Softship is a leading provider of software solutions and related services to the international liner shipping sector. They were founded in Germany in 1989 by IT specialists who had the vision of creating and delivering high quality IT solutions to the shipping industry. Their aim was to use technology to introduce efficiencies and to streamline many of the processes inherent within liner shipping. Success extended their reach and soon their software applications were installed in shipping companies in Hamburg, Bremen, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre and London. To help them capitalise on a growing presence in Asia, Softship Data Processing Pte Ltd was established in Singapore in 1996. This office soon grew into a combined sales, service, development and production hub employing more than 25 people. To support continued growth and to reinforce their companyâ€™s financial and corporate strength, they successfully achieved a listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2001.