Solstad Farstad to equip entire fleet with Tero Marine management software

Norwegian software company Tero Marine has secured a contract for delivery of fleet management software to Norwegian shipping company Solstad Farstad.

Tero Marine said on Friday that it was preparing to install its TM Master suite on 150 Solstad Farstad’s vessels.

The two companies have already started a pilot project on a selected number of vessels. When this is completed, the plan is to start the roll-out of TM Master on the entire fleet.

Solstad Farstad was created through the merger of Solstad Offshore, Farstad Shipping, Deep Sea Supply and REM Offshore.

The merger left the company with four planned maintenance systems throughout the fleet, and Solstad Farstad now wants to create a streamlined operation consolidating these four systems into one system.

Tor Inge Dale, COO of Solstad Farstad, said: “The TM software fits our specific workflow, with seamless information flow between the different work areas and locations. We are convinced that TM Master will play an important role in optimizing our operations.”

Jarle Holmelid, CEO at Tero Marine, added: “It’s a great privilege for us to work with a company like Solstad Farstad. They have been very clear on how they want to integrate TM Master in their fleet operations, which provides us with exciting implementation and development challenges. For us, this is also an encouraging act of trust in a time where uncertainty characterizes parts of the shipping industry.”