“We evaluated a number of voyage management systems in our selection process, but felt that there was a natural strategic fit between Synergy Marine Group and Q88. Our respective companies prioritise continuous innovation and exploit the possibilities of the latest technologies to keep ahead of the rapidly changing industry trends.”Synergy Marine Commercial Management
“Chembulk Operations and Chartering started using the Milbros system in 2011 and we find it to be a very valuable tool. Operations is using the booking list module to prepare cargo programs and stowages for each voyage. The booking list enables the operators to quickly send the cargo information for the voyage to the Master and agents. The Milbros commodity and chemical database is very extensive and allows both commercial and operation staff access to cargo information. Milbros will also quickly add any new grades after providing an MSDS for the grade.”Chembulk Tankers
“We have been using Milbros in our London office since 2009. We find Milbros to be a valuable tool for evaluating the carriage requirements for the many chemical cargoes being quoted in the market. Operators can quickly find all the information needed to determine the proper stowage on board. Milbros is very responsive to cargo questions and they update the data base with new cargoes shortly after the cargoes have been evaluated by the IMO. The system is customizable to suit company requirements and features such as the Booking List and vessel tank plans are very useful tools. The system is Internet based and vessels can be supplied with an offline version.”MOL Chemical Tankers
“Chemship operations and chartering has been using Milbros since 2007. We find it to be an important tool in our daily operations. It provides staff with the information needed to determine stowage requirements and provides useful safety and handling information. The cargo list is quite extensive, including all cargoes in the IBC Code, MEPC.2/Circular and new Tripartite Agreements. Milbros keeps subscribers updated with latest cargo information from the IMO and enters new cargo details quite quickly.”Chemship B.V.
“Q88Dry has been a massive relief regarding the endless pursuit of certificates and questionnaires. Having everything in one place when you need it has been a huge time saver. Another feature which was also very helpful is having all questionnaires completed via the offline Baltic99 questionnaire. The system is very user-friendly which we highly appreciate. The company provided us with detailed trainings in order to make sure we take advantage of all the benefits Q88 has to offer.
All in all, We are very happy to use Q88Dry. Thank you!”
“Since signing up with Q88 in 2013, we have found this tool invaluable in terms of maintaining up to date information about our ships. Q88 has been instrumental in developing the outlook and contents of our own specialized questionnaires, which matches our requirements. It is also worth exploring the fleet report and vessel compare functions – these are really useful tools for us. The certificate and document management module of the system has simplified our routine work, which certainly saves us valuable time. The Q88 staff are always very friendly and helpful. Due to their strategically placed offices, we never wait long before we receive a reply to our query.”Lauritzen Bulkers
“As shipping offices reduce their staff in order to survive the current poor market conditions, they need to find innovative ways in which to handle routine administrative activities that soak up a lot of time. Q88Dry.com is one such innovation; a system that enables vessel owner’s to build a user friendly and reliable data base for their fleet. Not only does the system allow users to create questionnaires in different formats to suit customer’s needs, it also provides a feature to remind Owner’s when ships certificates are due for renewal. A further time saving feature is the system’s ability to interface with vessel operating systems that allow the automatic upload of vessels descriptions. This together with excellent support from Q88’s staff makes us happy to recommend the Q88Dry.com web site.”Island View Shipping
“There is no denying the fact that Q88 LLC is providing an excellent tool with Q88Dry which makes daily business much more attractive. As Vetting issues on Bulkers are becoming more and more important as well, this tool is very beneficial, especially when it comes to completion of different Questionnaires for Vetting departments or charterer side.
We all know time is money in this business and it is needless to say that these tools save a lot of time. Questionnaires can be easily updated which makes manual completion of several word format documents become redundant. The Certificates section is also time effective and easy to handle for any kind of user. On top of that, the support staff is always friendly, whenever I call and whomever I have on the other end of the phone.”
“The Q88Dry.com staff listens to our needs to improve the efficiency of our shipping operations. They would do whatever they can to keep the clients happy, and to make sure that the contents are delivered to the needs. The online questionnaires are just a few clicks away which makes our lives easier in a hectic fixing marked.”Bocimar International NV
“Q88Dry.com has immeasurably improved the lives of those on the Chartering and the Operation teams. With our continuously growing fleet it is excellent to have such a system that stores all our vessel’s details and that is not only extremely easy to search for specific information but also subtract the already filled-in questionnaires. This relieves us from having to complete what can be very tiresome questionnaires each week and also means that our Masters are no longer required to answer the same questions over and over again. A great benefit to us all. In addition, the good people at Q88Dry.com are always just an email or phone call away to answer any questions, remedy any problems and implement what changes that we may ask of them.”Pacific Basin Shipping
“Q88.com is tremendously convenient. With the ability to have all this information (questionnaires, vettings, certificates, etc.) on one site and so easily accessible is extremely helpful. The support staff has always been a pleasure to work with – they go above and beyond to help assist you with any questions, comments or concerns you have about the system.”d’Amico Shipping USA
“Q88.com has provided the ideal solution to the ever increasing demands placed on our operations staff for the reliable and accurate completion of commercial questionnaires. We are also able to easily handle a frequently changing fleet profile by quickly establishing a large information source for the vessels we operate. The product is frequently enhanced to provide extra tools for our busy operations department and any support required is effective and readily available. We also like the flexibility of being able to grant access to various business partners who can access data and input additional information (such as the vetting status) for vessels under their responsibility. An excellent product that has saved us countless hours and undoubtedly made our operation more efficient.”V.Ships UK Ltd
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