The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has awarded a new contract to maritime technology brand PDMS Maritime, to provide a new integrated system as part of its digital strategy.
The new browser-based system will incorporate seafarer management and approved doctor records as a new single integrated platform. According to PDMS Maritime, it 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.”
In a statement, PDMS Maritime that the seafarer records area of the system would consolidate processes from other existing MCA platforms, as well as providing a number of other new features, such as online applications and services.
The approved doctor information area will then allow the MCA to retain records of approved doctors and provide “modern integrated functionality.”
Bruce McGregor, maritime director at PDMS and leader of the MARIS programme which will provide the system 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.
“This is an exciting project for our MARIS team, who will also be able to bring real benefits resulting from our existing experiences.”
The new partnership with MCA marks the second new MARIS contract for PDMS Maritime; the team was also recently announced a new contract for the Maritime Cook Islands (MCI).
For more information, visit PDMS Maritime.