ZEABORN Ship Management incorporates with Harbor Lab

ZEABORN Ship Management incorporates with Harbor Lab


Harbor Lab today announces that ZEABORN Ship Management will incorporate Harbor Lab’s e-disbursement software and agents’ directory into its systems for greater efficiencies and increased transparency across its port cost management processes.

With operations in Hamburg, Cyprus, Singapore, and Manila, ZEABORN is partnering with Harbor Lab to unify its processes, generate a higher degree of transparency and become more cost and time efficient, especially when it comes to the handling of repetitive administrative tasks that can be supported by modern technology.

With this cooperation, ZEABORN can compare quotes for husbandry services across ports globally, appoint agents, share and digitally approve documents, and most importantly, access clean and accurate data.


Matthias Bücker, Senior Vice President of Commercial Management at ZEABORN, explains why the partnership is important:

“ZEABORN is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and a member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network. As such we have vouched for transparent processes and money flows. Harbor Lab provides us with a platform to achieve exactly those goals while also streamlining internal processes to become more admin efficient as well as cost-efficient in our spending together with increasing the quality of the husbandry services provided to our clients’ fleets.”

Antonis Malxianakis, CEO and Founder of Harbor Lab, says:

“We are delighted to be partnering with ZEABORN as we support its next steps to create a transparent and efficient framework in which it can administer and operate its ships. At Harbor Lab we provide our customers with information they can trust. Our services are driven by verified data and all users of the system are screened in line with our Compliance Policy. Our solution will no doubt lead to reduced operating costs and more transparent and efficient port call management for ZEABORN and we are proud they have already seen a significant return on investment.”

ZEABORN sought a solution that would not only consolidate and streamline its port-related disbursements administration, but also provide insights on market rates and fees that are difficult to get hold of through a third party.

The software streamlines the disbursement account analysis process and enhances the internal communication between ZEABORN’s four offices, reducing paperwork, saving time, and increasing transparency – all outcomes that are in line with ZEABORN’s ongoing commitment to its customers.

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