In Greece, shipping companies Petrochem General Management S.A. and Opera S.A. have agreed deals to implement NS5 Enterprise software. Both companies will be part 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. The Piraeus-based company will integrate the new software with its current Planned Maintenance System to facilitate information sharing between its vessels and central offices.
Athens-based company, Opera S.A. will computerise its current in-house PMS system and will implement Hull Inspection and Maintenance Manager modules on two of its vessels and in one central office location.
In Dubai, Arina Offshore (Fze) will use NS5 Enterprise software in its vessel chartering and brokerage operations, utilising the Maintenance Manager module on one of its offshore vessels through the ABS Transfer of Class Agreement (TOCA) Initiative which offers free software to any vessel that transfers class into ABS.
Arina Offshore (Fze) also will implement the Purchasing & Inventory module from the NS5 software suite on two additional vessels.
Finally, in Malaysia, Saujana Marine Sdn Bhd has signed an agreement for the use of NS5 Enterprise software on two of its 300 pax accommodation barges, and will implement the Maintenance Manager and Drawings Management modules.
This agreement also falls under the ABS Newbuild Program.