Italian shipping group Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company of Naples has agreed a deal with maritime technology firm IB to implement its fleet management software systems to manage procurement across the Bottiglieri fleet.
The Neapolitan company will use the InfoSHIP application, designed and built by IB, for the digitalisation of all group procurement management processes, with the aim of automating and standardising the purchasing cycle and related warehouse functions across all operational units.
Ship crews and shore staff at the Naples head office will be able to work collaboratively in the cloud on the InfoSHIP platform, with all data and information related to purchasing requests, budgets, warehousing and spare parts distribution synchronised on the centralised platform.
“For me, the agreement with the Giuseppe Bottiglieri group is a reason for particular and personal satisfaction,” said Giampiero Soncini, CEO of IB.
“I have known and worked with the Neapolitan shipping group since 1990 and today the relationship between this historic shipping company and IB is based not only on the contents and technical values of our software, but on an even more important common factor – the desire to strengthen and grow.”
“In such a difficult and complex moment also for the maritime world, this contract is proof of trust and optimism for the future.”
The new contract was confirmed shortly after IB announced that it had closed a deal which will see Norwegian group Arribatec Solutions acquire the company for €1.6 million.