ABS Nautical Systems announced that its fully integrated asset management software suite NS5 has been selected for trial by Formosa Plastics Marine Corp. (FPMC), part of the Formosa Plastics Group - the only privately owned Taiwan oil refinery and the second largest gasoline and gasoil producer in Taiwan. This new relationship marks the entry of ABS Nautical Systems into the Taiwan market and continues its expansion throughout Asia. FPMC will evaluate several modules from the NS5 software suite through the ABS Newbuild Program including Maintenance & Repair, Hull Inspection and Drawings Management. When making a decision to assess ABS Nautical Systems’ offerings, FPMC was particularly interested in the software’s capability for class integration with the ABS Eagle Survey Manager program. “With more than 40 of our vessels classed with ABS, integration was key and with this system we will be able to be in line with the most current class regulations through the Maintenance & Repair module,” said Chungkai Yen, FPMC Marine Technical Engineer. “We will also be looking to improve our overall efficiency and productivity, while reducing costs.” The ABS Newbuild Program offers owners of ABS-classed vessels built after 1 January 2009 the option to receive the NS5 Maintenance & Repair, Drawings Management and Hull Inspection software licenses at no cost.
ABS Nautical Systems Signs New Contracts Pacific Drilling Services, Inc. has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems to implement the NS5 Enterprise Hull Inspection module on four of its drill ships through the ABS Offshore Newbuild Program. The Houston based company will also receive Survey Planning Documents for each drill ship. The primary intent of this document is to identify areas of the hull structure that are to be surveyed
Seabulk Offshore Ltd., has selected ABS Nautical Systems SafeNet fleet management system for 14 supply, crew and utility boats operating in the US Gulf of Mexico. "The strength of the SafeNet system is the complete integration that exists between the various management modules," said ABS Nautical Systems' senior business development manager Joe Woods. Seabulk Offshore has contracted for the Maintenance & Repair, Purchasing & Inventory and Financial Reporting modules
Otto Candies LLC, a marine transportation and towing company based in Louisiana, has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems for its NS5 Enterprise software. Otto Candies is implementing the Maintenance & Repair module on 20 of its offshore supply and diving vessels. They will be replacing their existing in-house system as a way to improve audit efficiencies. The Maintenance & Repair module allows vessel owners and operators to easily identify ship maintenance trends and
ABS Nautical Systems has signed a contract with Arina Offshore (Fze) for use of its NS5 Enterprise software, marking the fourth new customer win in this region. The Dubai based company which specializes in vessel chartering and brokerage will utilize the Maintenance Manager module on one of its offshore vessels through the ABS Transfer of Class Agreement (TOCA) Initiative*. The TOCA Initiative offers free software to any vessel that transfers class into ABS.
Oceanografia S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest offshore vessel operators specializing in underwater survey, diving, pipe laying construction and maintenance operations, has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems to implement the NS5 Enterprise asset management software across its entire fleet of multi-purpose offshore support vessels. Six of the vessels are ABS-classed newbuilds and will utilize the Maintenance & Repair and Drawings Management modules as part
Alliance Marine Services (AMS) has contracted with ABS Nautical Systems for an additional four modules from their suite of advanced SafeNet fleet management system software. AMS has contracted for the Maintenance & Repair, Purchasing & Inventory, Financial Reporting and Replication Manager modules of ABS NS SafeNet. This brings AMS participation in the suite of fully integrated software to six modules all utilized on their FPSO units and other vessels
ABS Nautical Systems has signed two new contracts in Greece with Petrochem General Management S.A. and Opera S.A. for use of its NS5 Enterprise software. Both companies will take advantage of the ABS Newbuild Program which offers free software to ABS-classed vessels built after 1 January 2009. Petrochem General Management S.A. will implement the Hull Inspection module on seven of its chemical carriers
Saujana Marine Sdn Bhd has signed an agreement for the use of ABS Nautical Systems’ NS5 Enterprise software on two of their 300 pax accommodation barges. Based in Malaysia, Saujana Marine SDN BHD is an integrated marine support service company for the Oil & Gas industry. The company will implement the Maintenance Manager and Drawings Management modules through the ABS Newbuild Program, which offers free software to ABS-classed vessels built after 1 January 2009
A Response to “The Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) Quandary” The recent editorial (MarineNews February edition) by Jeff Cowan entitled “The Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) Quandary” raised more than a few eyebrows here at the American Waterways Operators (AWO) and among AWO members who operate ATBs. Mr. Cowan has it backwards: far from being unsafe, ATBs in fact represent a significant advancement in safety in the coastal tugboat and barge industry and have a long history of
Caspian Drilling Company, based in Azerbaijan, will install ABS Nautical Systems’ NS5 Enterprise software on four of its drilling rigs. Three of these rigs will take advantage of the ABS Newbuild Program and the Transfer of Class Agreement Initiative (TOCA)* by implementing the Hull
Integration with Nautical Systems’ NS5 Enterprise Fleet Management Software Enhances Data Management ABS announced a partnership with Engineering Software Reliability Group (ESRG), a provider of leading-edge data analysis and remote monitoring technology
AB Maritime, Inc. a bulk carrier company based in Piraeus, Greece, will implement ABS Nautical Systems’ NS5 Enterprise fleet management software. The contract includes six vessels, two of which are ABS-classed newbuilds that qualify for free software licenses under the ABS Newbuild
PT. Sumatra Wahana Perkasa has agreed to implement ABS Nautical Systems’ NS5 Enterprise software suite. The Indonesian-based company did not have a current system in place and was in need of a solution to streamline its processes for better efficiency and felt ABS Nautical
ABS Nautical Systems announced its successful partnership with Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd., one of the world’s leading tanker companies. Euronav selected ABS Nautical Systems as its asset management provider in 2009 and was the first adopter of the Hull Inspection module.
ABS Nautical Systems announced the redesign and release of its suite of asset management software, NS5. Continually evolving to meet industry needs, NS5 Enterprise has a versatile design that allows all users – from senior management to crew members – 24/7 access to relevant data from
ABS Nautical Systems today announced that they have been selected as the asset management software provider for Star Clippers, based in Monaco. Star Clippers is one of the premier specialty cruise lines and the only modern-day cruise line dedicated to re-creating the golden age of tall sailing
Humboldt Shipmanagement Ltda. Becomes First in Latin America to Implement ABS Nautical Systems’ NS5 software to a Tugboat Fleet. Humboldt Shipmanagement Ltda., which handles ship management services for various fleets, including oil
ABS Nautical Systems Nets Two New Clients. ABS Nautical Systems has signed a contract with Samson Maritime Ltd. for the use of its NS5 software. Located in Mumbai, Samson Maritime Ltd., owns and operates a fleet of offshore supply vessels, maintenance tugs and workboats.
ABS Nautical Systems Expands Presence in Europe and the Middle East. ABS Nautical Systems has signed five new contracts in Europe and the Middle East. These new agreements signify the continued growth experienced in this region and the demand for the organization’s’ fully
ABS Nautical Systems has signed two new contracts in Greece with Millenia Maritime Inc. and TMS Tankers Ltd. Both companies will benefit from the ABS Newbuild Program which offers free software to ABS-classed vessels built after 1 January 2009.
Speaking at the 150th Annual Members Meeting of the classification society on 24 April 2012, in New York, ABS Chairman Robert D. Somerville reported that every sector of the ABS enterprise “contributed to another year of record performance in terms of the size of the ABS-classed fleet and
ABS Nautical Systems Sign Two New Customer in Greece. ABS Nautical Systems has signed contracts with TMS Bulkers Ltd. and TMS Dry Ltd. for use of its NS5 Enterprise software. The Greece based bulk carrier operating companies for the TMS group were both looking to improve the
ABS Nautical Systems today announced that implementation of its NS5 Enterprise software suite has begun on Reederei Claus-Peter Offen’s fleet of container vessels. Based in Hamburg and one of the world’s largest suppliers of modern container tonnage
ABS Nautical Systems signs three new contracts through the industry recognized Newbuild Program.* Tuofo Shipping Management Limited will implement the Hull Inspection, Maintenance & Repair and Energy & Environmental modules on two of their newly built tankers