RINA links with Fortune Technologies to grow presence in maritime

Malcolm Latarche
ShipInsight

18 March 2019


Italian classification society RINA, and Fortune Technologies, a Greek provider of integrated maritime software solutions and Microsoft’s Dynamics NAV partner, have announced a strategic alliance with RINA to create value added services for the Greek and global shipping market.

RINA aims to further enhance its presence in the maritime market, and in particular within the digital technology sector, by further developing its RINACube digital platform with Fortune Technologies.

The RINACube platform is the classification society’s cloud-based platform which integrates third-party data, applications and powerful analytics capabilities. Its core services are designed to make it easier for clients to obtain the services they need including issuing e-certificates, booking a survey or exchanging documentation online to obtain an approval.

By leveraging RINA’s network and know-how, as well as Fortune Technologies’ specialisation in maritime ERP, the two companies seek to provide integrated solutions and applications to the shipping industry. Through this collaboration, shipping companies will have even greater access to Microsoft technology while enjoying worldwide support from RINA.

George Frydas, Managing Director, Fortune Technologies, said “We are excited to partner with RINA because this partnership aligns with our core strategy on many fronts. Fortune Technologies has a deep knowledge and expertise in Microsoft Dynamics Maritime ERP and this partnership should prove to be extremely valuable for our current and future customers. Our combined energies will help our customers with greater insight in order to make more informed decisions in the current competitive shipping environment.”

Paolo Moretti, Executive Vice President Marine, RINA, commented “RINA’s strategy is based on a 360-degrees approach to the needs of clients. To provide digital solutions to the marine market, not only covering traditional services such as ship classification, but also contributing to adding value to shipowner’s assets, RINA is investing in a network of reliable partners like Fortune Technologies to expand the potential of RINACube. Thanks to powerful analytics and machine learning, our digital platform is already able to convert data into useful actionable information to provide, among other services, efficient ship performance management”.