Norway’s Tero Marine has agreed a new contract to roll out its TM Master range of applications to Consort Express Lines’ fleet of general cargo vessels, as well as 14 harbour tugs owned by Pacific Towing. Both companies are part of the Steamships Trading Company, within the wider Swire Group.
Tero Marine will provide the vessel operators with fleet management software applications covering Procurement, Maintenance, Crew Management, Quality and Environment under the terms of the deal.
Consort operates geared, multipurpose vessels offering scheduled liner services to the 17 main ports in Papua New Guinea, while Pacific Towing provides marine services throughout Papua New Guinea, Oceania and South East Asia.
“There were several reasons for choosing Tero Marine’s TM Master. The most obvious one was its complete product features and functions which suited our internal procedures and business needs. Secondly, TM Master was the most user-friendly system so our crews will not have to undergo intensive training sessions,” said Chris De Villiers, COO of Consort Express Lines.
“Another major factor, from our point of view, was the complete understanding by the team at Tero Marine of our requirements regarding our business processes. They were able to provide the right solutions to our needs and were pro-active in everything, from pre-project documentation to implementation plan.”
“In challenging times like these, we need to focus on keeping the ships sailing. Having a professional partner like we have found in Tero Marine is crucial.”
Tero Marine is part of the Ocean Technologies Group, which also includes Seagull, Videotel, Maritime Training Services, Marlins, and COEX.