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K Marine Ship Management Pte. Ltd. and Solverminds Jointly Develop Dedicated SIRE 2.0 (New Ship Inspection) Program-Ready Management Module

Through an efficient and user-friendly platform in KONeCT; K Marine Ship Management in collaboration with technology firm Solverminds, look to reduce the manual effort of the Vetting Management process by over 70%.

Singapore, 09-Jan-2023


K Marine Ship Management Pte. Ltd. (KMSM), a ship management company of the Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) Group, completed the development of a dedicated SIRE 2.0-ready management module with SVM Solutions and Technologies Pte. Ltd. (Solverminds). This development is ahead of the initiatives of other companies.


The SIRE 2.0 based, Vetting Inspection module is a part of the KONeCT ERP developed in collaboration with Solverminds basis their Digital Ship Management ERP MACK. This solution is expected to become a benchmark for operational efficiency in the inspection space, while enhancing user experience by virtue of simplicity, intelligence, and capability of complying with the ever-shifting tides of the shipping industry.


 The Solution, implemented within KONECT’s Safety & Inspection Management suite, works as a comprehensive reporting, inspection management, and repository platform which further encompasses the new concepts of CVIQ as per SIRE 2.0’s new structure.

KONeCT is Digital Ship Management ERP adopted by KMSM and developed by Solverminds. KONeCT includes the Safety Management System, QHSE, Inspection Management, Planned Maintenance, Procurement and Competence/Learning Management and many more functions to be a fully integrated solution. KONeCT contributes towards Big Data Initiatives, Process Optimization and Safe Operations of KMSM.

KONeCT stands to be one of the first platforms in the world to incorporate the new process of Negative Observation and follow-ups based on the categorization and Cause Analysis; hence allowing an efficient and structured management of Vetting Reporting with SIRE 2.0 compliance at its core. Validations and rules have been built in carefully to avoid any human errors and automate the next processes.

From left to right:

Capt. Prerit Awasthi, Team KONeCT Manager of KMSM

Capt. Michinori Morohara, Quality Control Group Manager/Designated Person Ashore of KMSM

Capt. Shoji Fukuda, CEO of KMSM

Capt. Ritesh Sood, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Solverminds Singapore

Capt. Pranshu Vasisht, Quality Control Group Team Member, KMSM

KMSM and Solverminds synergized on being ready in advance for SIRE 2.0 and thus proactively commenced the collaborative development in 2022. Careful details of the process have been built in keeping in mind the stakeholders of this are on the Ships as well as office. The structured process approach ensures it also complements KMSM’s training and familiarization program for SIRE 2.0 inspection process.  

As a next step, in the coming months the Pre-Inspection Questionnaire (PIQ), which smartly gathers data from within the KONeCT ERP and uses smart tools to automatically identify exceptions that could lead to errors in submission.


About K Marine Ship Management


Incorporated in Singapore on 31st January 2022, K Marine Ship Management Pte. Ltd. (“KMSM”) is a ship management company offering comprehensive services to Oil Tankers, LPG Carriers, LNG Carriers and LNG Bunkering Vessels for our businesses in Asia. KMSM also houses our newly established Technical Division, which aims to accelerate our efforts in our digital transformation and commitment to decarbonisation. KMSM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd and is one of the global bases of the “K” Line Group Companies supporting the activities in Asia.


About Solverminds


Solverminds is a leading global technology company providing enterprise resource management solutions, consulting, and data analytics services to a maritime industry where business meets the technology. The vision of the company is to develop a “Truly” integrated Enterprise Application Suites for the Ship Management and Liner Shipping Companies. Deeper domain expertise and advanced technology platforms offer a complete range of technology products for liner operations management, ship management, agency management, advanced analytics, optimization, consulting, digitization, support, and development services. Since the establishment in 2003, Solverminds has grown to become a one stop digitization, solutions, and innovation partner for its valued global clientele.


For further information, please contact:

Michinori Morohara


Tel: +65-6322-1820



(SVM Solutions and Technologies Pte. Ltd)

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