September 2015


In this edition...

  Capacity management

voyage results

This "add-on" module to our new VOYCES solution provides real-time visibility of vessel utilisation.

Tight integration with our booking engine means that all the required cargo details, and special details (such as OOG, reefer, DG etc), as well as stowage requirements are delivered directly into the application. Bookings are automatically checked against the given allotment to avoid over-booking.

Our software makes life much easier for your capacity planner. An intuitive user-experience incorporating colour codes, easy drill downs and drag & drop ensures that maximum use is made of space with only a few clicks of the mouse.

Our application allows cargo to be shifted easily when changes to operations requires a speedy reaction. Using our capacity planning tool allows space and capacity to be maximised which, in turn, optimises your vessel income.

More information from sales@softship.com.

  Reinforcing our teams

voyage results

We are delighted to welcome five new recruits into the Softship family to reinforce our consulting team and our customer support activities. Our new joiners are currently undergoing a comprehensive familiarisation programme which will equip them with a thorough grounding in the specifics of our applications as well as an intimate understanding of business processes and workflows.

Another four new team members are employed on a trainee and work-study basis which is a great way of assisting young people into employment whilst they further their academic education. We are pleased to be able to help the next generation of shipping professionals get a foot hold in our sector.

We are soon to open a new office in Miami and to prepare for that, our US representative, Florian Guhl has been joined by two new team members. Thomas Mahoney will be working as consultant assisting our customers in that region and he will work alongside Pablo Verez who will be responsible for applications support.

  Financial strength

The first half of 2015 saw a much stronger financial position for us. H1 operating performance reached €3.834 million compared with €3.612 million in H1 2014. As a result, profit before tax was €0.23 million (€0.018 million, same period 2014).

Licence fee income reached €0.537 million (€0.232 million, same period 2014) which exceed the full 2014 year total of €0.485 million.

The result per share in this period is €0.12 compared with €0.01 in 2014.


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.


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