30 September 2011
WE have had a number of enquiries recently about our Vessel-Based Redirect Module so we thought we would shed more light on its function.
VBR is a tool that enables you to analyse the complete performance of your managed fleet in multiple locations or with multiple owners giving you a complete view of the fleet purchasing performance.
It works for both a Ship manager with multiple owners using a single purchasing system or for a ship owner with multiple separate offices using a single purchasing system and the setup is quite straightforward.
The only requirement is that each transaction be exported with the IMO number of the vessel. The grouping of IMO numbers (owner and office) is kept on the ShipServ TradeNet server.
When the transaction is forwarded through TradeNet, the receiving supplier can easily tell to which grouping the vessel belongs in.
This means if your company has one set of ships operating out of Hong Kong and another set of ships operated out of New York, the supplier will see Hong Kong and New York separately.
If your company has multiple owners, the supplier will see that the purchases you are making are “for and on behalf of owners as per power of attorney”.
With ShipServ’s KPI and WebReporting tools you are able to see the overall performance of your company and by using our Vessel-Based Redirect service, you can analyse the information by location or entity, or across the entire fleet in real-time.
Contact your Client Relations manager to find out more about VBR and how you can get the most of it.