Pilot programme to implementation
Our offshore crew have shown great engagement throughout this process. During the Pilot Programme, Maersk Connector, Maersk Maker and Maersk Tracker tested this solution to their unique needs. In addition, the users quickly picked up the new modules with minimal training, which is promising for fleet-wide adoption. With such an intuitive platform and simple user interface, the tool in practice makes sense. The roll-out has since occurred in phases, which began in March 2021. As of May, the solution has been rolled out to 19 vessels.
Even though the modules were deemed ready for a wider release, the roll-out process has provided important feedback. As a result, we now have quite a few significant features in the pipeline. We realised that many of our vessels had their own, tailored spreadsheets with customised hotel overviews – perfect for standard crew changes on smaller vessels. The aim of the new modules is to compete with even these spreadsheets by offering integrations with the Crew module and allowing to instantly update the database regarding cabin, lifeboat and emergency duties – and export them for print.
We plan to have integrated the modules to all vessels at the beginning of Q3 2021, which coincides with the final touches being made by Hanseatic Software.