Abacus completes MESPAS roll-out

Abacus Ship Management of Hong Kong reports that it has completed the installation of the MESPAS maritime fleet management software across its 13 vessels, to improve integration of its ship and shore processes.

Abacus signed the contract with MESPAS in January of this year, completed installation of the MESPAS Technical Ship Management (TSM) application in February, and went live on all of its ships before the end of March.

The roll-out process was complicated somewhat by the escalating coronavirus crisis, which saw a number of implementation and training activities carried out remotely, made possible by the fact that the software works with a Cloud-based database that can be accessed from any location.

This database contains the technical details of the millions of pieces of machinery required on a ship, MESPAS says, which was mapped to all sister vessels in the Abacus fleet so that each vessel could receive ship-specific data.

“We are excited about working with MESPAS. Their project managers were highly competent and efficient,” said Rajan Gupta, Managing Director at Abacus.

“On one single platform we can now exchange information for maintenance, QHSE, operations and procurement amongst all our vessels and offices. The preventive maintenance and QHSE modules from MESPAS mean that our team know exactly which tasks need carrying out on our ships and are always up to date.”

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