NCL chooses MAPS Crew Manning

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 20, 2003

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will utilize Manpower Software’s MAPS Crew Manning suite. The integrated software will couple crew scheduling, travel and crew certification data. NCL will use MAPS Crew Manning software to plan the allocation, travel and certification of crew across all its vessels. It will allow NCL to optimize the use of its existing crew, reduce overheads for scheduling, crew travel and administration and also manage future expansion of its fleet. MAPS Crew Manning will replace existing crew planning systems at NCL, where MAPS will be used alongside other industry-leading software for NCL’s HQ and fleet. MAPS Crew Manning uses timeline-based functionality to allow long-term scheduling and can calculate the balance of supply and demand for both manpower and skills at any point in time. MAPS’ ability to create a central database of crew information that can be accessed from anywhere in the world will enable NCL to synchronise its records between its Miami offices and its ships, giving immediate and frequently updated access to both staff on-board and to crew schedulers and managers on shore. Philip Morgan, president of Manpower Software Inc, comments: “We are delighted to welcome NCL to the MAPS family. We know that MAPS can deliver to NCL the improvements in efficiency, more cost-effective scheduling and crew travel administration which have made MAPS the preferred crew manning software for the cruise industry. Using MAPS will enable NCL to manage the process now and plan for the future.”
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