About our mission:

Lars PattersonMy name is Lars Patterson and I am a graduate of the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).  I have worked with ship finance and investments since 1987, and I created the Pacoship Excel application for my own financial analysis and modeling workflow. I continue to develop the Pacoship application and add new features and improvements. Shipping is a great industry and I enjoy sharing my experiences - good and bad - with other people in the industry. Many of you are friends. Linkedin is a great way to stay in touch. You are very welcome to contact me if you have any questions or need free user support.

Lars Patterson is a Sole Trader for the business of Pacomarine

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Lars Patterson

Eksingedalsvegen 356

5728 Eidslandet


Org. No.: 993958301

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I invite guest bloggers to contribute articles related to shipping finance and investment analysis.

The first commercial version of Pacoship has now been released, and we have started to receive comments and suggestions for further development of Pacoship as a tool for better financial analysis and reporting of ship investments. We want continuing development of Pacoship to be user lead, and here are some of the things that feedback so far has told us that users of Pacoship want us to do:

  • Develop a more elegant design of the user interface.
  •  Add reporting ability to add each single ship cash flow to create a company or fleet cash flow.
  • Add ability to use other currencies than USD.

Work on these improvements has started.

We are also preparing some free webinars to help you make good use of the many features that Pacoship already offers.

  1. Financial Analysis of Ship Investments
  2. Introduction to Pacoship

I really believe the shipping industry will benefit from a software application for Financial Analysis of Ship Investments that is developed by professionals in dialogue with each other. Your questions, comments and suggestions are very much appreciated. They become even more valuable when shared with others. Please post your questions, comments or suggestions in the Pacoship 2.0 User Forum.