"Ship register digital: from cog to modern ship in 12 months"

Just a few years ago, typewriters were still clattering in the ship register department of the Hamburg District Court. In an honest dialogue, the radical, digital reorientation is reported within the framework of legal regulations and with the involvement of customers.


Florian Strunk studied law at the Hochschule Nord in Hildesheim. This was followed by work as an organizational consultant at the Hamburg district courts, since October 2007 as IT manager.

Janos Standt has been responsible for the expansion of business with public clients at mgm technology partners gmbh since August 2017 as deputy division manager. Prior to that, he was Head of Product Management for Mobile Services at T-Systems and Deutsche Telekom AG, where he held leading roles at Colt Technology Services.


Key Takeaways "Ship register digital: from cog to modern ship in 12 months"

  • In Germany there are 22 inland shipping registers and 14 sea shipping registers. With a fleet of over 7,000 ships, Hamburg is responsible for the largest shipping register.
  • The Hamburg Shipping Register carries out about 400 registrations per year and processes more than 3,000 applications. Only 5.25 FTE are available for this purpose. The previous manual processing of requests is now possible with a
    very high workload and large workload.
  • At the same time, shipowners are demanding faster applications, shorter processing times and information on the processing status.
  • In order to solve these problems, the justice and economic authorities in Hamburg have entered into a joint venture to create a digital application.
  • By means of agile software development, which involves all employees and stakeholders, this application will now be developed within one year. The internal client is scheduled to go live on January 1, 2020.
  • The digitisation of the ship register can be understood as a prototype for the digitisation of other areas in the public sector. Hamburg is now making progress in the area of shipping registers, other federal states
    can also use the application if required.
  • The fact that the application could be developed "on a greenfield site" is a success criterion. In addition, a conscious decision was made to carry out an individual development and not to purchase any existing software that might offer functions that are not needed at all. The goal is a lean, optimally tailored application.


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