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Bermuda ship registry to use PDMS’ MARIS software

News Published on 01 June 2020

The Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority (BSMA) has selected PDMS and our enterprise 'MARIS' software solution for ship registries as part of their digital transformation strategy.

About the BSMA

Based in Hamilton in Bermuda, with a presence in UK, Greece and Singapore, the BSMA are one of the oldest ship registries in the world. It is a “Category 1” member of the Red Ensign Group (REG), which is ranked ninth in the world fleet. As a leading flag, the BSMA provides high quality ship registry services to their discerning clients and as a result has a modern mixed fleet of quality vessels of all types as well as supporting their clients in the offshore oil, gas and yachting industries.


MARIS continues to lead the way as the digital platform of choice in the sector.  It will touch all areas of the BSMA business including Registry, Survey, Seafarers and other BSMA core business services including, to name a few: reporting; management information for audits; provision of online services; managing financial transactions and full digital certification and digital signing.

Full digital and online service capabilities with industry (IMO) accepted digital certificates, are one of the many key components of MARIS and crucial for any modern quality leading flag.  Being able to operate truly digitally is of even more significance, in the current circumstances, with global logistics currently under such immense strain.  BSMA clients will appreciate more than ever the complete digital capabilities provided by MARIS.

The new relationship between PDMS and BSMA also adds another influential, important, and strategic member to the PDMS MARIS User Group.

Francis Richardson, Chief Executive Officer at BSMA said:

“We are delighted to be working with Bruce and the MARIS team at PDMS. We have seen the difference that MARIS has made to other quality registries around the world and we are looking forward to engaging all the MARIS capabilities through this exciting and strategic BSMA digital transformation project. We are confident that MARIS will help to improve our overall business efficiencies, provide modern and key digital services for our customers and to further enhance our position and status as a quality flag of choice.”

Bruce McGregor, Director at PDMS added:

“I am delighted to be embarking on such a key and strategic project with the team at the BSMA, both through the provision of our MARIS platform but also as a technical partner where PDMS will bring our decades of expertise and wider capabilities to the fore.   It is an exciting new opportunity and partnership for the team here at PDMS and I am very much looking forward to building and strengthening our relationship with the BSMA and deliver class-leading services as a key digital services partner. ”


  • Maritime
  • BSMA