Bergen, Norway, 1 September 2020 – StormGeo, the leader in weather intelligence, ship routing and fleet performance management solutions, announced today an expanded partnership with Taiwan shipping giant U-Ming Marine.
The new partnership combines U-Ming’s platform with StormGeo’s ship-to-shore fleet and voyage management solutions, FleetDSS and ECO Insight. This move represents a significant first step in U-Ming’s strategy to integrate its entire digital platform, and will apply to 33 of their vessels.
U-Ming and StormGeo already have a strong relationship through the integration of StormGeo’s weather and route optimization software, BonVoyage System (BVS). The integration of FleetDSS and ECO Insight expands U-Ming’s digitization to improve safety, fuel efficiency, compliance and sustainability.
Jeff Hsu, U-Ming’s Executive Vice-President said, “We are pleased to know that StormGeo’s ship-to-shore fleet and voyage management solutions will enable our fleet to continually visualize the location, movement, and speed of our vessels, optimizing our overall voyage performance. The enhanced visualization and transparency enabled through this partnership will lead to more efficient and effective management of our fleet.”
“There is great potential when utilizing an integrated solution that is provided by one company,” said Dr. Thilo Dückert, StormGeo’s Vice President of Fleet Performance Management. “Our ship-to-shore fleet and voyage management solutions can connect to all onboard data collection systems to improve efficiency and safety. Shore-based business units of U-Ming can quickly and easily make different business movements due to the benefits of connectivity and visibility from our all-in-one integrated digitalization solutions.”
About U-Ming Marine
U-Ming Marine was established in 1984 to provide marine transportation of cement, dry commodities and industrial raw materials, specializing in the trading of vessels and agency services. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, one of the nine listed companies within the Far Eastern Group. It established it headquarters in Taiwan, forming three fully-owned subsidiaries in Singapore, Hong Kong and Xiamen to extend its service to customers worldwide.
StormGeo is a global provider of weather intelligence and decision support services, with leading solutions for shipping, oil and gas, renewable energy, utilities, cross industry and aviation. More than 12,000 ships rely on StormGeo software or services for navigational planning, route optimization, weather and fleet performance, and 65,000 voyages are routed annually. The company has 24 offices in 18 countries, including eight 24/7/365 global operations centers. As a participant in the UN Global Compact for Sustainable Ocean Business, StormGeo’s passion for weather and the protection of natural resources motivates us to support our clients to make informed, environmentally responsible business decisions.