Neste Shipping transports about 40 million tons of crude oil, oil products and chemicals annually; tonnage consists not only of crude oil, product and chemical tankers but also of two barge / pusher combinations and three tugboats. The operations are concentrated mainly on the Baltic, the North Sea and the North Atlantic region.
Veson says that the visual design of IMOS helps to shorten training time for new staff getting accustomed to the system, and provides companies a corporate wide, consolidated platform for access to crucial information.
"The greatest benefit we have experienced is having an integrated system that handles chartering, operations and accounting," explains Joakim Kärkkäinen, vice president of Neste Oil Corporation's Shipping, Finance and IT Department.
The software was installed alongside the company's existing corporate financials system, and Mr Kärkkäinen says that he was pleased with the success of the implementation process.
"The project received a very high score in the end evaluation of the project which proves that the people involved - both end-users and staff involved in the implementation - felt that the project was a big success," he said. "I can confidently say that this implementation was the most successful I've ever seen."