Operational efficiencies a key challenge for the Shipping industry

Operational efficiencies for Shipping & Ports

Your business partner with the skills and knowledge to help you operate efficiently.



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Partner, Head of Shipping Services

KPMG in Greece

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Shipping and Ports have been operating in an increasingly challenging economic environment, characterized by demand and supply imbalances, volatile freight rates and vessel values, increasing regulation, environmental concerns, piracy and geopolitical risks, among others. All these factors have contributed to a demanding business environment that puts even seasoned shipping executives to the test.

Key challenges

  • Strategic and operational analysis 
  • Processes’ improvement
  • Developing clear and achievable action plans
  • Supporting or implementing action plans and measuring the results 
  • Value proposition and value chain analysis
  • Operational Benchmarking
  • Data & Analytics for operational improvement along with business modeling
  • Enterprise Risk Assessment/ Management
  • Operational Plan & Turnaround (distress situations)
  • Feasibility Study for synergies and Cost Savings
  • IT investments management 
  • Vessel scheduling
  • Freight risk management
  • Business Technology Strategy & Transformation services
  • IT Operating Model Design
  • Cloud Strategy, Architecture & Management
  • Digital and Mobile Solutions Strategy & Management
  • IT Program Management & PMO
  • Cyber Planning & Transformation
  • Implementation of Business Applications (SAP - ERP)
  • Design and Implementation of Business Intelligence & Data Analytics (BI/MIS), 
  • Implementation of Enterprise Performance Management – Measurement systems 
  • Robotics and Cognitive Automation services
  • SAP- ERP optimization services
  • IT internal Audit Co/Outsourcing
  • Business Continuity Management planning.
  • Robotics Process Automation (RPA)

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