18 April 2016
PDMS is delighted to announce a significant new contract with the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to provide a new integrated system to incorporate seafarer management and approved doctor records, delivering process efficiency improvements and enhanced customer services, in line with the MCA’s Digital Strategy.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport. Its responsibilities include UK ship registration and seafarer certification and it is widely recognised for its operational and technical ability.
This investment in cutting edge digital technology is strategically aligned with the IMO’s recent recommendations to reduce registry administrative burden through electronic record keeping.
PDMS will be delivering a modern platform which will incorporate all the business management processes for a Seafarer Records System (SRS) and Approved Doctors Information System (ADIS), provided as a new single integrated system. The browser-based system will significantly streamline the MCA’s processes to improve efficiency, greatly improve the management of information and business services, and further facilitate the delivery of exemplary levels of customer service.
The Seafarer Records area of the integrated system will consolidate all the processes from a number of existing MCA seafarer systems to streamline and modernise the way these business areas operate. It will also provide an array of other new features which will include the provision of online applications and services.
The Approved Doctor Information area will provide modern integrated functionality which will allow the MCA to retain the records of doctors approved to conduct medical checks on seafarers and issue relevant medical certificates.
Bruce McGregor (pictured right), PDMS Director who spearheads the MARIS programme, commented:
“We are very much looking forward to working closely with such an important maritime organisation as the MCA – applying our technology expertise and partnership approach to help them achieve their strategic business objectives.”
Bruce further added, “This is an exciting project for our MARIS team who will also be able to bring real benefits resulting from our existing experiences.”
PDMS' new client, the MCA, marks another success for PDMS' team. This is the second new MARIS related contract award this year alone - after PDMS also recently announced a new contract for MARIS with the Maritime Cook Islands (MCI).
PDMS is now the leading global supplier of ship registry software with other clients including: the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA); the Isle of Man Ship Registry; and the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI).