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BASS launches Progressive Web App for crew

 The Progressive Web App enables crew to access documents online, regardless of their location at sea or on shore The Progressive Web App enables crew to access documents online, regardless of their location at sea or on shore

BASS has launched the BASSnet Crew Portal, a Progressive Web App that gives seafarers comprehensive access to personal details, sailing plans and travel documents while at sea or on shore.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} The BASSnet Crew Portal displays real-time information on a responsive and user-friendly web interface, and can be used on any browser that supports Progressive Web Apps, such as Chrome, Edge and Safari. This creates transparency for effective communications.

Crew can directly update personal information, signal availability, and provide details of new or revised licences, certificates and travel documents. Travel details are also available at the push of a button, with the app displaying itinerary details for flights, hotel bookings and ground arrangements. To aid supervisory input, app data is synchronised with the BASSnet HR Manager System for the crewing manager’s review and approval.

Crew can also accept or reject proposed activities such as training events. Attachments can be uploaded directly via the app, while claims can be posted instantly. Receipts can also be snapped from the crew member’s phone and uploaded, with the ability to enter transaction amounts in multiple currencies and in real-time.

As a Progressive Web App, crew only have to register the applicable URL to begin using the Crew Portal. All communication is secured by default via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, through use of HTTPS.

“Managing crew across multiple ships can be a costly, time-consuming and logistically complex process,” said Per Steinar Upsaker, CEO and managing director of BASS. “Our goal was to create an ecosystem that drives stress-free, straightforward and timely information exchange between seafarers on board vessels and their crewing managers at the office. This cornerstone of effective crew management was a must for us to achieve. The Crew Portal app is an invaluable bridge for effortless two-way communication on-the-go.”

“We also wished to increase visibility of business processes for safer and more efficient crew organisation,” stated Martin Bjoernebye, BASS’s VP of research and development. “By providing crew with direct, real-time access to their own data and documents, not only does the Crew Portal keep the crew informed and up to date as they travel, but it is also incredibly easy to instantly update time-sensitive information on travel documentation and claims.”

“The BASSnet Crew Portal combines the utility of instant browser-based access on mobile devices with a comprehensive selection of useful functions that optimise crew management,” added Mr Upsaker. “We have curated the Crew Portal’s capabilities to create a flexible yet seamless end-to-end crew management experience for our customers.” {/mprestriction}

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