Author: SOFTimpact

Further embracing industry needs and user feedback, BIMCO Shipping KPI Expert group in which SOFTimpact is a member, has decided to implement an alternative benchmarking method to facilitate KPI interpretation and communication between internal and external stakeholders.

The BIMCO Shipping KPI System, which is a tool for defining measuring and reporting information on shipowners' and managers' operational performance to compare their business performance against the industry standard, identify where efficiency improvements could be made and clearly communicate their ship operational performance, both internally and externally, has been created and it is maintained and supported by SOFTimpact Ltd. We provide consultancy, training and integration for the Shipping KPI System to help you reach the desired level of performance as a shipowner, technical and crew manager and differentiate yourself from competitors.

The new benchmarking method will be based on the so called “Ranking” concept where each KPI value is compared to all other values on the same KPI, hereby creating a result list of all KPI values where each ship is given its rank on the list. As a result, performance is regarded as relative to the rest of the industry. That could be compared to a race, where the fastest runner is on rank 1, the next person on rank 2 etc. irrespective of the absolute time. In fact, the new “Ranking” concept will replace KPI “Ratings” in place.

Ransomware attack on US maritime facility confirmed The Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facility was recently attacked by  ransnomware, which locked users out of access to critical files and saw the infection move beyond the local facility and into wider corporate networks. The US Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a marine safety bulletin confirming the...

With IMO cybersecurity regulations on the horizon, the partnership enables ship owners and operators to gain combined IT and OT expertise to mitigate cyber risks and maintain high levels of safety December 10, 2019 – Houston, Texas and Limassol, Cyprus – SOFTimpact and Mission Secure (MSi) announce their partnership, delivering end-to-end IT and operational technology (OT)...

Digitisation is nowadays determining the way we do business, creating vast opportunities, but also introducing risks to industries worldwide. Shipping makes no difference with it’s expanding fleet carrying around 90 per cent of world’s freight. Vessels are equipped with modern 4.0 technologies, which are vulnerable to a range of hacking incidents. This includes ghosting of GPS...

SOFTimpact, was invited to this year’ s Seatrade ShipTech Middle East conference in Dubai, where our cyber security consultant Alexandros Theofilou delivered an interactive presentation on Cyber Risk and Data Theft. The presentation was held on 23rd of September 2019 at Madinat Jumeirah Conference. Cyber Risk and data theft are one of the top 3 concerns...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Vroon Group, the international shipping company, decided to implement “SAFETYimpact” a QHSE software solution in collaboration with SOFTimpact, a maritime IT service provider.On the 17th of April 2019, the SAFETYimpact kick-off meeting was held in Amsterdam. The participants including the project steering group, the project teams, the QHSE...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Seatrade ShipTech Middle East 2019, which takes place on 23 – 24 September 2019 in Dubai, as part of UAE Maritime Week. Seatrade ShipTech Middle East 2019 is the two-day conference, which provides essential insight into how advances in ship technology are meeting the challenges of achieving operational efficiency...

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) on the 27 September 2018 they published 9 (nine) out of 12 (twelve) new recommendations on cyber security. Designed to help vessels maintain cyber safety throughout their operational lives. The remaining three recommendations are scheduled to be released in the 4th quarter...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are pleased to announce that after a considerable amount of work, SOFTimpact Ltd has now been certified for ISO 27001 Information Security Management by NQA under certificate number 72972.   This is an amazing achievement for SOFTimpact Ltd due to the complexity and time to achieve this certification and...