De Poli Tankers embrace Data Quality & Analysis through ShipNetOne XE Upgrade

De Poli Tankers embrace Data Quality & Analysis through ShipNetOne XE upgrade

De Poli Tankers Holding B.V., established in the 1990s, is a premium quality Ship Operator in the Chemical sea trade. They provide safe and flexible top-tier services for Oil Majors and trading companies of Chemicals and IMO I and II cargoes.

De Poli Tankers began working with ShipNet in 2005 when the Chartering & Operating departments lead the decision to source Ship Chartering & Operating Software Solutions. They were seeking a tailored solution for their fleet of Chemical Tankers that would transform their operations of transferring parcels & spot cargos.

After conducting an extensive evaluation of the maritime software solutions market and undergoing a tender of several vendors, De Poli Tankers chose ShipNet’s Chartering & Operations platform. Current De Poli Shipmanagment Managing Director, Giovanni Colotto, looked back on the partnership between ShipNet & De Poli, commenting “ShipNet provided a complete & tailored solution in terms of the offering, especially for Chemical Tankers.” He further added that  “ShipNet was also best placed to provide the level of customer service that we required for the project.”

“ShipNet provided a complete & tailored solution in terms of the offering, especially for Chemical Tankers. ShipNet was also best placed to provide the level of customer service that we required for the project.” 

      Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Shipmanagment

Fast forward to 2016; De Poli Tankers management team made further decisions to enlarge the solution offering from ShipNet by integrating the Chartering & Operations solution with a newly deployed Finance & Accounting solution from ShipNet.

Then in late 2019, De Poli Tankers chose to upgrade their Chartering, Operations & Finance Solutions to the newest ShipNetOne XE platform, bringing all their software architecture inline.

De Poli Tankers were looking to develop dashboards to support data analytics and transversal decision-making while managing their data in a quick & efficient manner.  “We wanted to remove silos from our data streamlines while adding a flexible digital tool,” expressed Mr. Colotto, “So upgrading to the ShipNetOne XE was a natural move for us.”

“We wanted to remove silos from our data streamlines while adding a flexible digital tool, so upgrading to the ShipNetOne XE was a natural move for us.” 

      Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Shipmanagment 

Discussions between De Poli Tankers & ShipNet expanded to include EU-MRV Compliance and Vessel Data Reporting. “In line with our CEO’s vision, Mrs. Chiara De Poli, environmental excellence and compliance is a key component for top-tier operators for the new decade. It is essential to have accurate decentralized data entry from your fleet and powerful data analytics to guide you in the journey towards 0% emissions,” explained Mr. Colotto. He further added, “We are very active in complying with Poseidon principles and improving our data collection onboard. The MRV module fitted perfectly inline with our digital strategy.”

The natural move was to deploy the ShipConnect Vessel Reporting System to solve the data collection challenge and allow proper access to all operational data, including digitalized daily & cargo reports.

“It is essential to have accurate decentralized data entry from your fleet and powerful data analytics to guide you in the journey towards 0% emissions, we are very active in complying with Poseidon principles and improving our data collection onboard. The MRV module fitted perfectly inline with our digital strategy.”

      Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Shipmanagment 

From an energy efficiency and EU-MRV Compliance perspective, meant the move to deploy ShipConnect was further justified. “The decision to go with ShipConnect was an easy one, as you cannot allocate resources internally to collect data manually for IMO DCS or EU-MRV Reporting & Compliance. We needed to go for an integrated and embedded solution in our digital architecture that would provide us with a straightforward and centralized input of data from our vessels,” remarked Mr. Colotto.

Implementing ShipNetOne XE & ShipConnect

As with any I.T. Project, the completion of the ShipNetOne XE platform upgrade and the implementation of the ShipConnect Vessel Reporting System for De Poli Tankers was time-sensitive, with completion required within seven days.

ShipNetOne Commercial XE Product Manager and Chief Consultant Subramonia Padmanabhan worked closely with both the Managing Director of De Poli Shipmanagement, Mr. Giovanni Colotto, and their I.T. Systems Coordinator Mr. Georgios Arakas, onsite and remotely ensuring delivery of the project. Subramonia Padmanabhan commented, “Successful delivery of any project is down to proper planning. We defined the plan for the week while onsite and then laid out milestones for each day to ensure completion as the week progressed”.

De Poli Tankers had precise requirements, where they presented the different types of dashboards, reports, and data they needed to have dynamically changed to perform useful analysis. Mr. Colotto was keen to highlight the added value that the ShipNet Commercial XE Product Manager/Consultant brought to the project. “On one hand, our CEO, Mrs. Chiara De Poli, set the vision to brainstorm and prepare our business requirements consistently across all departments, making a fast execution of the project possible. On the other hand, we were impressed with the level of commitment, preparedness, and professionalism that Subramonia Padmanabhan brought to the project, he was able to bring solutions to challenges that have been big barriers in our company for years. He was outstanding in meeting all our requirements. He exceeded our expectations through his detailed knowledge and experience of the system, which enabled him to have working dashboards ready for us within 4/5 days, having one of the best consultants in the digital field was honestly a positive surprise”.

“we were impressed with the level of commitment, preparedness, and professionalism that Subramonia Padmanabhan brought to the project, he was able to bring solutions to challenges that have been big barriers in our company for years. He was outstanding in meeting all our requirements. He exceeded our expectations through his detailed knowledge and experience of the system, which enabled him to have working dashboards ready for us within 4/5 days, having one of the best consultants in the digital field was honestly a positive surprise”

      Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Shipmanagment 

The project was completed inside of a week, which saw De Poli Tankers successful upgrade to the ShipNetOne XE platform with the configuration of specific dashboards & reports. The project also saw the successful implementation of the ShipConnect Vessel Reporting System, allowing data collection from De Poli Tankers fleet of eight Chemical Tankers. Integrations with the ShipNetOne Commercial XE platform enabled the automation and creation of submissions for E.U.’s monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Programme for CO2 emissions (EU-MRV).

What impact has upgrading to ShipNetOne XE had on De Poli Tankers?

Two months since project completion and go-live, De Poli Tankers are already achieving positive results from the upgrade. They are seeing an increase in the quality and timeliness of data coming through from their fleet of vessels. Additionally, they are also seeing an increase in visibility of how their ships are performing.

“Through upgrading to the ShipNetOne platform, we not only have a solution that is easy to use and designed to work perfectly with our users’ workflows & processes, we now have a transversal way of seeing every level of value created from within the company. Whether it be from OPEX to CAPEX or from TCE to a split of the portfolio, we have a centralized way of accessing and visualizing all of our data transversally,” commented Mr. Colotto. “The simplicity of the solutions is what truly stands out; for instance, being able to connect information from finance, operations, and technical in a few clicks, usually stored in silos, gives insights on the correlation of data necessary for more informed decision making.”

“The simplicity of the solutions is what truly stands out; for instance, being able to connect information from finance, operations, and technical in a few clicks, usually stored in silos, gives insights on the correlation of data necessary for more informed decision making.”

      Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Shipmanagment 

What does the future hold for the partnership and the maritime industry?

When looking to the future of the partnership between De Poli Tankers & ShipNet, Mr. Colotto believes it will continue with the same attitude and will be keeping a watchful eye on the roadmap that our solutions take. “When choosing to work with a software provider such as ShipNet, they become invested in your operations, so naturally, this solidifies the partnership. From a customer perspective, we are glad to see how ShipNet solutions continue to develop new features,” said Mr. Colotto.

“When choosing to work with a software provider such as ShipNet, they become invested in your operations, so naturally, this solidifies the partnership.”

      Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Shipmanagment 

As for the future of the maritime industry, De Poli Shipmanagement knows that digitalization is the way forward.

Mr. Collotto commented on how maritime businesses need to take the right approach to adopt a digital architecture “Before embracing digitalization, every shipping company needs to establish their requirements based on their operations, KPI’s, and data. From here, it is about understanding the requirements of a digital architecture over the course of the next ten years. They need to establish which departments will become digitalized, what are the areas that need to be tracked and improved upon, and most crucially how to change your organization’s culture to embrace digital technology and bring in the right talent to implement the change.”

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