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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 

Papua New Guinea coastal shipping group Consort Express has chosen the TM master suite of applications from Norwegian company Tero Marine for its fleet of general cargo vessels and 14 harbour tugs from associated company Pacific Towing.

Tero Marine will provide its full range of Fleet Management software applications across Procurement, Maintenance, Crew Management, Quality and Environment.

Consort operates geared, multipurpose vessels offering scheduled liner services to the 17 main ports in Papua New Guinea. Pacific Towing provides marine services throughout PNG, Oceania and South East Asia. Both are part of the Steamships group, which is committed to well-maintained fleets with an emphasis on safety, environmental protection and sustainability.

Tero Marine CEO Rune Lyngaas said: “I want to applaud Consort for having the confidence to be making such a progressive move in these uncertain times. I am confident that our TM Master software will help optimise the management and compliance of their fleet. I would like to pay tribute to the professionalism of our knowledgeable team and in particular our colleagues in Singapore that  worked hard to win this contract by listening carefully to Consort’s needs and demonstrating that we could satisfy their requirements. We welcome both Consort Express Lines and Pacific Towing to our expanding customer community.”

“There were several reasons for choosing Tero Marine’s TM Master. The most obvious one was its complete product features and functions which suited our internal procedures and business needs. Secondly, TM Master was the most user friendly system so our crews will not have to undergo intensive training sessions,” said Chris De Villiers, COO Consort Express Lines. “Another major factor from our point of view, was the complete understanding by the team at Tero Marine of our requirements regarding our business processes. They were able to provide the right solutions to our needs and were pro-active in everything from pre-project documentation to implementation plan. In challenging times like these, we need to focus on keeping the ships sailing. Having a professional partner like we have found in Tero Marine is crucial.”

Bergen-based Tero Marine's flagship product, TM Master suite, is based on many years of Norwegian shipping knowledge, and includes modules for planned maintenance, procurement, crew management and quality & environment. Tero Marine is part of the Ocean Technologies Group.

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