Q88 LLC has announced that Maran Tankers Management has selected Q88’s voyage management system, Q88VMS, to manage the company’s chartering and commercial operations. The cloud-based platform will allow Maran Tankers Management seamlessly to operate its growing fleet across their various offices without disruption or delay. “Q88VMS’ integrated approach to managing the voyage chain was a huge factor for our company, which encourages team work, open dialogue and sharing of information,” said Georgios Asteros, Operations Director of Maran Tankers Management.
“Having chartering, operations and post fixture in various offices across the globe, we needed a system that not only enables quick and accurate voyage calculations, fixtures, operations and reporting but also works across devices and locations. Q88 has delivered on their promise, getting us up and running in days.” Q88VMS, the latest product in Q88 LLC’s portfolio, is a web-based platform for managing all voyage related information.
Built by people with chartering and operations experience, Q88VMS is designed to empower its users, catering to real-world industry dynamics. Q88VMS’ user base has more than doubled over the past 9 months, with the majority of growth concentrated in Europe. Fritz Heidnereich, President of Q88 LLC, said, “We are very excited about Maran Tankers Management joining the Q88VMS community. Greece is a crucial market to us, and having a company like Maran Tankers, with such great history and a reputation of excellence, onboard is huge. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Maran Tankers and further serving the Greek shipping community.”
Maran Tankers Management (“MTM”) is the Oil Tanker Shipping unit of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited (“ASGL”). MTM was established in 1992 to manage the Oil Tankers of ASGL. ASGL has a well-established track record in shipping, dating back to 1947. ASGL’s fleet now comprises bulk carriers, tankers and LNG vessels. Today it employs a staff of approximately 300 shoreside professionals as well as over 3,700 officers and crew. Today, MTM manages a fleet of over 40 vessels including VLCC’s, SUEZMAX’s and AFRAMAX’s, with more vessels scheduled to be delivered in the coming months.
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