We are the leading provider of software solutions and related services to the international liner shipping sector.
We were founded in Germany in 1989 by IT specialists who had the vision of creating and delivering high quality IT solutions to the shipping industry. Their aim was to use technology to introduce efficiencies and to streamline many of the processes inherent within liner shipping.
Success extended our reach and soon our software applications were installed in shipping companies in Hamburg, Bremen, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre and London. To help us capitalise on a growing presence in Asia, Softship Data Processing Pte Ltd was established in Singapore in 1996. This office soon grew into a combined sales, service, development and production hub employing more than 25 people.
To support continued growth and to reinforce our company’s financial and corporate strength, we successfully achieved a listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2001.
With a focus on the US market we established a presence in New York, which moved to Miami in 2015.
We continue to grow and develop and now employ more than 100 people serving more than 120 clients across the globe.
Softship is a part of the WiseTech Global group. WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics industry globally. Its customers include more than 12,000 of the world’s logistics companies across 150 countries.
Its flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes more than 50 billion data transactions annually. View WiseTech Global's website for additional details about the group's solutions.
Softship’s managing directors are:
Mr Müller graduated with an M.B. Informatics from University of Applied Sciences, Wedel (near Hamburg) and began work as a developer for Softship in 1989 where he was responsible for developing a range of shipping applications. He became a project manager in 1991 and general manager in 1994. In 2000, he was appointed an executive director with specific responsibility for the production department, customer support, project management for dedicated accounts, consulting, application design. In addition, he is responsible for finances since 2007.
Mr Wolff began his career as a software developer and has worked with Softship since 1989. He was project manager for the section midrange and client/server computing for shipping companies, liner agencies and terminals, and was appointed general manager in 1994. He became a member of the board of directors in 2000. He is responsible for administration, production and sales at Softship, and still takes on customer projects as project manager, because to be as close to our customers as possible is a vital element of our company’s policy.
Other key Softship staff include:
Lars Fischer, Global Sales Director
Lars Fischer is Global Sales Director and also Managing Director of the Asia Pacific headquarters of Softship. Educated at Germany’s University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Lars began working for Softship as a software engineer in 1994. He became a business consultant and project manager in 1996 and has headed-up Softship Data Processing, Singapore, since 1998. He is responsible for Singapore’s commercial and technical staff of around 25 experts and for the group’s sales & marketing strategy world-wide.
Lars Hansen, General Manager
Lars Hansen is Customer Support Manager and has been with Softship since 2007. He graduated at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg as Master of Science in Business administration. Additionally he is a graduated e-commerce manager and specialist in ITIL. He has extensive experience in leading consultancy teams, managing large IT projects.
Dirk Selter, General Manager
Dirk Selter is a senior project manager and has been with the company since 1994. After his graduation as a computer scientist from University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, he started as software developer at Softship, then became project manager for individual projects, and has been involved in IT consultancy and project management for many of Softship’s international clients.