A system of measurable standards for the shipping industry is being outlined to a wider maritime audience during a series of workshops being held this month by the InterManager-led KPI Association in Europe and the Far East.
A workshop was held at the Digital Shipping event in Hamburg, Germany, and a seminar for invited guests in Copenhagen at the beginning of February and this week (w/c Feb 13) several workshops are being held in Singapore, with more planned throughout this year.
InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, is using the workshops as a means of communicating a better understanding of how the measurement system works, including explanations of the performance indicators being used and the process of collecting data.
In Singapore this week InterManager Secretary General Kuba Szymanski, together with InterManager vice president George Hoyt and Markus Schmitz, Managing Director of SoftImpact, led the first full day workshop which was held at the offices of V.Ships (courtesy of V.Ships Singapore Managing Director, Captain Satnam Kumar). He said: “This is a good opportunity for us to talk to current and potential users of the KPI system and explain the benefits first hand as well as addressing common misconceptions. It is also good to hear actual users of the system explaining how they are benefiting from it and have them share their experiences with the wider industry.”
Workshops on the 14th and 15th of September are being held in association GVF – UK EMP during the Maritime Insights conference at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore.
In addition, InterManager has establishes an Asia-based KPI support network to enable users to share best practice and other information. More information on the KPI Association can be found on the website: www.shipping-kpi.org
Notes To Editors:
The Shipping KPI Standard was developed with shipping companies and maritime organisations and introduces a global shipping industry standard for defining, measuring and reporting information on operational performance in order to:
boost performance improvements internally in companies engaged in the ship operation activities,
provide an efficient communication platform of ship operation performance to internal and external stakeholders.