OSLO, Norway, March 25, 2014: BASS, the leader in Fleet Management Solutions, has achieved a recent deal in the Taiwanese shipping sector by securing its maiden contract in that bustling Far Eastern market.

Under the deal with Taiwan’s Simosa Shipping, the BASSnet™ Maintenance module will be implemented within the company.

BASS landed the contract following a tender exercise that proved its superiority in streamlining maritime operations through the innovative use of information technology.

“The advantages of BASS shipping software in optimising ship management through automation are truly impressive,” said M. L. Sang, Executive Vice President of Simosa. “We expect to see stellar gains in efficiency in our fleet management with the deployment of the BASSnet™ Maintenance module,” he said.

For Simosa, BASSnet™ Maintenance will create significant productivity improvement through the streamlining of work processes using the planned maintenance system’s labour-saving features to handle vessel components, spares list and job maintenance procedures.

The benefits will show up quickly on Simosa’s bottom line, which can be critical in the current choppy shipping environment.

For BASS, the new signing heralds stronger growth as Taiwan is one of the powerhouses of global shipping, and home to many maritime giants.

“Taiwan spells a huge potential for BASS, as shipping is a very important part of the country’s economy,” said Chris Long, BASS’ Regional Sales Manager. “We can expect Taiwanese shippers to take a keen interest in the efficiency gains that the company will enjoy with BASS’ Fleet Management Systems,” he said.

“With Simosa convinced by our state-of-the-art solutions, Taiwan’s shipping fraternity will be easier to persuade about the advantages of installing BASS’ future-proof systems,” said Long.

Despite being a relatively new company, Simosa has an established pedigree through its sister company, Simosa Oil and Gas Co., Ltd.  This concern deals in asphalt, liquid carbon dioxide and other derivatives for export to China, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia, among other markets.

For BASS, the downturn in the shipping industry underlines the crucial importance of saving operating costs while improving efficiency through intelligent solutions.

This market logic has helped BASS to grow its list of clients to include the likes of Singaporean giants Neptune Orient Lines, Hapag Lloyd, Stolt Tankers, “K” Line subsidiary’s Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd, Sandigan Shipping of the Philippines, South Africa’s Grindrod Shipping and Malaysia’s Jasa Merin, to name a few.

About BASS

BASS, founded in 1997, 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 1,600 vessels around the world to manage their assets, operations and human resources, ensure regulatory compliance and improve financial results.

For more information, please contact news@bassnet.no or visit www.bassnet.no

About Simosa

Simosa is a Taiwan-based shipping company set up to help in the transportation of Simosa Oil and Gas Co Ltd’s products. The company has a fleet of three vessels at present but is looking to expand in the near future.

The company has been operating for about three years now, frequenting ports in China, Malaysia, South Korea Vietnam and the Philippines among others.

For more information, please visit http://www.dcco.com.tw