Published on : Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Two years on since the formation of the ATPI Group’s expanded specialist shipping, offshore and energy sector brand – following the acquisition of Griffin Travel – ATPI Griffinstone’s commitment to making savings and streamlining processes has ensured the global provider continues to go from strength to strength.
Since launching the combined business in early 2015, the travel management specialist’s international clients have benefitted from the development of new innovations, each designed to ensure companies can process their travel as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
The recently released ATPI CrewLink a workflow management platform has been upgraded and rebranded. The system is vital for businesses who manage the many challenges for those involved in the day to day organisation of global crew movements and multiple manning agencies and has revolutionised the way they manage their crew logistics, whilst delivering total cost transparency and control.
Similarly, as part of their expanding services for the industry, the company has also developed ATPI Door to Deck which integrates port agency services under one function, ensuring management has a seamless system for moving crew from their point of origin to boarding the vessel or rig and vice versa.
Gary Pearce, the ATPI Group’s chief commercial officer said:
“It’s been a tough time for many of our customers in these sectors. Falling oil prices and overcapacity in the shipping industry has presented us with the opportunity to prove our worth. During challenging times it is especially critical to understand the role that the right tools can play in improving productivity, optimising value and managing complex travel needs effectively, flexibly and responsibly. Innovation is at the heart of what we do and our technology and product solutions are having a significant impact on the way our clients do business. We hope to further cement our position as the go-to company for providing simple solutions to the energy and shipping industry’s most complex travel requirements.”
Looking to the year ahead, Pearce added:
“As the World Trade Organisation forecasts steady trade growth in 2017 of up to 3 per cent across the world, we are already seeing a cautious upturn in travel requirements as confidence slowly returns. We look forward to continuing to deliver our seamless service with enhanced specialisms in the destinations most relevant to our clients needs.”
Recently the group has also announced a number of high-profile businesses wins which include Aberdeenshire-based Avanteq, leading Malaysian international offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada Berhad, Swire Pacific Offshore and Prosafe a leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels.
The ATPI Group has a network of over 100 offices worldwide and has successful operations in corporate travel, shipping and energy travel, sports and corporate event management. The ATPI Group is at the forefront of travel technology development including online booking, system integration and data analytics.