Q88 and Dataloy Systems deliver automated cargo history integration to support Maritime Digital Transformation


Q88, a global provider of SaaS technology to the maritime industry, and Dataloy Systems, a leading provider of technologically advanced and integrated maritime software, are joining forces as master partners to automate questionnaire management data for ship owners, charterers, and operators.

This new data-driven solution combines the power of Dataloy software with the efficiency of the Q88 tanker information management platform. Both software – with their open and flexible architecture of APIs for interfacing voyage data – are designed to reflect the way people work, with a strategic focus on tools to help clients reduce manual works and make better-informed decisions.

The integration of cargo history data from Dataloy VMS automates the response to all cargo history and last cargoes carried questions on the questionnaires on Q88.com and Q88Dry. Once enabled, the answer to questions like 12.1 on the Q88, listing the last three cargoes carried, are populated from Dataloy VMS automatically, increasing accuracy and saving time.

Questions about recent cargoes carried are common on many questionnaires and compiling the data manually from the voyage management system to type the answer when preparing the questionnaire is tedious and prone to inaccuracies. Automating the response cuts down on the time and ensures that the questionnaire is synchronized with the voyage management system.

“This integration provides efficiencies and increased accuracy for customers of Q88 and Dataloy, aligning with both companies’ efforts to aid in customers’ digital transformation,” says Fritz Heidenreich, founder and president of Q88, LLC.

“The integration standardizes cargo history data workflows through automation so that businesses can be speedier and work more efficiently and effectively. The increase in efficiencies and accuracy within the Dataloy VMS platform is invaluable for our customers”, says Hege Jacobsen, Managing Director of Dataloy Systems.