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07 Feb 2008 - by Intership Navigation


New technical data exchange protocol for shipping community

Limassol – Cyprus, 06 February, 2008 – Grimaldi Group (Naples) and Intership Navigation Co., Ltd announced today the release and immediate availability of Shipdex™, the new technical data exchange protocol within shipping industry.

SHIPDEX™ is an international protocol developed to standardize electronic exchange of the technical data among shipping industry. The scope of this standard protocol is to rationalize the proliferation of technical information, currently supplied in various formats and therefore not immediately usable in computerized systems. SHIPDEX™ facilitates this by providing an open XML based standard which may be implemented even in existing systems by all parties, e.g. ship owners and managers, manufacturers, shipyards and IT providers. SHIPDEX™ protocol is available to all upon registration.

SHIPDEX™ has been jointly developed by the following founding members: Alfa Laval, Grimaldi Group (Naples), Intership Navigation Company Ltd, MacGregor Group, MAN Diesel A/S, SpecTec Group Holdings and Yanmar Co., Ltd.

For more information and registration please visit

About Grimaldi Group Naples
Founded in 1946 Grimaldi Group is today a specialist in the Roll on/Roll off method of shipment and currently owns one of the largest fleets of Ro/Ro multipurpose and car carrier vessels in the world. The Grimaldi Group, with a fleet of about 100 owned and cartered vessles, offers regular liner services covering North Europe, the Mediterranean, the Baltic, West/Central Africa and South America for the transport of cars, vans, trucks and other commercial vehicles, all types of containers, general cargo (paper, forestry products, etc.) and project cargo. Website:

About Intership Navigation CO., Ltd
Founded in 1988 in Limassol, Cyprus, primarily a ship owning company, ISN has also expanded into full management for a small number of owners. ISN presently manages a fleet of 52 vessels made up of dry-cargo ships, LPG tankers and product carriers. In addition to the full management, ISN is appointed crew manager for a further 80 vessels of German owners.

For further information:

Grimaldi Gorup (Naples)

Contact: Dr. Ing. Giancarlo Coletta
Tel. No: +39 081 496279, +39 3283 603946

Intership Navigation Co., Ltd

Contact: Capt. Eugen-Henning Adami
Tel. No: +357 25584000, +357 99674456