June 2018, Issue Thirty Two

Veson Viewpoint

Thank you for Joining us at ONCOURSE London 2018

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The Veson Nautical team was thrilled to welcome over 100 delegates from 52 companies to London on 8-9 May for our biannual ONCOURSE user conference! This year’s conference program featured a number of exciting new elements, including the launch of the Veson Nautical mobile event app, a Digital Transformation Client Panel, Product Incubators, and the very first “VI-Pitch” competition in which participants presented their own ideas for new product features.

As always, we appreciated the opportunity to interact with members of our vibrant client community. We look forward to seeing you all in Singapore this fall for our next conference!

Learn more about ONCOURSE London 2018 >


Clipper Group Selects Veson Nautical’s Veslink IMOS Platform

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We are thrilled to welcome Clipper Group to the Veson Nautical community! Clipper operates approximately 150 handysize, supramax and ultramax vessels, and has a successful track record in high-performance pool management. Clipper made the decision to move forward with the Veslink IMOS Platform, including workspaces for Claims Management, Bunker Management, Pool Management, and Trading & Risk Management, in order to modernize its business platforms.

Stated Anders Bruun, Head of Business Development, Clipper Group, “Clipper conducted a fact-driven selection process to find the optimal shipping system and technology partner. We found a match in Veson. They have a promising outlook as a strong technology partner and enable us to connect to a growing network with continuous development, especially as digitalization transforms the shipping industry.”

Read the Full Press Release Here >


Western Bulk Chooses Veson Nautical’s Veslink IMOS Platform

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Veson Nautical is excited to continue our valuable partnership with Dry Bulk leader Western Bulk, as Western Bulk will adopt the Veslink IMOS Platform as their end-to-end digital freight solution. A Veson Nautical client since 2014, Western Bulk made the decision to implement the Veslink IMOS Platform as part of its ongoing digital transformation initiative.

According to Martin Hjelle, Head of Technology & Digital Strategy at Western Bulk, “We are a global company, and one of our reasons for moving to the new Platform was to improve speed and performance at our offices around the world. We also wanted to give our employees better mobility and the freedom to work from any device simply using their browser.”

Read the Full Press Release Here >


Veson Nautical Product Update

VI-Pitch Feature Pitch Competition

VI-Pitch_Winner.pngAt ONCOURSE London in early May, Veson hosted our inaugural VI-Pitch feature pitch competition! The program was a great success, mainly due to the participation and energy our clients brought to the stage. Over the course of the competition, six companies pitched new feature ideas to the Veson client community, who then voted in real time to select a winner. The competition was fierce, but in the end, Stolt Tankers BV took home victory, with a Seasonal Routing feature for voyage estimates, presented by Ruud Bijvank.

All of the ideas pitched by our clients were well thought out and presented, and highlighted some main areas in our product that could benefit from additional functionality. The Veson product team has internalized this feedback and has added these themes to our roadmap. We will certainly continue this competition in the future, and look forward to hearing more great ideas from our clients!

Introducing Product Roundtables

Veson Nautical’s Product team is hitting the road, with new Product Roundtable programs!

At ONCOURSE London, the Veson Product team held three "Product Incubator" sessions: small group discussions that brought users into the feature development process at the design phase, in order to try out new ideas and get early feedback on new innovations. Participating clients brainstormed with the Veson team on AIS data, API extensibility, and CRM functionality. The Veson team found these conversations so productive, we are expanding these sessions and taking them on the road as Product Roundtables.  Look out for geographically located roundtable discussions where we intend to brainstorm, design, and vet new feature ideas in person with our clients and industry peers.

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Our Growing Community

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the newest additions to our growing community of 250 shipping industry leaders. We’re excited to share that in 2018, the following companies have signed on with Veson Nautical, subscribing to the Veslink IMOS Platform:

We are also pleased to welcome nine of our existing clients to the Veslink IMOS Platform. The below organizations have been partners of Veson Nautical for years, and have chosen to migrate their systems to the cloud:

We are honored to have each of these organizations on board!

Get to Know Veson's Client Community >


A Single Version of the Truth: d’Amico Partners with Veson Nautical to Implement a Modern Maritime Solution

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“We chose Veson because we got the feeling that it was still growing its product, investing, and looking for new features to add while their competitors were looking a bit tired on the market. Veson is on the cutting edge of technology, and their continuous innovation is one of the competitive advantages our company is seeking every day.”- Pietro Amorusi, CIO, d’Amico

The d’Amico Group, founded in 1952, is a world leader in maritime transportation and manages one of the largest fleets of product tankers, bulk, and container vessels worldwide. Its mission and strategy have always been to respect and protect the environment, focus on customer care, and nurture the professional excellence of its own people. With over 10 global offices and 350 onshore employees, as well as 3,000 seafarers rotating onboard its vessels, the d’Amico Group is one of the most modern and forward-thinking companies in commercial marine.

In 2016, d’Amico felt it had outgrown its existing commercial management system, in use since 2000, and decided to search for a technology partner that would meet the needs of their growing business. 

Continue reading the Success Story to find how d’Amico found a Partner, not just a Solution >


IMOS Reporting Workshop: 13 - 14 August, 2018

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Join the Veson Nautical team in Singapore this August for our next IMOS Reporting Workshop! This popular workshop gives your data team the skillset to get the most out of the IMOS Report Designer. Workshop attendees will walk away with at least 20 reports as a result of direct training or as part of the full report designer manual provided to all attendees. 

This workshop is suitable for all levels and functional roles including beginner, intermediate, and advanced IMOS users in chartering, operations, finance, and more. We hope to see you there!

Veson will be hosting additional IMOS Reporting Workshops globally, throughout the year, as part of our Veson Education initiative. Check our Veson Education page for updates and our current calendar of training events!

Learn more about the upcoming IMOS Reporting Workshop >


Meet the Veson Nautical Team

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Veson Nautical welcomes the following new additions to our growing team:

Boston

  • Michael Bracey, Software Support Analyst
  • Karina Dorantes, Software Developer Intern
  • Nathan  Gourley, Associate Site Reliability Engineer
  • Lindsey Heigh, Consultant
  • Jin  Pyo Jeon, Software Developer Intern
  • Derek Scarlett, Software Developer Intern
  • Nick Schneider, System Administrator
  • Ryan Snyder, Software Test Engineer
  • Berna Toparlar, Marketing Operations Specialist
  • Quang Vu, Software Test Engineer

London

  • Kinga Broton, Software Support Analyst
  • Jade  Gordon-Johnson, Consultant
  • Ashit Madhok, Sales Development Representative
  • Daniel Morlaes, Software Support Analyst
  • Dimitrios Panagopoulos, Consultant
  • Dean Prescott, Account Manager
  • Aidan Williams, Software Support Analyst

Singapore

  • Alex Chow, Software Support Analyst
  • Gabriel Low, Software Support Analyst

 Learn more about life at Veson >


Photos From the Quarter