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Oldendoff Carriers opt for BASSnet Fleet Management Systems

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Oslo, Norway: 16 April 2012: BASS Software Ltd, a leading provider of maritime software solutions, has added another top flight client to its expanding customer base, signing on Oldendorff Carriers, among the world’s leading dry-bulk operators.

Oldendorff Carriers currently controls a fleet of some 400 chartered and owned vessels of 26 mio tdw which carry over 165 mio tdw tons of raw materials and semi-finished products across the world each year.

“BASS Software beats the competition, bidding against major worldwide suppliers,” said BASS Software Director in Germany, Torsten Ecks. “In the end, we were the preferred provider.”

“The tender process was conducted in an extremely professional manner and Oldendorff Carriers mapped out its business processes very carefully, taking into consideration many aspects of the business. BASSnet™ was clearly the best fit for their global organization,” Ecks added.

BASS’s contract with Oldendorff Carriers comprises the complete BASSnet™ software suite of all ten modules covering Maintenance, Procurement, Dry-docking, Safety, Risk Management, Operations, Crewing, Payroll and services like Database building and conversion.

It is noteworthy that Oldendorff Carriers has opted for the latest integrated BASSnet™ suite, which enables users to access new and enhanced features that cater to their business needs.

Oldendorff Carriers Fleet Manager Charles Jan Scharffetter said: “After a comprehensive comparison of the suppliers and their systems, the decision was clearly made in favour of BASS Software because we think BASSnet™ is the fleet management suite in the market which best fits our requirements.”

“We are confident that BASS Software’s professional team will implement the complex project smoothly,” he added.

BASS Software CEO, Per Steinar Upsaker said, “We are extremely proud to be the winner of this bidding exercise. Again, a highly professional tender process has shown that BASSnet™ delivers real-world benefits, not only in terms of regulatory compliance but also enhancing the transparency needed to further improve business processes and streamline maritime operations.”

“Shipowners not only seek to improve day-to-day operations, but also improve financial returns. The decision in favour of BASSnet™ will yield long term dividends. It will deliver a remarkable ROI as it is an integrated suite of modules built on the latest technology and one central database,” he added.

Maritime majors that are benefiting from BASS Software include Stolt Tankers, TMT, Pacific International Lines, APL, NYK Ship Management, “K” Line, CMA CGM, Lamnalco, Wilhelmsen Ship Management and Hapag-Lloyd.


About BASS

BASS Software, 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 100 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 or visit


About Oldendorff Carriers 

As a truly global volume carrier, OLDENDORFF CARRIERS serve a significant amount of load ports and destinations. OLDENDORFF CARRIERS is also recognised as one of the world leaders in the transportation of steel cargoes.

For 90 years, OLDENDORFF CARRIERS has served shippers, receivers and traders, who can expect them to be both reliable as well as flexible. Contact with their cargo clients is maintained through offices in Lübeck (Germany), Stamford (US), Singapore, Mumbai, Melbourne, Shanghai, Tokyo, Vancouver, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Guyana, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Conveyor belt unloaders are operated in a pool with CSL International. These special units discharge the bulk cargoes by gravity at a rate of up to 5,000 tons per hour. The bulk logistics division uses reloaders to perform off- shore transshipment of coal in Turkey, iron ore in the United Arab Emirates and bauxite in Guyana (NCSA).Other subsidiary operations include farming, aviation and real estate including a 5 star hotel. 1,750 employees are of 60 different nationalities.

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