Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New App Enables Shipping Groups Worldwide Fleet Control

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UK – WORLDWIDE – For a name that in the world of shipping is bordering on the prehistoric, Lloyds Register always tries to stay ahead of the game and the latest product from a company originally formed in 1760 is no exception. Lloyd’s Register Marine has created an app to enable access to ship and fleet data from anywhere in the world.

This new app, using the functionality of LR’s award-winning web service Class Direct, has been specifically designed to give users access to the information they need whenever and wherever, and is available now for free on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Users of the Class Direct app are able to book a survey with LR, monitor and check the status of their vessel’s surveys, browse the classification data the Register holds for specific vessels and create a list of their ‘favourite’ vessels for quicker access. Jo Townsend, Head of LR Fleet Services, explained:

"The new app demonstrates Lloyd’s Register at our pioneering best. It has been completely designed around the needs of our clients, allowing them to access their fleet data while on the move and book surveys with ease."

Plaudits have arrived already from Lloyd’s clients with Anastasia Alyfanti, Fleet Co-ordinator of Piraeus-based Navios Ship Management, saying:

"The app will be invaluable when an urgent matter arises and a senior officer is out of the office or during the weekend when we need to arrange a survey.”

Dimitris Kainadas, Marine Engineer for Greek ship managers Thenamaris, added:

"The mobility the app offers is great. You can quickly and easily check vessel information when on the move.”

The Class Direct smartphone and tablet app is available now on the App Store and Google Play. To download the relevant version of the app for your device click HERE.

Photo: How the new app looks on various Apple and Android devices.