World's first ship repair e-commerce portal launchedNews // October 11, 2002
The portal - www.semballiance.com - was officially launched at the Savoy hotel in London by Jan Kopernicki, Vice President of Shipping in STASCo, in the presence of Mr Heng Chiang Gnee, Chairman of Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd.
The event marks a milestone achievement for both companies - the creation of the first ever ship-repair alliance e-collaboration portal - an innovative web-based application designed to facilitate ship refits between Sembawang Shipyard and its alliance partners.
STASCo and Sembawang Shipyard were two of the first companies to have entered into a highly innovative evergreen alliance agreement on ship repair in December 1998 when Sembawang shipyard was chosen as STASCo's alliance partner.
The portal will enable both STASCo and Sembawang Shipyard to maximise the benefits of their ship repair alliance, and enable improved joint planning, and with faster and more extensive information-sharing.
Key features of the portal include increased visibility, rapid notification and response to refit project management, integration with shipyard's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) backend and specialised project management applications such as scheduling, budgeting, and cost management.
It also features an on-line inventory management application and integration with marine and offshore e-procurement hubs, which enable the management of the procurement and logistics aspects of the refits from anywhere in the world.