18. May 2021 | Coach Solutions
Here at COACH Solutions, we are very proud of our most valuable and greatest assets – our employees. Without them – no COACH Solutions.
This time we have interviewed Ulla Knudsen, who is now part of our Performance Department. The team is like the “glue” within COACH Solutions – it is the natural link internally between the various departments and externally to our clients.
Let us start with the basics, who are you?
I am Ulla Knudsen, a Danish national working in the COACH Copenhagen office.
What is your role here at COACH Solutions?
I have been with COACH for almost 3 years, now in the Performance Department as Client Account Manager and Product Manager.
I am the primary contact for a number of clients and help them get the most out of their COACH subscription. Besides that, I also work with product development and I am always on the lookout for new ideas for improvement.
Tell us your history before joining COACH? What have you been doing?
I have over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. With a Dual Officers license (Master + Chief Engineer) I sailed for almost 10 years for A.P. Moller-Maersk and was quick to realize that Tankers are the most interesting vessel type to work on. Going ashore, I worked with a vessel owner as Operator and then Performance Manager for 7 years before joining COACH.
Why did you join COACH?
COACH Solutions was a perfect fit within my field of interest and competency. I had been working with performance and weather routing and I was eager to try it out from another perspective. I was excited about being able to help people in similar roles to do their job easier and more effectively. It was also appealing to join – at the time – a relatively small ”startup” company.
Describe yourself as a person in a few words.
Analytical, thorough, and persistent.
What motivates and drives?
Improving the system to give users a better experience, and helping clients reduce bunker consumption is motivating. Also solving specific complicated or challenging requests and tasks gives me a real sense of satisfaction.
Tell us what you are doing after “punching out” or during the weekends?
Family activities, whether outings or just spending time at home with my family and kids, is on the top of the list.
Living near the sea (almost all of Denmark is near the sea), I enjoy sail boating and fishing – especially when there is a catch other than seaweed.
Recently I took up a new hobby and acquired 60.000 pets! – a beehive, which is really interesting and gives a “sweet” reward when I get it right.
15. June 2021 | Coach Solutions
Meet a COACH – Thomas Hechmann
Here at COACH Solutions, we are very proud of our most valuable and greatest assets – our employees. Without them – no COACH Solutions. We have interviewed Thomas Hechmann, our newest “addition” to our Sales Team at COACH in Copenhagen. He brings a vast amount of commercial shipping experience – mainly form the tanker and […]
27. May 2021 | Coach Solutions
Hull Cleaning and Performance Monitoring
Hull fouling is one of the most common reasons why a vessel is underperforming as it is having a detrimental impact on a vessel’s hydrodynamic performance and hence the relationship between speed and fuel consumption. Besides having a financial negative impact for a ship owner, it also has a negative impact on the environment since […]
18. May 2021 | Coach Solutions
Meet a COACH – Ulla Knudsen
Here at COACH Solutions, we are very proud of our most valuable and greatest assets – our employees. Without them – no COACH Solutions. This time we have interviewed Ulla Knudsen, who is now part of our Performance Department. The team is like the “glue” within COACH Solutions – it is the natural link internally […]
29. April 2021 | Coach Solutions
Meet a COACH
Here at COACH Solutions, we are very proud of our most valuable and greatest assets – our employees. Without them – no COACH Solutions. We have interviewed Abhinesh Nandan, who is Team Leader of our Vessel and Administrative Support Team. The team plays a very vital role since they are in the forefront when a […]
18. March 2021 | Coach Solutions
Online Weather Routing – Why does constant recalculation create value?
Voyage planning has existed ever since sailing became a mean of transportation. Owners and charterers have always tried to optimize the value of fuel against the value of time. Should you arrive earlier or slow down and save bunker? How can we make sure the vessel arrives on time without taking too much risk? Today’s […]
18. November 2020 | Coach Solutions
Why is weather routing so important?
The aim of weather routing is to achieve optimum speed in order to perform the voyage as energy efficient as possible reducing bunker consumption while providing the safety of ship, crew and cargo. The IMO has publicly states that utilizing weather routing services reduces fuel consumption by up to 3% and even further with larger […]
18. January 2021 | Coach Solutions
Monitor Cylinder lube oil consumption
Cylinder lube oil consumption is one of the most overlooked consumers in fleet performance management. With saving potentials anywhere between 5-10% and often higher there is great value in monitoring the consumption and taking action. Over-lubrication does not only directly impact your profit and loss it also has a negative technical impact on your equipment. […]
1. July 2020 | Coach Solutions
Kongsberg Digital acquires COACH Solutions
Kongsberg Digital has acquired COACH Solutions, a leading supplier of software solutions for vessel performance and monitoring. COACH’s vessel performance monitoring system was developed by Danish shipping company Clipper Group. In 2016 COACH was established as an independent company – COACH Solutions ApS – which has grown rapidly. Its software currently has over 900 licenses […]
12. September 2019 | Coach Solutions
COACH Solutions releases IMO 2020 module
COACH Solutions releases IMO 2020 module COACH Solutions have, in close cooperation with our dedicated clients, developed a simple overview to help operators manage the increasing demands posed by the 2020 global Sulphur Cap. In short, it gives the operator a constantly updated overview of which fuel types are on board the vessel, in which […]
23. September 2019 | Coach Solutions
COACH Solutions launch updated web portal
COACH Solutions has launched an updated web portal to serve existing and new clients. The updated web portal helps the clients continue being updated on the performance and current status of their vessels. The site offers an even more user-friendly navigation platform as well as increased responsiveness. In addition, the back-end for the market leading […]