FOUNDER MEMBERS

Shipdex™ Protocol has been developed by the following companies (known as Founder Members):

Alfa Laval website Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval can be found on board most ships and provides support through a global organization. Our products include systems for fuel conditioning, separation, heating, cooling, tank cleaning, filtration, desalination, waste treatment and ballast water treatment.
As a leading supplier, we strive for the most efficient, reliable and environmental solutions.Our drive is the partnership with our many customers - together we set the standard.
Grimaldi Group website Grimaldi compagnia di navigazione S.p.A.
The Grimaldi Group (Naples), founded in 1945, is today a specialist in the roll on/roll off method of shipment and currently owns one of the largest fleets of ro/ro multipurpose and car carrier vessels in the world.
After developing in the 1960's its maritime services within the Mediterranean, the Group expanded into other areas of the world and further developed the ro/ro concept with increasingly sophisticated and flexible ro/ro multipurpose vessels.
The Grimaldi Group, with a fleet of about 100 owned and chartered vessels, offers today regular liner services covering North Europe, the Mediterranean, West/Central Africa and South America for the transport of cars, vans, trucks and other commercial vehicles, all types of containers, general cargo (paper, forestry products, etc.), project cargo.
Every year, the Group carriers through its various services about 1 million vehicles produced by the biggest car manufacturers in the world, its main customers. With the aim of becoming a Multimodal Transport Operator and follow the "door-to-door" transport concept, the Grimaldi Group has been recently investing in shore infrastructure such as port terminals, car/container storing areas and pre-delivery centres (PDI) and has set up, with strategic partners, trucking companies for the transport of vehicles.
The Grimaldi Group (Naples) includes the following companies: Atlantica S.p.A. di Navigazione, Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione S.p.A., Industria Armamento Meridionale S.p.A., Atlantic Container Line.
Moreover, the Grimaldi Group has recently acquired the 60% of FINNLINES and manages the Company, 31% of MINOAN LINE and set up the new maltese company Malta Motorways of the Sea Ltd in order to strengthen the already consolidated Grimaldi global network.
Intership Navigation website Intership Navigation Co. Ltd
Intership Navigation Co. Ltd (ISN) was founded in 1988 with German background and by German personnel in Limassol, Cyprus. Primarily a ship owning company, ISN has also expanded into full management for a small number of owners.
ISN presently manages a fleet of 52 vessels made up of dry-cargo ships, LPG tankers and product carriers.
ISN has seventeen ships on order and under construction in Japan and China.
In addition to the full management, ISN is appointed crew manager for a further eighty vessels of German owners. The crewing department is today employing some 2,500 seafarers of various nationalities.
The company has established technical support offices in the United States of America and in Brisbane, Australia. Together with ISN's other offices in Germany (commercial management), Poland (manning agencies) and the Philippines (manning and training), these make up a truly global organization able to respond to problems at any given time.
Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd website Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd
The Mastermind Group was founded in 1999 by captain Eugen-Henning Adami, who migrated from Germany to Cyprus in 1988 and became a Cypriot national in 2010. Principally a ship-owning company, Mastermind has expanded also into ship-management with the establishment of Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd.™ (MSM). The Mastermind Group holds also a substantial ownership in the Cypriot investment company Navinvest Holdings Limited, which has specialized in ship-owning.

MSM prides itself in being very innovative and instrumental in developing its new ship designs with shipyards in Japan and China. The MSM vessels are initially developed by the companys founder capt. Eugen-Henning Adami and have found great attraction in the international ship-owing arena. The yards have eventually succeeded delivering more than 50 vessels from each of our designs to various ship-owners worldwide.
MacGREGOR a part of Cargotec Group website MacGREGOR a part of Cargotec Group
MacGregor offers world leading engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads. The scope of our integrated packages is growing and now also includes Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex products.

MacGregor serves the offshore, maritime transportation and naval logistics markets in ports and terminals as well as on board ships and rigs. MacGregor solutions combine load and cargo access, stowage, care and handling functions to optimise lifetime profitability, productivity and environmental sustainability. www.macgregor.com

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.
MAN Diesel & Turbo website MAN Diesel & Turbo
MAN Diesel & Turbo is the world's leading provider of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications. It designs two-stroke and four-stroke engines that are manufactured both by the company and by its licensees. The engines have power outputs ranging from 47 kW to 87 MW. MAN Diesel & Turbo also designs and manufactures gas turbines of up to 50 MW, steam turbines of up to 150 MW and compressors with volume flows of up to 1.5 million m3/h and pressures of up to 1,000 bar. The product range is rounded off by turbochargers, CP propellers, gas engines, engines for locomotives and chemical reactors.

MAN Diesel & Turbo's range of goods includes complete marine propulsion systems, turbomachinery units for the oil & gas as well as the process industries and turnkey power plants. Customers receive worldwide after-sales services marketed under the MAN PrimeServ brand. The company employs around 12,500 staff at more than 100 international sites, primarily in Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Italy, India and China.
MAN Diesel & Turbo is a company of the Power Engineering business area of MAN SE, which is listed on the DAX share index of the 30 leading companies in Germany.
SpecTec Group website SpecTec Group Holdings Ltd
SpecTec Group is a company specialised in the offering of software and services in the field of Asset Management.
Our software AMOS (Asset Management Operating System) allows operation and control of all Technical and Documentation aspects in the fields of: Maintenance, Spare parts and Stock control, Purchasing and Procurement, Quality and Safety documentation management, Voyage management (for shipping), Personnel management.
SpecTec product "AMOS Data Manager" allows validating, importing and browsing any data sets made accordingly to Shipdex™ Protocol.
Also, consultancy on Shipdex™ Protocol and data sets production, based on already existing technical manuals, can be supplied.
Yanmar website Yanmar Company Ltd.
YANMAR provides various products for markets of marine, agriculture and other industries by means of diesel engines. YANMAR is proud of the top class technology of world in the marine field by the broad product line-up such as main propulsion engines from low to high speed, generator engines, FRP ships, and ocean machinery and by the environmental adaptability such as, low emission, low fuel consumption, and low vibration,

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