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Tanker operator Nathalin to rollout new software package

Nathalin, a petroleum and chemical tanker operator based in Thailand, has agreed a deal to implement the BASSnet fleet management software package from Norway-based BASS across its three offices and on board its fleet of 38 tankers.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The ERP solution will provide a common base for the three ship management arms that fall under Nathalin’s Prima Marine shipping business unit – Nathalin Shipping in Singapore, and T.I.M. Ship Management and Nathalin Management in Thailand.

The eight-month evaluation process prior to the agreement included testing of the application’s ability to allow data integration between BASSnet and Microsoft Dynamics AX, a third-party accounting software currently used by Nathalin for the transfer of purchase order and invoice information.

“As our group continues to grow, it is imperative that we adopt a system that understands the ever changing business requirements, regulations and challenges of the maritime industry,” said Channarong Tungfung, chief operation and technical officer at Nathalin Group.

“In the last eight months, BASS has proven to us that not only can BASSnet handle a huge database across many offices and vessels, but its built-in industry best practices and proven workflows readily caters for most of our existing processes.”

As part of the package Nathalin will use BASS’ Vetting module (part of the SAFIR Safety & Quality Management module), designed specifically for tankers and used to plan the various types of vetting inspections to be carried out for different tanker types. Personnel can view the ‘requirements matrix’ of the Oil Majors directly in the system and perform a self-assessment before the actual inspection is carried out.

“BASSnet SAFIR is a powerful reporting tool to enhance the safety culture across the entire organisation. We built the Vetting module to help our customers ensure continuous compliance with international standards, accommodate industry changes and Oil Major requirements,” said Derrick Lee, vice president of sales Asia at BASS.

“We believe that it will help to improve ship-shore communication as Nathalin will have a clear ‘across the fleet’ visibility of all outstanding observations from the inspection.”

“The biggest benefit we see is the operational efficiency that Nathalin gains by maintaining a single all-encompassing system, rather than multiple disparate systems. Nathalin has placed great confidence in us, and in return, we will continue to innovate and support them to the best of our abilities.”{/mprestriction}

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