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For Immediate Release
Jun 12, 2019

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POSH, PCL Select ABS to Support Digital Strategy

ABS Nautical Systems Selected for Leading Fleet Management Platform Capabilities

(SINGAPORE) PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd (POSH) and Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL) have selected ABS Nautical Systems ® (NS) fleet management software to support their digitalization strategy.

Both PCL and POSH are part of Kuok Singapore Limited (KSL) Maritime Group of companies, with competencies extending across offshore marine services, commercial shipping and marine engineering. Both POSH and PCL operate a combined fleet of 245 vessels including tankers, bulkers as well as offshore support vessels.

The deal is for multiple NS modules to support the digitalization of workflows including fleet maintenance, purchasing and compliance.

 “Both POSH and PCL are focused on incorporating new digitally-enabled tools and technologies that can help improve their operations and fleet efficiency. As a global leader in the application of digital technologies in maritime industries, ABS is proud to help deliver their digital ambitions,” said Stephen Schwarz, President, ABS Nautical Systems. “I’m delighted that, after an exhaustive analysis of the market, the two leading maritime companies have chosen NS, validating our strategy of creating a fleet management platform that supports the digital future of shipping with capabilities in mobile, IoT and business intelligence.” 

 “We surveyed the entire fleet management software market and we have selected the best solution for our needs,” said Mr Sia Geun Teck, Senior General Manager of PACC Ship Management. “We see significant potential for operational efficiencies through digitizing operations and ABS can help us achieve this while maintaining compliance.”

Mr Chan Joo Huat, Senior General Manager of POSH Fleet Services, said, “This is an exciting time for POSH as we move towards adopting technologies to enhance our workflow productivity. With the voluminous data captured and streamlined on a single platform, ABS NS will also put us in a better position to undertake predictive data analytics analysis, so as to make better-informed decisions more quickly.”

NS is a leading fleet management software for the marine and offshore industries, with software design, implementation, industry expertise and ongoing support reflecting a deep history in the maritime sector. NS offers technical management and compliance software that solve real problems for real mariners

About ABS
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets. 

About Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL)
Pacific Carriers Limited was incorporated in 1973 to support Kuok’s Group dry cargo shipping needs and has since transformed into a global maritime logistics solutions provider to many commodities and trading companies worldwide.  PCL has a diversified shipping portfolio consisting of drybulk carriers, multipurpose vessels, product tankers, gas carriers and feeder containerships with a growing fleet of over 100 ocean-going vessels. The ships are traded across the globe carrying various drybulk commodities including coal, iron ore, grains, logs, fertiliser, ores, refined petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas, unitised cargoes and container boxes.  Headquartered in Singapore, PCL has offices in the main shipping centres worldwide such as London, New York, Melbourne, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Hamburg.  

About PACC Offshore Services Holdings ("POSH")
Headquartered in Singapore and listed on the Singapore Exchange, POSH is a leading offshore marine services provider with more than 60 years of operating experience in offshore and marine oilfield services. With a young and diverse fleet of over 100 offshore vessels, POSH is known as a best-in-class service provider serving multiple segments of the offshore energy value chain and readily transferable expertise for the offshore wind sector.