Meet Klaveness at our temporary office in Tokyo 3-14 September
Digital solutions in shipping will be at the top of the agenda when we meet industrial clients, ship owners and operators in Japan at our temporary office in Tokyo 3-14 September.
Instead of sending staff on regular business trips to Japan for a day or two, we decided last year to set up an office for two weeks in Tokyo to allow our managers to spend more time with our close clients.
The positive feedback on the initiative exceeded expectations, and is why we have decided to repeat the success this year.
From Monday 3 September to Friday 14 September, we will occupy an office in Tokyo’s Marunouchi downtown business district at Level 21, Shin-Marunouchi Center Building,1-6-2.
During the first week, 3-7 September, five Panamax team members from Singapore will work in the office. They will be joined in the second week by two people from the Singapore-based Supramax team as well as people from the combination carriers CABU team. Head of Klaveness Digital (CDO), Aleksander Stensby will be present in the office on 12-14 September to showcase the company’s digital initiatives.
In Japan, it is all about building relationships and later the business will come to you.
With this annual temporary office, we’ll be able to spend more time with our clients and when we’re not meeting them we just get on with our normal jobs,” says Michael Jørgensen, Vice President and Head of Panamax Pacific at Klaveness Asia in Singapore, who will attend the virtual office both weeks.
Jørgensen, who is Danish, has been working in the shipping industry for 20 years and has been located in Asia since 2002 – most of the time with Klaveness. He is especially happy with that Head of Klaveness Digital Stensby will join this time from the company’s headquarters in Oslo.
Japan very much craves digital solutions for shipping. Klaveness has been working with a digital agenda for the past two, three years and we believe that the time has now come to get Japan more involved says Jørgensen.
Klaveness is very much committed to digitisation and offers two digital shipping products as well as a big data platform.
CARGO, an easy-to-use logistics platform, was developed to make the lives of cargo customers easier and more efficient, while keeping them better informed, by making all relevant voyages and inventories accessible on one platform.
PERFORM was created for ship operators to provide them with relevant, real-time and actionable data about fuel consumption and vessel performance, using advanced satellite tracking.
KPLATFORM, or Klaveness Digital Platform, is a cloud-based, multi-tenant platform for securing data storage, processing and analysis.
Klaveness’s industrial customers in Japan come from various sectors such as grainhouses, steel mills, power companies and trading houses. Japan is also home to the most ship owners in the world after Greece.
“With this two-week office, we’re hoping to create closer relationships with all our existing clients and find more solutions for their day-to-day operations. We like to see ourselves as consultants who understand our customers and who are willing to discuss potential solutions that will bring them ahead of the game,” says Jørgensen.