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ForestWave selects Seaber to optimize chartering & scheduling

ForestWave selects Seaber to optimize chartering & scheduling

Sebastian Sjöberg, CEO and Co-founder of Seaber and Fred Diepeveen, Managing Director at ForestWave both recognise that the shipping industry is becoming more complex with current and future regulations, making it difficult to make the right chartering decisions.  

Press release

HELSINKI, Finland (05 June 2023) – Seaber.io, the Finnish maritime technology company, has announced a cooperation with ForestWave Navigation, a multipurpose carrier shipowner based in the Netherlands. With the help of Seaber’s chartering and schedule optimisation solution ForestWave will automate processes and increase efficiency, leading to reduced costs and emissions. 

ForestWave’s company objectives include seeking creative and innovative technical solutions for the vessels they manage, that lead to improved safety, reduced costs and eco-friendlier operations. The shipping company commercially manages 35 vessels in the 5,000 to 12,500 ton dwt range in multipurpose shipping.

The company focuses on creating optimisation of earning capacity, cost savings and simultaneously maintaining first-class quality and optimal safety and environmental awareness on board.

Both shipowners and cargo owners benefit from Seaber’s web-based application allowing them to maximise efficiencies in planning and scheduling. Shipowners like ForestWave can use the Seaber solution for maximising fleet TCE by supercharging chartering and scheduling functions. 

ForestWave is excited about the Seaber solution: “Here at ForestWave our aim is to maximise the utilisation of our vessels. There are such a wide range of possibilities when it comes to planning your contract cargoes while considering potential market cargoes and also positioning your fleet optimally. Emerging emission regulations will make this process even more complex. Seaber’s software provides a visual user interface that automatically calculates relevant KPI’s with just a drag and drop move. This helps the users when they quickly need to make decisions and compare multiple scenarios in no time.” says Fred Diepeveen, Managing Director at ForestWave. 

Seaber is uniquely positioned to digitally transform the shipping industry and bring down its environmental impact. In addition to single cargo voyages, Seaber supports multi-parcel and multi-port voyages, where unnecessary ballast voyages and low utilisation rates are common. The technology, based on a modern tech stack, integrates seamlessly with existing software solutions such as ERPs and Voyage management systems. 

Sebastian Sjöberg, CEO and Co-founder of Seaber warmly welcomes ForestWave to Seaber’s growing customer base: “One of ForestWave's objectives is to use innovative technology to reduce costs and emissions. Seaber shares this goal by providing the industry with a solution that improves the utilisation of vessels, subsequently reducing costs and emissions.” 

About ForestWave

ForestWave Navigation Group, of which Schulte & Bruns Nederland is a wholly owned subsidiary, is a young shipping company, founded in 2003 and growing rapidly since 2011. We are active in the multi-purpose shortsea segment. The majority of the vessels we operate are in the size between 4.000 and 12.500 ton carrying capacity, fly Dutch flag, have ice class and cranes. These vessels are operated mainly in European waters and the Atlantic Basin. Our activities include commercial management (35 vessels), technical and crew management (21 vessels) and ship owning.


About Seaber

Seaber is a Finnish maritime software company dedicated to reducing inefficiencies, costs and the environmental impact of bulk and break bulk shipping. The Seaber software solution helps cargo owners and shipowners plan, communicate, operate and optimise cargo flows and fleet schedules. This results in improved asset utilisation and profitability, streamlined port calls as well as reduced fuel consumption and emissions. Seaber’s mission is to drive the digital transformation of maritime logistics and the entire shipping industry.


For additional information

Fred Diepeveen

Managing Director, ForestWave 
+31 88 050 3000

Sebastian Sjöberg

CEO & Co-founder, Seaber
+358 50 599 2553

Elisa Hauhia 

Marketing Manager, Seaber
+49 176 6419 7719

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