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5 Shipowners Explain Why Digitalisation is Important to Them

Julia Kuehnbaum, Director, Hapag-Lloyd

“Definitely, it’s important. I think that whatever comes under the umbrella of digitalisation, there are so many opportunities in this industry, which we haven’t tapped into yet. That is why it’s also interesting to see what others are doing. There are many opportunities, and the question is what fits you best. It’s important to grow the business and make business in the future.”

Victor Chevallier, Vice President Transformation, Bourbon

“Digitalisation for us is operational efficiency; it is value added to services; and it is asset performance management. It is very important because it is the only way to achieve a […] change in operational excellence, and bringing more services to our clients.”

Claus Winter Graugaard, Senior VP of Head of Fleet Management, J Lauritzen A/S

“It would be naïve to say ‘digitalisation is not important’. It is something that can bring new effectiveness into our operations, and it can give us, if it’s done correctly, new insights in terms of how data can bring new decision bases into our daily operations. hopefully, by the way we smartify and efficialise our day-to-day doings. Digitalisation is a tool, an enabler to make the business model more sustainable going forward.”

Duncan Ross, Commercial Projects Manager, Heidmar UK Limited

“Incredibly important! We’ve seen a lot of digitalisation on the technical side of shipping. But being a commercial manager, we haven’t seen a lot of it on the commercial side, especially with respect to cashflow forecasting, working capital utilisation, etc. That’s where we’re really looking to focus on and find collaborative partners to drive that forward for our businesses.”

Mattia Canevari, Energy Manager, GNV Spa

“Digitalisation is really important for my company and for the future because it lets you make more efficient processes. It’s important for data analysis, and it’s the future for this compartment.”

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