Ideal Tech Labs commits to long-term collaboration with Navis
In May 2016, Ideal Tech Labs (ITL) became a Navis Service Partner and as part of their ongoing engagement, ITL is pleased to announce that their first three consultants have completed N4 training and topped the Navis N4 Certification tests in July this year. Navis Services Partners are required to complete Navis product training and N4 Certification, attend new product release training, follow Navis support standards and complete up to eight weeks of job shadowing. In addition to these requirements, development partners must also complete N4 Extension training and certification.
With this formal training and certification, on top of years of experience working with Navis products, ITL puts Navis in a great position to augment their need to cater to today’s dynamic customer requirements including dedicated support and product extensions.
The certification could not have come at a better time, as the entire marine industry is bracing for the impact of the mandatory adherence of SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) – an international maritime treaty which requires signatory flag states to ensure that ships flagged by them comply with minimum safety standards in construction, equipment and operation standards – which came into effect as of July, 2016. One of the key parameters enforced by this standard is VGM (Verified Gross Mass) of containers that are loaded onto the carrier – all TOS software will have to incorporate this to enable the shippers and carriers to adhere to the SOLAS standards. ITL has already been able to successfully assist Navis for their customers including EUROFOS, Saudi, Malta and SAGT, among others, on the VGM related enhancements.
“We are certified and VGM ready, so to say, and with SOLAS compliance deadline already past we foresee good opportunities to assist Navis and their customers in this regard” – Mahesh Subramanian, Founder and CEO, Ideal Tech Labs”.
Ideal Tech Labs is an idea accelerator and technology partner for startups, mid-market and enterprise customers. In the past, ITL has created and delivered technology and business solutions to a number of global clients with a borderless approach to innovation. Ideal Tech Labs has had remarkable success rates in working with various Navis Professional Services teams across the globe including the core-engineering group and automation teams. Veteran technologist Mahesh Subramanian, Founder and CEO of Ideal Tech Labs, worked for Navis prior to founding ITL.