OSLO, NORWAY; 13th June, 2016: Following a comprehensive exercise to insource all ship management functions and to build a fully integrated shipping company, Golar LNG recently chose the BASSnet™ software as the core building block for the management of its fleet of 23 LNG carriers.
Based in Oslo, Golar Management – the ship management unit of Golar LNG – has joined other shipping industry leaders, such as Stolt Tankers, Anthony Veder, NYK, “K” Line, Wallenius, Hapag Lloyd, Wilhelmsen and CMA CGM, in the BASSnet™ customer community.
“BASSnet™ is fast becoming the number one choice in shipping software solutions for major ship owners and ship managers around the world due to its constant resolve to develop and implement the software as per industry requirements and customers’ needs”, says Øistein Dahl, COO of Golar Management. “Our endorsement of the BASSnet™ system stems from its impressive functionality, modern technology and organisational capability to deliver. This played a major role in us choosing BASSnet™.”
With the BASSnet™ Fleet Management System, Golar Management can align its asset management, maintenance program and purchasing processes for optimal endorsement by oil majors and charterers, as well as enjoy a solution that keeps abreast of new developments and requirements in the maritime industry.
For BASS, the LNG operator’s decision to purchase key BASSnet™ modules stands as a testament to the quality of its Fleet Management System, as well as its growing foothold in the international LNG shipping segment. BASS’ Vice President of Sales, Haakon Dalan, says, “The success of this agreement with Golar shows that BASS has proven its capabilities and software value, and that Golar is confident that it can realise the rewards of safe, reliable and optimized fleet performance with the BASSnet™ Fleet Management Systems. We are looking forward to serving and developing a long-term relationship with Golar.”
With this deal, BASS enters into a prosperous future with an assuring stride following recent contract signings for the BASSnet™ software. Golar LNG is one of the most prominent operators and owners of LNG carriers globally.
BASS, founded in 1997 with Norwegian heritage, is a leading global provider of fleet management software for ship owners and ship managers, as well as operators of rigs and floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs), and offshore units. More than 80 customers, including many of the world’s leading shipping companies and offshore service providers, run fully-integrated BASSnet™ Fleet Management Systems on more than 1,800 vessels around the world in order to manage their physical assets, operational processes and human resources, ensure regulatory compliance and improve financial results.
About Golar LNG
Formed on May 10 2001 from Osprey Maritime, Golar LNG is engaged in the acquisition, ownership, operation and chartering of LNG carriers and FSRUs through its subsidiaries. The business was originally founded in 1946 as Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation. Gotaas-Larsen entered the LNG shipping business in 1970 when it ordered the LNG Carrier Hilli, which is still part of its fleet today.
Golar LNG takes pride in developing the world’s first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) projects based on the conversion of existing LNG carriers. The company harbours expectations to grow its business further upstream via Floating liquefaction (FLNG).
For more information, please visit http://www.golarlng.com.