Navigating through maritime complexities: Pathways empowers you to excel

Understanding the complexity of the maritime industry

Whether you have a supply-vessel off the coast of Angola, a tanker crossing the Atlantic, a ferry operating in the fjords of the Great Lakes or a cruise vessel with thousands of demanding passengers, you have a few fundamental challenges that make even the most simple tasks into complex and costly operations.

In Pathways, we understand the complexity of the maritime industry and can leverage resources with hands-on experience from the maritime industry.

We see several function-specific and cross-functional challenges that add complexity to the maritime industry:

Quality and Safety Management

  • Sustain a competitive operation complying with regulatory standards and requirements (class, flag, branch)
  • Support an effective and transparent audit and inspection regime

Procurement and Logistics

  • Drive a cost-efficient procurement and logistic process across regions and ports


  • Drive and deliver cost efficient and timely projects

Maintenance and Asset Management

  • Maintain a high maintenance standard in a multinational crew rotation situation
  • Standardize and control inventory and assets

IT and Technology

  • Manage and control a large variety of documents in a transparent, globally accessible way
  • Drive holistic operations with multiple IT systems supporting sub-functions lacking integration, interaction and effective workflow and transparency
  • Adapt to and utilize new technology with large technical debt with outdated and obsolete IT systems missing required functionality
  • Drive Master Data Management with clearly defined ownership and sources


  • Optimize and automate current manual cumbersome routines and processes
  • Drive holistic improvement initiatives in a global organization
  • Support a holistic and transparent interaction between departments and systems, breaking silos in maintenance, operations, safety management, procurement, logistics and projects
  • Drive foresight and transparent cost and budget control across the fleet

We understand the impact these complexities have on our clients, and by utilizing specialized resources with extensive experience with best practice in the maritime industry, we typically respond to our clients with the following

  • An assessment of the current “as is” situation and map it towards future “to be”, where the output typically are clear recommendations and a plan for execution
  • Execution of the change management process, including
    • Optimization of current organization, processes and system
    • Facilitate evaluation of new systems, including building requirements, running selection process of new solutions based on Pathways best practice methodology with a proved track-record of ensuring reduced cost, risk and commitment from our clients
    • Facilitate and execute a holistic process of basic-data enhancement, migration and integration with Master Data Management, Bigdata (Sensor data) and IoT
    • Run training on receiving organization to ensure sufficient knowledge transfer
    • Run post-project assessment and determine next steps

Our guiding principles are key in our project delivery:

  • Add Value

    We focus on the initiatives that add value for the shareholders

  • Define Clear Ownership

    We believe defining clear responsibilities and ownership is key

  • Holistic Alignment

    We focus on holistic alignment of people, systems, processes and data to ensure a successful, sustainable change

We have a strong track record, delivering projects as promised, on time and on budget

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