MarineCFO introducing Shipmate at WorkBoat show

(NEW ORLEANS) — Building on the recent success of its workboat application Vessel365, MarineCFO is introducing the complimentary Shipmate Partner Network during the 2016 International WorkBoat Show.

The face of maritime consultancy is changing and MarineCFO is making every effort to provision marine surveyors, auditors and engineers with the necessary tools to better serve workboat operator clients while optimizing consultants’ profitability, said Dean Shoultz, MarineCFO chief technology officer.

Maritime consultants participating as a Shipmate receive free access to and training for MarineCFO’s suite of operational, safety, security and engineering solutions, including the Vessel365 application and Endurance modules, according to Shoultz.  Advanced notification of new feature sets and opportunities in the development process are also made available to Shipmates free of charge.

“As a trusted technology partner to the maritime industry, MarineCFO’s mission is to empower the marine consultant with the means to enhance their own business through improvement of their clients’ processes. Participating as a MarineCFO Shipmate positions the consultant within a wider maritime collaborative network with the advantage of easy-to-use compliance, configuration, engineering and security tools. Best of all, Shipmate participation is free,” said David Hanowski, MarineCFO chief executive officer.

“Two key factors impacting the maritime consultancy-maritime technology crossroads are the technology engagement level of marine operators and the technology tools and support available to maritime consultants in assisting the marine operator’s engagement,” said Laura Martin, MarineCFO vice president of client services. “Our gap analysis shows that consultants maximizing their use of technology tools achieve a higher degree of profitability while typically exceeding the marine operators’ commercial, regulatory, safety and security requirements.”

While there is no fee for participation, marine safety, security, and engineering consultants interested in becoming a Shipmate may apply on the MarineCFO website at

MarineCFO will also be taking Shipmate applications at the International WorkBoat Show, Booth 1844.

By Professional Mariner Staff