UK-based Marine Software Ltd has recently supplied Steamships Shipping with MPM - Marine Planned Maintenance and MSK - Marine Storekeeper software for the control and management of 13 vessels.

Steamships Shipping currently operates a number of multi-purpose cargo vessels ranging from 400dwt to 6,000dwt, including tugs, landing craft and an environmental research vessel. The software will be primarily installed on the three larger vessels namely Hiri Chief, Obo Chief and Kiunga Chief, with the remaining vessels being operated ashore in ‘master’ mode within the central fleet office software.

This type of configuration offered the Papua New Guinea based shipowner a greater degree of operational flexibility, as there was no requirement to install physical software on-board the smaller vessels. According to Marine Software, after reviewing various products, Steamships decided on simple, easy to use software and found that the Marine Software package catered for its needs. All software was installed during a recent Marine Software training visit to the Port Moresby technical office.