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ABS Nautical Systems and Q88 LLC Partner to Drive Compliance Efficiency

May 13, 2020

ABS Nautical Systems and Q88 LLC Partner to Drive Compliance Efficiency

NS Enterprise fleet management software and Q88 SaaS technology integration supports an efficient and transparent compliance process

(Houston) – ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS), a leading provider of fleet management software and Q88 LLC, a global provider of SaaS technology to the maritime industry, are joining forces to automate compliance management for ship owners and operators. The systems are now fully integrated to streamline the management of critical compliance information from ship to shore so that data quality and reliability are improved, and compliance objectives are consistently met. 

The power of the ABS NS compliance management solution combined with the efficiency of the Q88 tanker information management platform supports a more efficient and transparent vetting compliance process for safer and more reliable operations for tankers and carriers complying with guidelines from the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).

Entering the certification and renewals required for compliance is a time-consuming, manual and unclear process, making it a challenge for crew and staff to get the right information into the hands of the right people at the right time. Integrating Q88 with the ABS NS compliance management solution streamlines the flow of critical data (certificates, vessel particulars, qualification documents, etc.) with a self-service, automated process that improves data quality, promotes information transparency and reduces the manual burden on crew members.

"We're excited to partner with Q88 to help our mutual customers streamline the OCIMF vetting compliance process," says Stephen Schwarz, President of ABS Nautical Systems. "By leveraging the digital technologies of both of our companies, customers will realize the benefits of improved data quality and efficient data transfer, improving the speed and reliability of critical compliance data. We are focused on solutions that improve efficiencies for our clients. This represents another key step on the journey toward digitally transforming maritime operations."

"This integration facilitates an easy flow of information and documents between the vessels, the office and other voyage stakeholders," said Fritz Heidenreich, Founder and President of Q88 LLC. "We are very excited to help our combined clients streamline their vetting and compliance processes."

About Q88 LLC

Founded in 2001, Q88 LLC ( is the leading SaaS technology provider to the maritime industry. Q88 products and services are synonymous with simplifying the complexities of global maritime transportation and giving organizations of all types a competitive edge in a demanding environment. Our partnership with the world’s leading ship owners, charterers, ship managers, agents and brokers has provided us insight into how to build solutions for some of the industry’s most pressing issues.

About ABS Nautical Systems

ABS Nautical Systems is recognized as the leader in maritime fleet management software, supporting digital transformation across marine assets and providing powerful business intelligence solutions for a complex world. Our reliability-based software and compliance management solutions have helped mariners solve real-world operational challenges for over 30 years. Today, our advanced software platform NS Enterprise supports faster, more accurate decision-making to help the marine and offshore industries improve efficiency, enhance safety and drive performance. Learn more about ABS Nautical Systems software solutions and services.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group) and its operating subsidiaries provide risk management solutions and certification services worldwide that help clients address the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1200 professionals across the globe, serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government, power and energy and industrial sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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