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Fleet management software roll-out for Foss Maritime

(l-r) John Parrot, CEO, Foss Maritime and Ron de Bruyne, CEO, Helm Operations (l-r) John Parrot, CEO, Foss Maritime and Ron de Bruyne, CEO, Helm Operations

Foss Maritime has begun a company-wide project to centralise its fleet management on the Helm CONNECT marine software platform, as it looks to streamline its operations across core business units and wholly-owned subsidiaries along the US west coast, and in Hawaii and Alaska.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}As part of the agreement, Seattle-based Foss will centralise vessel dispatching, billing, maintenance, compliance, and personnel management for its tug and barge fleets within the software platform.

The company operates an integrated fleet of harbour tugs, offshore support, towing vessels and barges, comprising more than 200 vessels managed by four subsidiary companies – Foss Atlantic, AmNav Maritime Services, Young Brothers Limited, and Cook Inlet Tug and Barge.

“At Foss, we’re constantly looking at new ways to improve our business. Helm CONNECT is a great fit for us; it offers an integrated software solution but also acts as a partner in managing our wide variety of vessels and operations,” said Foss president and CEO, John Parrott.

“Our goal is always to find ways to best support our staff and crews in the field. Helm CONNECT is another way for us to better provide the tools and information that are necessary to safe and efficient operations.”

Foss will be using the full range of Helm CONNECT applications, including fleet maintenance, compliance, jobs and crewing modules.

The jobs module will support the ‘order to invoice’ process and help Foss Fleet Monitoring Center watchstanders to track assets and assign tasks, while the personnel module will be used to manage the scheduling and payroll process for more than 800 Foss crewmembers.{/mprestriction}

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