April 2015


In this edition...


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Softship.Finance is a new facility from us that delivers enhanced transparency and control over the financial aspects of your liner activities.

A web-based solution, Softship.Finance controls your tariffs and assists you to reconcile your incoming invoices allowing you to easily claim and settle any differences.

Our innovative and effective tariff maintenance facility relieves you of the tedious process of setting-up and maintaining hundreds of individual tariffs.

Some of its many benefits include:

  • Designed to be responsive for desktops, smartphones and tablets
  • Easy workflow with customisable layouts and multi-update functionality
  • Display of data in user customisable multi-edit-grids: make your updates directly to the displayed grid
  • Customise your work area for maximum personal usability with multiple layout options
  • One-view invoice reconciliation for all incoming invoices

Contact us if you would like more information.

 Better Bunker Management

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The introduction of the 0.1% sulphur cap within all ECAs drove our decision to introduce a new bunker element into our VOYCES solution. As you use VOYCES to create your schedules, our software will incorporate vessel movements within ECAs to give an accurate assessment of the amount, types and cost of bunkers required to complete a voyage. This allows bunker consumption to be forecast. If unplanned changes to the schedule are required, the software will then assess the impact on bunker consumption for each alternative solution.

In addition to this, our software will also calculate if the vessel has sufficient bunkers on board - and of the correct type. Inbuilt alerts will inform you if fuel is likely to fall below a pre-set threshold. To make things even easier, our solution also includes a series of bunkering options and will suggest the most suitable port for the ship to take on fuel of the required type.

Because of the various types of fuel now required by vessels trading within ECAs, the purchasing process has also become more labour intensive. To assist with this, our software will store existing bunker contracts and then match them with each new order. When bunkers have been delivered, the delivery order can be automatically matched with the original order to identify and highlight any discrepancies.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us.

  Media and blog


As leaders in our sector we are often asked for our thoughts and views on relevant software and IT issues. Last year, around a dozen publications printed feature articles containing our expert opinion and that is continuing this year. Please do take a look at the media section of our website.

We also share our opinion and thoughts in our regular blog which is also published on our website.

Here you can read our latest views on topical issues. We re-publish our blog on our LinkedIn page, and this gives you the opportunity to comment on what we've said.

Please do take a few minutes to read our blog and leave your comments - we'd love to hear from you!


Softship is the leading provider of software solutions and related services to the international liner shipping industry. Founded in 1989, Softship's software has been installed in more than 120 companies across the world. Its software products are designed to streamline and deliver efficiencies to the many processes that comprise liner shipping (commercial, operations, equipment control, finance and more) as well as providing a range of business management tools that allow shipping executives to fully analyse their commercial and operational activities.

The company is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany and has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2001 (ISIN: DE0005758304). It also operates offices in Australia, the Philippines, Singapore and USA.


Contact Softship @ sales@softship.com

Softship AG
Notkestr. 9, 22607 Hamburg, Germany
Tel +49 (0)40 89 06 8-0