The new facilities will enable situational awareness for both duty-personnel and Thome’s crisis teams, remote tracking of individual ships in the fleet, passage planning, security risk assessment, weather routing, video conferencing, integrated vessel management system (NAU) implementation and individual on-board CCTV remote monitoring by the hub.

“The Operations Hub means that we now have an even closer control of our managed fleet, offering our clients up to date information and even greater improvements in our ship management services. The monitoring capabilities provided by the hub will enable us to direct our managed fleet more efficiently saving time and improving our operational efficiency. Furthermore, in times of emergency we can react much more quickly and get faster and more accurate information about the situation in real time, allowing our crisis teams to make informed decisions on how to resolve any issues,” said Claes Eek Thorstensen, President and CCO of the Thome Group.

Furthermore, the hub's interior design keeps the staff in alert and enables them to react quickly in case of emergency.

Credit: Thome

“The close monitoring of our managed fleet is essential for us to help optimise our operational efficiencies and I have no doubt that the creation of this hi-tech office will allow us to further improve our ship management services for our clients,” Olav Nortun, CEO of the Thome Group, concluded.