The concept of an inventory for hazardous materials was first introduced as a means to improve the handling and breaking of hazardous materials when ships are scrapped at the end of their operating lives (for a summary and history of the IHM, see Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM): A Brief Explanation).
The presence of hazardous materials on ships are commonplace and are unlikely to go away as they are necessary for the construction and maintenance of a vessel. Asbestos, for example, is one of the most common materials found onboard and is used primarily in the walls and doors of an engine
The benefits of archiving data have been well documented. Among the most frequently mentioned is a smaller database size, which leads to faster backups, better overall performance, reduced server resources and a faster response time. However, maintaining a proper archive of your data can be a surprisingly complex process. There are
In support of the Day of the Seafarer campaign, we would like to recognise the key role that seafarers play during these trying times. From all of us at BASS, we express our deepest gratitude to those involved in delivering essential goods to people around the world. The Maritime Labour Convention 2006
PIL is a shipping company headquartered in Singapore. Their mission is to be a leader in the maritime industry by providing high quality and reliable shipping and related services. The company has been a BASSnet™ user since 2010, and uses multiple core modules in the BASSnet™ suite, namely Procurement, Maintenance, HR
The month of March 2020 has been a challenging period for everyone. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, BASS has implemented a Business Continuity Plan that will ensure the development of our products and the services provided to our customers are not affected. As many countries have restricted physical movement, BASS has enabled
Climate change is a global threat for many decades. Sea level rises. Melting ice-caps. We can expect more intense heatwaves and hurricane,alongside other extreme weather events. These changes are likely to cause significant impact to a number of industries that contribute to the global economy. The agricultural industry in multiple countries will be
For years, shipping companies have faced massive dilemmas when selecting fleet management systems. High costs, tricky implementation, complex regulatory requirements and more bring about a low margin for error for key decision-makers.Further complicating matters is the historically fragmented nature of fleet management systems, with various vendors running solutions on different platforms and technology.With so
A great start The successes that we achieve are a constant motivation for us to work harder. Therefore, the succession of agreements reached with new and old customers at the end of 2015 has given us a great boost of confidence in our endeavour to shape an even more productive 2016...
In this edition, BASS highlights its new innovations and also its new opportunities in the maritime industry. The newsletter also covers the CEO's statement on how to stay ahead of the technology trend with new solutions and using the market situation to leverage on current opportunities. Some of the new solutions that allow BASS to