Based in Rotterdam and founded in 1968, Jumbo Shipping is a market leading heavy lift cargo operator currently with a fleet of 12 heavy lift vessels, which it keeps up to date with an active programme of new builds.
Jumbo is swift to adopt new technologies, from pioneering the use of stabilisers when loading and discharging, to adopting skidding operations when shifting from dock to deck.
This focus on innovation and specialising solely on crane loaded vessels helps Jumbo remain ahead of the competition.
Jumbo has been a ShipNet customer since 2004, and in the words of Finance Director, Bart Zielhuis, “overall, people are confident with the application”.
Enquiries are entered into the ShipNet system and a Booking List containing all required detail of the customer, the cargo and pricing is automatically produced.
Once booked, the job becomes a Fixture – enabling extensive statistical analysis to be run against the data leading to the Voyage Estimation phase.
Over 20,000 voyage estimate calculations have been made and stored in the system since the start of ShipNet utilisation.
The voyages are managed in real time via the ShipNet Operations System.
Data feeds seamlessly into other legacy systems including finance.
The data flow allows SOF info to be utilised automatically in Demurrage calculations and other chargeable activities.
All data is exported into Jumbo’s long-established admin and finance packages using a series of SQL connections.
Heavy lift voyages are often complex, with multiple load and discharge ports. Ease of use for the software is paramount with a real need for an intuitive interface that staff feel comfortable using.