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Norwegian shipowner partners with IT company Visolit

Ship owning company KGJS headquartered in Bergen, Norway, has chosen Visolit as its new Cloud partner.

The agreement encompasses the IT -management of 37 ships, in cooperation with the ship management experts, OSM Maritime, as well as office locations in Bergen and Oslo. The agreement has an estimated value of approx. 25 MNOK.

As part of the agreement, KGJS’ employees within IT-management and operations in Bergen will transfer to Visolit, strengthening the unique competencies and skills essential to growing the business in the shipping industry.

“The shipping industry is transforming, both in terms of technology and digitalisation, but also in solutions and way-of-work. By investing in technology and working with strong partners such as Visolit and OSM Maritime, we are improving our competitive advantage,” commented CEO of KGJS, Geir Mjelde.

“We are proud to be the preferred Cloud IT-Partner for a renowned global ship owning company, with roots in the widely recognised maritime cluster in Bergen. The agreement strengthens Visolit’s position as a leading player in Cloud solutions and in the shipping industry,” said CEO of Visolit, Terje Mjøs.

“The shipping industry has a proud history, and an exciting future, with estimated growth in global trade, increasing global energy needs and further development of international standards. Visolit’s Public Cloud expertise combined with the know-how of KGJS and OSM Maritime, enable us to create the next generation of Ship Management Services. We look forward to empowering KGJS’s and OSM Maritime’s business further through strong partnerships,” continued Mr Mjøs.

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