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Challenges for ship management to prevail Covid-19 international shock, through innovative digital technologies


Further to the turbulence on international trade created by Covid-19 epidemic, modern ship management requires the use of leading technologies. The Ukrainian operator MESTEX SHIPPING COMPANY explains how to use these digital tools.


Challenging times for shipping

Despite on the constant increase of the freight rates in the container ship market, shipping companies are experiencing restrictions due to the Covid-19. The current downturn is persisting much longer than the industry expected. It is no longer sustainable to retreat behind the traditional response that ship-ping is used to ups and downs.  But out of adversity comes opportunity. Unable to control external factors, many shipping companies are now focusing on internal operations including commercial, operations and fleet to strengthen their business. Unable to control external factors, many shipping companies are now focusing on internal operations including commercial, operations and fleet to strengthen their business. Enterprise Resource Planning systems provide accurate, real-time insight and information into the daily running of organisations, all while helping reduce administration and operational costs by over 20%. Today, technology has become more of a game changer that can spur top-line growth, and create new business models.

Technology is a game changer

Despite some steps in the right direction, too many shipping companies are still being held back by legacy IT systems and antiquated processes. Across the globe, technology is driving the most significant changes to business processes and ways of working since the industrial revolution. Today, technology has become more of a game changer that can spur top-line growth, and create new business models. The winners are those enterprises that understand the strategic potential of information technology (IT) and integrate it into everything they do.

What is a Ship’s FLEET MANAGER?

Fleet Manager is the cloud-based all-in-one software solution for shipping companies. The system is web-based and can be used without any installation. It centralises all information by removing data silos and makes insights available for all employees as well as crews at sea.

The cloud-based design of the application gives you the freedom to use it anytime, anywhere and browser-independent. Even on smartphone always have access to the most important information. Fleet Manager offers tailor-made applications for all different departments of your company and increases collaboration, streamlines processes and can be used intuitively.

Customise Ship’s Fleet Manager for Shipping Company’s needs

Packages are specially adapted to the requirements of the different departments of Shipping company. Bundled premium apps ensure Shipping Company have the tools at hand that are needed to handle Shipping’s Company daily tasks. Providing Ship’s Fleet Manager as a software as a service (SaaS) solution offers the flexibility to simply choose the packages.


MESTEX SHIP MANAGEMENT offers for our clients a comprehensive suite of ship management solutions. MESTEX SHIPPING COMPANY have the expertise, experience, reputation and network of high-level contacts to ensure the success of any shipping venture. Since 2001 MESTEX has been specifying, procuring and technically managing ships for itself and others, in addition to building and maintaining long term charter relationships and commercially managing ships and pools.

MESTEX uses modern IT technologies to perform high-quality ship management. Fleet Manager is the cloud-based all-in-one software solution.


For further information: www.mestexshipping.com