Oslo, Norway: 6 December 2011: BASS Software Ltd, a leading provider of maritime software solutions, has added a top ranking customer to its expanding customer base with the German shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd AG choosing its fleet management systems.

Hapag-Lloyd, which operates a fleet of more than 145 container ships, selected the BASSnet™ Fleet Management Systems to be installed initially on 40 vessels.

“The signing up of Hapag-Lloyd is an outstanding endorsement of the BASSnet™ software,” said BASS Regional Manager, Torsten Ecks. “While Hapag-Lloyd’s requirements are stringent, I was confident that BASSnet™ would be the preferred choice because the BASSnet Suite is a complete package for ship owners and managers with many positive attributes.”

BASS’s contract with Hapag-Lloyd encompasses the complete BASSnet™ software suite, including all ten modules covering Maintenance, Procurement, Dry-docking, Safety, Risk Management, Operations and services like Database building and conversion. Hapag-Lloyd has opted for the latest integrated BASSnet™ suite, which enables users to access new and enhanced features.

Jens Habler, Hapag-Lloyd’s Senior Director IT Infrastructure & Operations Management said: “After a detailed evaluation process we identified BASSnet™ as the most complete and powerful fleet management suite in the market”.

BASS CEO Per Steinar Upsaker said: “BASSnet™’s success reflects the dedication, teamwork and customer-oriented approach of our company. It shows that BASSnet is meeting our customers’ requirements for a business driven, complete all-in-one user-friendly suite. We can succeed even against hard competition, and of course it helps that our products are built on up-to-date technology, a single database and are unrivalled.”

The BASSnet™ suite, comprising maintenance, dry dock, procurement, quality and document management modules, among others will help Hapag-Lloyd streamline ship-shore communications, manage documentation and automate tasks such as tracking and scheduling maintenance, managing dry dock projects, enabling e-purchasing, and management reporting. The Safety Management module (SAFIR) facilitates audit and vetting processes.

Upsaker said: “In order to save costs, shipping firms need to automate. Invest in our integrated suite, and you will soon see the results in your bottom line.”

“The BASSnet™ suite is a complete ship management system for the maritime industry, designed with a great deal of industry expertise,” he said.

Maritime majors that are benefiting from BASS software include Stolt Tankers, Pacific International Lines, NYK Ship Management, “K” Line and CMA CGM.

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 110 customers, including many of the world’s leading shipping companies and offshore service providers, run fully-integrated BASSnet™ Fleet Management Systems on more than 1,400 vessels around the world in order to manage their assets, operations and human resources, ensure regulatory compliance and improve financial results. For more information, please send an email to news@bassnet.no or visit www.bassnet.no