MSC Cruises has agreed a new deal with Italy-based maritime software developer IB for the delivery and implementation of its InfoSHIP Asset (Maintenance & Procurement) and Hotel Defect Management software systems to all vessels in the MSC Cruises fleet.
The agreement covers a total of 17 existing vessels, as well as 10 planned new buildings, and includes a further option to expand the implementation to other IB software products.
InfoSHIP Asset is a cloud-based application used to manage scheduling of machinery repairs and maintenance. The software tracks all transactions related to purchasing and stock usage, providing relevant stakeholders with data on workflows and asset performance.
The other software module being deployed, InfoSHIP Hotel Defect, is a submodule of the InfoSHIP Asset application specifically designed for the cruise sector, aimed at standardising, monitoring, and reporting daily hotel management operations and allowing corrective maintenance actions to be schedules.
The system also offers intelligent routing algorithms for staff management, to optimise movement of personnel through rooms on the ship.
The deal comes as IB continues its expansion under Norwegian stock listed company Arribatec Solutions, which acquired the software firm in late 2020.