VIKING started addressing this over 10 years and is now broadly promoting the latest addition to its Shipowner Agreement. Called Safety Management, the new top-tier option under the concept caters to those who see the large benefits to be gained from having a single global expert streamline and simplify all aspects of safety compliance – freeing up resources to boost the core business.
On the product side, Safety Management ads dynamic and digital service optimization on top of the premium safety products, proactive planning, and expert service execution at fixed prices that have already seen agreements signed up for thousands of vessels - at a 98% contract renewal rate.
Of course, Safety Management is not a perfect fit for every operator. Depending on several factors, such as sailing patterns, flag state, fleet size, composition, and more, some shipowners remain best suited with one of the many other options under the Shipowner Agreement concept. Many operators start out with just one or two safety equipment types under agreement and sign up for more as the benefits are established. In fact, 70% of owners expand their agreement within the first year – and this trend goes for both smaller fleets and for major global container carriers alike.
Everything included - with OEM quality
Following recent acquisitions of marine fire service major Drew Marine FSR and renowned lifeboat and davit supplier Norsafe, the product and servicing setup available under the Shipowner Agreement umbrella has never been greater. Spanning everything from premium lifesaving equipment, to globally uniform servicing with OEM competence and state-of-the-art VIKING Safety Academy training, customers can enjoy convenient access to the full-circle value chain that goes into ensuring 360° asset and crew safety at full compliance – from one supplier, globally.