GOTHENBURG, Sweden - - Sea IT has entered a long term ICT agreement with Veritas Tankers. The agreement comprises installation of BlueCORE™ Generation 4, an ICT platform specifically developed for the marine industry, and BlueCONNECT, a virtualised software which acts as mail server and carrier controller.
Veritas Tankers will upgrade and have the installations made on all their vessels - Astina, Astral and Astoria. Sea IT will support Veritas Tankers during a 3-year period though the Fixed BlueCORE ICT agreement.
-This agreement gives us excellent operational ICT performance and minimizes the need for expensive and fragile hardware, says Ove Johnsson CEO at Veritas Tankers. We can enjoy greater operational control and focus on what we do best [shipping] while relying on Sea IT experts for support if ever needed.
BlueCORE™ is a future proof IT and communication solution developed by Sea IT for the demanding conditions in marine environments. Equipping Astina, Astral and Astoria with BlueCORE™ enables Veritas Tankers to regard its ship as remote office locations with real-time, on-line access to internal applications.
BlueCORE™ is a cost efficient, modular platform which supports Veritas Tankers business objectives. It is built to optimize business processes, reduce operational costs and to ensure maximum efficiency by utilizing all available IT resources onboard. It enables a seamless integration between the crew onboard and the office. With BlueCORE™ Veritas Tankers can integrate and structure all programs from various departments – from Technical and Operations; Chartering; Health Safety Environment & Quality; Human Resources to 3rd parties for fuel consumption, sea chart updates and more.
-Veritas Tankers has fully embraced the ICT concept and understands its business benefits, therefor we look forward to the upcoming years and hear more about increased efficiency and cost savings, says Kristian Ryberg CEO at Sea IT. With BlueCONNECT they will always know exactly which communication systems are available and which ones currently are in use.
With a flexible, scalable and easy-to use platform further cost savings can be made. BlueCONNECT, which integrates with BlueCORE, has been developed to support all leading email solutions. BlueCORE™ is a completely open architecture for M2M management and fully supports integration of future 3rd party products. 3rd party products can be integrated to further reduce costs for Veritas Tankers, for example maintenance costs.
Sea IT offers BlueCORE™ to its customers with proven and future proof products and services from global partner companies such as Inmarsat, Cobham, Sailor, Sea Tel, Jotron, Orbit, Cisco, HP and Microsoft which require none or minimal technology updates.