In the Press

Softship in the press

These are examples of Softship in the international press:

Practicing good ‘cyber hygiene’ - Container News 

December 2021 

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.


Let software take the strain

November 2021

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.


Unblocking the paper-jam - Container News

October 2021

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.


Learning from air cargo - ELNAVI Monthly Shipping Review

September 2021

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).

Shipping gaining a reputation for cyber vulnerability – Seanews

August 2021

We discuss the cyber threats shipping companies are facing and what they can do to reduce exposure to attacks.


Following simple rules can keep your data safe from cyber crime – The Loadstar

July 2021

We discuss the increasing issue of cyber security and give some practical tips on how to keep systems and data safe.


Securing the foundations – Cargonow

April 2021

Softship explains why shipping companies must ensure they are using reliable, integrated software solutions in the administration of their business and operations.


Softship Launches New port Cost Calculator - Freight Business Journal

March 2021

Freight Business Journal reviews and comments on Softship’s newly released Port Cost Calculator.


Softship’s systems adapt to all IT technologies

February 2021

In a Q&A, Lars Fischer explains why it is important for software developers to continually modify and adapt their solutions.


Leapfrogging Shipping’s Digital Evolution – Asia Maritime

December 2020

A look at how COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of information technology and intelligent software solutions.


One input only – Maritime Reporter

October 2020

Fully integrated software solutions for break-bulk cargoes.


ebooking takes the fax and figures out of supply chains – Container News

September 2020

How Softship’s Pricing Calculator is driving efficiency into global supply chains


Big Ships, big headache – Container News

August 2020

Container ships are getting larger and this means digitalisation is needed more than ever before to streamline back-office and customer-facing processes


Perfecting on-time performance – Maritime Reporter

July 2020

A look at how intelligent software can boost on-time performance for containership carriers


A Catalyst for Change - Hellenic Shipping News

July 2, 2020

The importance of embracing cloud solutions and welcoming change.


No Looking Back – Container Shipping & Trade

June 25, 2020

How the global coronavirus pandemic is forcing us into the digital space. 


A People Business, Led by IT - Dry Cargo International

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?


When Hands Are Forced - Dry Cargo International

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. 


Being IT smart – but not too smart: Elnavi February 2020

March 11, 2020

Softship advises that shipping companies should walk before they run when it comes to installing new IT systems and software.


Positive Disruption: Digital Ship March 2020

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

Blockchain, Big Data and IoT: What's it all about, really? - Maritime Reporter & Engineering News

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.



Plotting the Course Ahead for Autonomous Tech – Maritime Digitalisation and Communications

May 20, 2019

Softship joins the debate that is looking to the future for shipping and technology. 

More than Words – Hellenic Shipping News

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. 


Restoring Balance - Maritime Reporter & Engineering News

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.


Reaching Tipping Point - Hellenic Shipping News

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?


Digital adoption: foundations must be in place – Container Shipping & Trade Magazine

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.

Communicate or stagnate - Maritime Reporter & Engineering News

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


Fuelling bunker efficiency post-2020 – Harbours Review

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.


Don’t try to automate before you can integrate – NafsGreen

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.


Why your port agent need greater agency in their day-to-day – Dry Cargo International

May 25, 2018

The benefits of cloud software and tailored solutions for port agents


On an equal footing - Baltic Transport Journal

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


Seeking efficiencies from software solutions – Dry Cargo International

March 16, 2018

Break-bulk is often forgotten but here we explain the importance of choosing the correct software to streamline break-bulk processes


On the Industry's Need for Digital Integration - SeaNews Feature

March 9, 2018

Sea News received exclusive insights from Lars Fischer, Managing Director, Softship Data Processing Pte Ltd., Singapore


Chain reaction – IHS Markit Fairplay

March 1, 2018

We join the conversation about blockchain in the latest edition of Fairplay magazine


Agents of Change – Breakbulk Magazine

February 1, 2018

We look at the importance of ‘weeding out’ supply chain risk.


Debunking Digital – Maritime Logistics Professional

January 2, 2018

We look at the importance of integration when discussing digitization in global shipping


October 2017 – Integration goes hand-in-hand with digitisation - Container Shipping and Trade

We discuss the degrees of digitalisation in container shipping, and how some operators are lagging behind  

October 2017 –The benefit of wisdom - Asia Maritime Magazine

A look at why integration is a prerequisite for automation in ship operations

August 2017 – On the Origin of Meaning – Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

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

May 2017 – Spare a thought for the port agent - Dry Cargo International

We look at why it is important not to overlook the role of the ship agent in securing shipping supply chains

May 2017 – Shipping must overcome fear of change to embrace digitalisation – IHS Fairplay

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.

May 2017 – The pursuit of value - All About Shipping

We reflect on the how software solutions can enable ship agency businesses of any size to add value for their customers.

May 2017 – Missing the IT Trick - World Shipping News

A look at how digitisation without integration is hindering the growth and profitability of shipping companies

April 2017 –Missing the IT trick – NafsGreen

Our thoughts on how a lack of integration between digital platforms often makes life more difficult

April 2017 – Liner companies must adapt in order to compete – Ship Management International

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.

July 2016 – Port agents take up with technology – Nafs Green

A discussion on the role of port agents and how technology can help streamline their daily lives.

June 2016 – Solving day to day issues for liner shipping – Elnavi

An interview with Softship on how software can help solve some of liner shipping’s data processing issues.

June 2016 - Cloud Computing Arrives for Port Agents – Maritime Executive

A canter through the evolution of shipping software ending up with modern, cloud solution currently on offer to port agents

April 2016 – Port agents get access to the cloud – Fairplay

A look at how Softship.SAPAS stores data centrally and the security implications involved.

March 2016 – Port agents come in from the cold – Maritime Electronics and Communications

Softship explains how its new web-based port agency solution will streamline the activities of the port agent, saving time and money

November 2015 - Managing the complex business of containership operations - Marine Log

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

August 2015  – Software Solutions for the Connected Ship – Maritime Executive

In this article we investigate how connecting the parties involved in container M&R can save money and free up valuable resources.

March 2015  – Boosting Bunker Efficiency – The Motorship

Wider access to sophisticated software systems is enabling more operators to manage bunkering efficiently.