5 challenges of the maritime logistic industry

I can almost hear you thinking aloud: “We have much more challenges in our logistics then only 5!” Yes, that is definitely true. But in this blog we will focus on the (in our opinion) most important ones.

In order to get both logistics, operational and financial processes under control, you need to have all the right and accurate information. How on earth can you manage all this logistics in one system? Which solution suits your company best? We can imagine this whole selection process is very hard to manage.

The shipping industry has a large variety of activities that need to be planned and registered – activities carried out under your own management or by third parties. Do you recognise any of the following?

  • You would like to map out operations first-hand as quickly and as in depth as possible, but you are dependent on the willingness and capability of people within your own organization and third parties to do this.
  • You make contract agreements based on many different parameters, which are specific to the shipping industry and which cannot be entered in standard systems, thereby leaving you unable to perform automatic calculations.
  • You find it complicated to enter the different kinds of cargo into your system because each cargo type has its own handling and storage procedures, which as a result produce specific parameters for billing purposes.
  • You want to manage costs, but you can’t compute all costs globally because it is difficult to consolidate information from different systems.
  • It is difficult to look back and estimate the extent to which you have efficiently used your sparse human and material resources and the extent to which you have profitably sold your services.

These challenges are our daily business.

For many years our teams have been developing a laser-sharp focused solution to give you the best user experience as possible. Our industry experts with countless years of maritime experience, started out rethinking the whole logistic process. Based on the reliable Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform and the creative ideas envisioned by our teams, we built what we consider the leader in maritime ERP systems. Working together for you now and in the future.

We are happy to discuss your challenges and to share our knowledge of the maritime sector with you. Interested? You can reach us at T: +31(0)88 42 42 424.