", modular and less expensive than many bespoke systems that have been installed by larger shipping companies.
September 2015 – Operators should exploit cost savings in box maintenance and repair – Container Shipping & Trade
This commentary piece explains how operators should seek to manage costs in all areas of their business
In this article we investigate how connecting the parties involved in container M&R can save money and free up valuable resources.
Wider access to sophisticated software systems is enabling more operators to manage bunkering efficiently.