BASS Software, a leading global provider of fleet management systems, reached a deal with Swiss ABCmaritime to install its full BASSnet&trade 2.7 software suite on a fleet of 40 vessels as it aims to expand its presence in Europe.
“BASSnet will help us optimise our processes, strengthen our cost control, enhance and expand our activities, consolidate our company and branch offices and much more,” said Daniel Tanner, coordinator and leader of the project at ABCmaritime.
ABCmaritime, a family-owned company that has been in business for almost 30 years, manages ships, primarily tankers and offshore supply vessels, and is also involved in conversion and new building projects, as well as shipping-related services.
The integrated software, comprising maintenance, dry dock, procurement, human resource and crew management, and document management modules, to name a few, will help the company streamline ship-shore communications, manage documentation and automate various tasks, such as tracking and scheduling maintenance, managing dry-dock projects, e-purchasing, monitoring crew scheduling and reporting key performance indicators. In addition, the safety management module (SAFIR) helps manage audit inspections and tanker vetting processes.
“As a key player in the maritime software sector, the BASSnet suite is a complete ship management suite catered for the maritime and offshore industries. The deal with ABCmaritime shows that more and more companies with a foothold in the offshore industry are realising the value of the integrated suite,” said BASS chief executive officer and managing director, Per Steinar Upsaker.
The aim is for pilot installations on a number of ABCmaritime vessels by June, with full implementation on all vessels expected by the end of this year.