Maritime Cook Islands Limited further enhance their continued registry growth with PDMS Maritime’s MARIS ship registry Platform
7th March 2016 – PDMS Maritime is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a new contract to deliver their international ship registry and seafarer management platform (MARIS) to Maritime Cook Islands (MCI) Limited, the corporate administrators of the Cook Islands international ship registry.
MARIS will replace MCI’s existing legacy systems to provide the registry with a new, modern and complete enterprise system which covers all the key aspects of their business including: registry, survey, seafarers and service operations.
The platform will also help the MCI to prepare for the IMO’s mandatory audit scheme (IMSAS). From January 2016, the IMO will conduct audits in all its member states to determine the extent to which they give full and complete effect to their obligations under SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, Load Lines (LL), Tonnage and COLREG.
The picturesque Cook Islands, consisting of 15 Islands in the Pacific Ocean, hosts a fast-growing and commercially driven International Ship Registry. In the 12 months to September 2015, the registry achieved an impressive 17% growth rate. Their strategic investment in MARIS – a modern, flexible and powerful enterprise platform – will enable the registry to effectively deliver its future planned growth.
After evaluating options, MCI awarded the contract to the PDMS Maritime team based on: the flexibility and strength of their tried and tested MARIS platform; their knowledge of ship registry operations gained from over 12 years’ experience; and the underlying depth of business support provided by a 75 person strong technology company.
Bruce McGregor, PDMS Maritime Director who spearheads the MARIS programme, commented “We are delighted that another ship registry has chosen our MARIS platform to help them meet their wide ranging regulatory obligations, drive productivity improvements and further enhance their customer service”. Bruce also added, “Both ourselves and the MCI believe in a long term and collaborative partnership approach and we’ve already established a great working relationship with the forward thinking team at MCI”.
Adding to Bruce’s comments, MCI’s CEO, Glenn Armstrong stated “We are very impressed with the professionalism of the PDMS team. They know what they are doing, they do what they say they will do. At this early testing phase our whole team are excited by the control that MARCI will deliver to Fleet Managers, ensuring that all ships that fly the Cook Islands flag are in compliance with the relevant international requirements.”
This new contract with the MCA continues to cement PDMS Maritime’s existing position as a leading supplier of Ship Registry systems with other MARIS clients including: Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA); the Isle of Man Ship Registry; and the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI).
About PDMS Maritime
PDMS Maritime are also helping a number of other clients in the broader maritime, ferry and transport sector, with solutions to help improve productivity and customer service. Existing clients of our Compass reservation and ticketing system include: Caledonian MacBrayne; Orkney Ferries; Pentland Ferries; Shetland Islands Council; Ticket Hour and Western Ferries.
PDMS Maritime are an experienced software development company specialising in delivering online business systems to the Maritime sector. Through PDMS Maritime, our MARIS work with key ship Registry clients including: the Isle of Man Shipping Registry, the Bahamas Maritime Authority and the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, has given us an in-depth understanding of the operational issues and strategic aims of international ship registries and flag states.