14. September 2021 | Coach Solutions
Here at COACH Solutions, we are very proud of our most valuable and greatest asset – our employees. Without them – no COACH Solutions.
In our line of “Meet a COACH” interviews we have this time spoken with Line Kiaerskou from our Sales Team. Line is not only bringing a lot of shipping experience – especially within the Heavy Lift and Multi Purpose Vessel segments – to the Sales Team, her outgoing personality is something we all enjoy here at COACH Solutions as well.
Let us start with the basics, who are you?
My name is Line Kiaerskou and I am 41 years old. I live in Copenhagen close to the office.
What is your role here at COACH Solutions?
My role as a Sales Manager is pretty widespread. My primary focus is on potential clients and maintaining relationships with existing clients. On top of that there are a lot of different tasks – both internally and externally – related to the commercial side of COACH Solutions that keeps me busy.
Tell us your “story” before joining COACH? What have you been doing?
I have been in the shipping industry for more than 22 years by now. First as a ship’s agent here in Denmark, then I moved to Hamburg and started in operations. The time in Hamburg also gave me the opportunity to play team handball at a professional level for a couple of years. After some years I then moved to Dubai and became more commercially involved in sales and chartering. I then moved back to Hamburg for a couple of years before joining COACH Solutions. So for the most part of my time in shipping I have worked in the Heavy Lift and Multi Purpose Vessel segments.
Why did you join COACH?
With my background working for different shipping companies for many years COACH Solution seemed like the perfect match for me in terms of using my experience and my network to reach out to companies who are looking at optimizing their business from a weather routing vessel performance perspective. Working with reducing the environmental footprint and optimizing voyages feels good and the feeling when our customers are happy is simply the best!
Further, we are a young ambitious team where the atmosphere is down to earth, friendly and a lot of fun!
Can you take us through a typical day for you here at COACH Solutions.
Every morning starts with a morning meeting in our Sales Team where we talk about the potential leads, meetings, online demos etc. Then I start “chasing” all the operators/owners who not yet have been introduced to our solutions meanwhile focusing on the existing leads/clients.
Describe yourself as a person in a few words?
Outgoing, social, and I like a good laugh.
What motivates and drives you?
Teamwork, feeling trusted and appreciated and of course to SELL!
Tell us what you are doing after “punching out” or during the weekends?
After punching out I typically go for a run or go to the gym…I am quit the foodie so often I have dinner plans with friends trying out new restaurants here in the “food mecca” of Copenhagen.
Sometimes, I also just hit the couch and binge watch series.
21. December 2021 | Coach Solutions
What is CII and how can you stay compliant?
The IMO established its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy in 2018 to reduce emissions from the shipping industry. One of the main goals is to reduce carbon intensity with 40% by 2030 compared to the 2008 level and with 70% by 2050. To achieve this goal a number of energy efficiency and emission reduction regulators […]
1. December 2021 | Coach Solutions
COACH Solutions are opening offices in Singapore and Athens
We are very pleased to announce our Singapore and Athens offices are open for business! Singapore and Greece are both playing an important role in the shipping industry and we are truly excited to be opening offices in both locations. The new offices will help us get even closer to our valued clients and is […]
27. October 2021 | Coach Solutions
Meet a COACH – Christian Raae Holm
Here at COACH Solutions, we are very proud of our most valuable and greatest asset – our employees. Without them – no COACH Solutions. In our series of interviews of our employees we have this time been talking to Christian Raae Holm, who is Head of Performance. He has been with COACH since the early […]
19. October 2021 | Coach Solutions
Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization
COACH Solutions is a proud signatory to the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization: “Getting to Zero Coalition” with the hope that governments will deliver the policies needed to supercharge the transition, and make zero emission shipping the default choice by 2030. By joining the The Getting to Zero Coalition we join more than 170 […]
12. October 2021 | Coach Solutions
Why should the operator be in charge of Voyage Optimization?
In this “Position Article” Christian Råe Holm, Head of Performance Management, takes a look at Voyage Optimization. What are the aspects of Voyage Optimization? Why should it be the operator sitting in the driver seat when it comes to Voyage Optimization? When approaching new potential users of the COACH Voyage Optimization service, we meet […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]