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Helm Operations announces tie up with the ACTion group

Helm Operations announces tie up with the ACTion group

  Leading SubM consultancy partners with top maritime software company to help ease the burden of new regulations while digitizing fleet operations.  Victoria, BC – August 2019: Helm Operations (Victoria, BC, Canada) and the ACTion group (Channelview, TX) have...

The Best Day of the Year to Advance your Helm CONNECT Knowledge

The Best Day of the Year to Advance your Helm CONNECT Knowledge

Helm Conference, the marine industry’s best conference, is coming up soon! Taking place October 7-9 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Nashville, it’s full of unique learning sessions and networking opportunities. It’s also a great place for Helm CONNECT superusers...

You’ve come a long way, baby!

You’ve come a long way, baby!

It's summer here in Victoria, British Columbia and time to roll out another release! This release comes at a time of celebration for Helm. This summer we're not only celebrating our 20th anniversary as a company, it's also been almost exactly one year since we...

Q2 Review – New Partners, New Events, New Release!

Q2 Review – New Partners, New Events, New Release!

It’s been a busy second quarter here at Helm Operations. We established two new partnerships, continued to grow our customer base to record levels, attended three trade shows, and celebrated our 20th anniversary!   New Partners We are excited to announce that we...

Helm Conference Early Bird Registration now open!

Helm Conference Early Bird Registration now open!

Leading marine operations software provider reaches 4000 vessels in only three years of new platform launch Victoria, BC – June 2019: Leading marine operations software company Helm Operations has announced that it has surpassed the 4000 vessel mark on its...

Join Us at Seawork!

Join Us at Seawork!

    The maritime industry's best event is back! This year, Helm Conference is bringing its unique blend of content and fun to the one and only Nashville, Tennessee! Taking place from October 7-9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Nashville, Helm Conference...

Travel Diaries From Houston, St. Louis, and Westeros

Travel Diaries From Houston, St. Louis, and Westeros

We are excited to announce that this year we will be exhibiting at Seawork for the first time! Join us June 11th to 13th at Mayflower Park in Southampton, UK, for the largest European commercial marine exhibition. Seawork has been running for more than 21 years and is...

Five things you didn’t know you could do in Helm CONNECT

Five things you didn’t know you could do in Helm CONNECT

It's been an incredibly busy May for all of us at Helm, and we couldn't be happier with how our trade shows went. In just a few weeks, we visited Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, TX, and Inland Marine Expo (IMX) in St. Louis, MO. Let's take a look at...

Inland Marine Expo, here we come!

Inland Marine Expo, here we come!

Helm CONNECT is currently being used around the world by companies in the marine industry to help better organize operations and optimize business intelligence. Although it's simple and intuitive, Helm CONNECT has some powerful features that you may not know about....

Our latest release is blooming with great new features!

Our latest release is blooming with great new features!

The Inland Marine Expo is almost here! Join us May 20-22 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Dome at America’s Center for one of the best inland and intracoastal events in the marine industry. There will be over 250 exhibitors attending to show you the latest services and...

Come see us at the Offshore Technology Conference!

Come see us at the Offshore Technology Conference!

  Spring is here in Victoria and we have a great new release to share with you, including new features and improvements across all four product lines. We're also excited to share a special feature that we started working on at Helm Conference 2018 and presented...

Q1 Review – Starting the Year off Right

Q1 Review – Starting the Year off Right

It's been an incredibly busy May for all of us at Helm, and we couldn't be happier with how our trade shows went. In just a few weeks, we visited Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, TX, and Inland Marine Expo (IMX) in St. Louis, MO. Let's take a look at...

Helm is Hiring!

Helm is Hiring!

  At Helm, we pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service and support. The bedrock of our support team are our Client Services Associates, and they are incredibly important to our customers. So what exactly is a CSA? What do they do? This week I sat down...

New Year. New Release!

New Year. New Release!

Is it possible to love a job? We think so. That’s why our team has been together so long. Sure, it could be the fun events we host every month, or the laughter overheard in the hallway every day, or even the values we all share like teamwork, humility, fun and...

Six secrets to leading exceptional change

Six secrets to leading exceptional change

  New AI-assisted vessel dispatching tool could save operators more than US$1m per port. PortX (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and Helm Operations (Victoria, BC, Canada) announced that they have signed a new strategic partnership agreement to combine PortX’s...

Come see us at the International Workboat Show!

Come see us at the International Workboat Show!

Leading marine operations software provider reaches 4000 vessels in only three years of new platform launch Victoria, BC – June 2019: Leading marine operations software company Helm Operations has announced that it has surpassed the 4000 vessel mark on its...

Culture Matters: Transformation of Culture from the Inside Out

Culture Matters: Transformation of Culture from the Inside Out

It’s been a busy second quarter here at Helm Operations. We established two new partnerships, continued to grow our customer base to record levels, attended three trade shows, and celebrated our 20th anniversary!   New Partners We are excited to announce that we...

Meet the Release: Helm CONNECT 1.12

Meet the Release: Helm CONNECT 1.12

Helm Conference, the marine industry’s best conference, is coming up soon! Taking place October 7-9 at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Nashville, it’s full of unique learning sessions and networking opportunities. It’s also a great place for Helm CONNECT superusers...

Helm Conference 2018. That’s a wrap!

Helm Conference 2018. That’s a wrap!

The Inland Marine Expo is almost here! Join us May 20-22 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Dome at America’s Center for one of the best inland and intracoastal events in the marine industry. There will be over 250 exhibitors attending to show you the latest services and...

Helm Operations Joins Volaris Group

Helm Operations Joins Volaris Group

As of July 20th, 2018, all tugboat and towboats in the US above 26 feet must comply with the new Subchapter M regulation. There are two options to becoming compliant with Subchapter M. The first is the Coast Guard option and the second involves writing a Towing Safety...

Helm CONNECT hits 3000 vessel milestone 

Helm CONNECT hits 3000 vessel milestone 

Ateet Patel, Portfolio CFO of Volaris Group, and Ron deBruyne, CEO of Helm Operations Leading developer of marine software looks to accelerate growth with new backing from global technology firm Victoria, BC - Leading marine operations software company Helm Operations...

Meet the Release: Helm CONNECT 1.11

Meet the Release: Helm CONNECT 1.11

As of July 20th, 2018, all tugboat and towboats in the US above 26 feet must comply with the new Subchapter M regulation. There are two options to becoming compliant with Subchapter M. The first is the Coast Guard option and the second involves writing a Towing Safety...

Choosing Support Vendors: Considerations beyond Price

Choosing Support Vendors: Considerations beyond Price

Ateet Patel, Portfolio CFO of Volaris Group, and Ron deBruyne, CEO of Helm Operations Leading developer of marine software looks to accelerate growth with new backing from global technology firm Victoria, BC - Leading marine operations software company Helm Operations...

Dupre Marine Transportation launches Helm CONNECT Personnel

Dupre Marine Transportation launches Helm CONNECT Personnel

When it comes to choosing a support vendor, workboat companies have a lot of considerations to make. However, with help from John Truitt, President of Kalleo Technologies, an IT consulting and support services firm, this does not have to be a painful process. Truitt...

Why one of the oldest towing companies in Germany chose Helm

Why one of the oldest towing companies in Germany chose Helm

When it comes to choosing a support vendor, workboat companies have a lot of considerations to make. However, with help from John Truitt, President of Kalleo Technologies, an IT consulting and support services firm, this does not have to be a painful process. Truitt...

Helm Operations and ShipTracks Announce Integration Partnership

Helm Operations and ShipTracks Announce Integration Partnership

  Houma, Louisiana-based towing operator becomes first company to roll out new Helm Operations software for crew management. Houma, LA - Leading marine software company Helm Operations announced today that Houma, LA-based Dupre Marine Transportation is the first...

Summer’s here with the latest update to Helm CONNECT!

Summer’s here with the latest update to Helm CONNECT!

US industry heavyweights team up to integrate marine operations and AIS platforms, allowing better data-based decision-making in vessel operations. Victoria, BC - Marine operations software developer Helm Operations announced today that it has launched a new...

Getting your Crew Engaged with Safety in the Workboat Industry

Getting your Crew Engaged with Safety in the Workboat Industry

Summer's finally here in Helm Country! That doesn't just mean hotter weather, it also means we've got another batch of cool new features and improvements to Helm CONNECT ready for you. In every update, we build great features based on your requests, and this update is...

Five regulations you should know now that Subchapter M is here

Five regulations you should know now that Subchapter M is here

US industry heavyweights team up to integrate marine operations and AIS platforms, allowing better data-based decision-making in vessel operations. Victoria, BC - Marine operations software developer Helm Operations announced today that it has launched a new...

Subchapter M is finally here. Are you ready?

Subchapter M is finally here. Are you ready?

Summer's finally here in Helm Country! That doesn't just mean hotter weather, it also means we've got another batch of cool new features and improvements to Helm CONNECT ready for you. In every update, we build great features based on your requests, and this update is...

Helm Operations is growing!

Helm Operations is growing!

We’re just weeks away from Subchapter M coming into effect. Starting July 20th, all tugboats and towboats in the US above 26 feet, must comply with the regulation. As enforcement approaches, many operators are focused on receiving their first Certificates of...

Foss Maritime Centralizes Vessel Operations with Helm CONNECT

Foss Maritime Centralizes Vessel Operations with Helm CONNECT

We’re just weeks away from Subchapter M coming into effect. Starting July 20th, all tugboats and towboats in the US above 26 feet, must comply with the regulation. As enforcement approaches, many operators are focused on receiving their first Certificates of...

The ease of implementing Helm CONNECT

The ease of implementing Helm CONNECT

Since we launched Helm CONNECT two years ago, things have taken off at lightning speed. In the US, almost 40% of the fleet of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) now use Helm CONNECT, and more than 126 customers with some 3000 vessels use our software around the...

How Wood Towing benefits from Helm CONNECT

How Wood Towing benefits from Helm CONNECT

  Tug and Barge Solutions (TBS) offer a turn-key solution for Subchapter M inclusive of all TSMS manuals and procedures for fleet and annual vessel surveys. TBS partnered with Helm Operations in 2016 so they could provide services to their clients using Helm...

Meet the Release: Helm CONNECT 1.9

Meet the Release: Helm CONNECT 1.9

Wood Towing, LLC. has provided towing, barge fleeting, and shifting in the Lower Mississippi River and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways for over 60 years. They operate seven towboats, working for several of the largest barge lines in the nation. We recently visited their...