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Maritime companies' major equipments/assets are Vessels/Ships. These ships are like plants in a manufacturing unit, which needs constant maintenance like oiling, greasing, cleaning, routine check-ups, spare part inventory, reporting, etc.. Basically aily/weekly/monthly/Annual logs & reports are kept to facilitate the entire vessels physical & mechanical maintenance.
Maritime companies have at least two functional nodes namely Corporate office and Vessel. 'On-board' crew management data were received at the corporate office via fragmented 'excel' files and normal mail messages, which was hindering efficient marine / fleet operations. Creation of various 'Arrival', 'Departure' related port papers, Custom and IMO forms, keeping track of crew over-time / expenses on board vessels, also took a chunk of floating staff's time, who were otherwise hard pressed.
Maritime companies' major operations or activity is transporting cargo from one port to another. Now, since this cargo is huge and the cost of operations being huge, it is necessary to analyze if the voyage will be a profitable or loss making one before actually going for it. And, the entire organization's business efficiency or competence depends on this preplanning analysis.
Labuan Port is located on East Malaysia's Labuan Island about 10 kilometers off Borneo's northwest coast on the South China Sea about 118 kilometers southwest of Kota Kinabalu Port. The town of Labuan is part of the urban area of Victoria, the island's biggest city. The sheltered deep-water harbor at Labuan Port is an important transshipment point for Brunei state, northern Sarawak, and much of western Sabah state.