Administradoras de Naves Humboldt Ltda., has contracted with ABS Nautical Systems
for its advanced ABS NS SafeNet fleet management software for three newbuilds.
Humboldt Ltda will install the Maintenance and Repair, Purchasing and Inventory Control and Replication Manager modules on its two tankers and one chemical carrier newbuilds.
The focus for ABS NS is to provide assistance in planning maintenance and
controlling inventory for the three new constructions. "Our goal was to
give Humboldt the most cost efficient IT tools for managing their newbuild
business," said Alvaro Pozo, Manager of Sales and Services, ABS Nautical
The Maintenance & Repair module records all maintenance work performed on a
vessel by the crew or outside contractors. It provides a complete, planned
machinery and vessel compartment maintenance history. It is also used to
order services within the company.
The Purchasing & Inventory Control module provides a two-step process for
ordering materials & supplies. Requisitions are issued to record material
orders by a vessel and Purchase Orders are used to place material orders
with vendors. Inventory Control tracks equipment parts and consumable items
at various sites, including onboard each vessel within a fleet and at shore
The Replication Manager module provides the capability to transfer data
between databases at various operational sites including vessels, offices,
warehouses, crew agents, suppliers and shipyards. The central database acts
as the distribution center for all transactions at all sites that have
According to Pozo, it would be a natural progression to extend the use of
SafeNet to the rest of their existing fleet.