Author: Peter van Driel

Meet our colleagues in Romania!

Did you know we have an office in Romania? What was ordinary before can now almost be called extraordinary. In early 2020, COVID-19 broke out in Europe, making regular visits to our office in Romania impossible. Now, 9 months after my last visit, I could finally meet my colleagues again.

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After hours: drone videos of impressive vessels

While most people rather sleep in, or later in the day, get back home as soon as possible to make dinner, we always find our CEO Peter van Driel catching a vessel moving into a sunrise or sunset. Admiring a stunning golden horizon and impressive tonnages of (cargo) vessels, trying to capture all the grandeur with his drones. Now that’s passion for maritime! For example one of the world’s largest vessels, the Danish Container Ship Matz Maersk passing Hansweert at Western Scheldt in March 2022.

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Why we love what we do

Recently we visited the Cathma and the Cathy Jo, two impressive cargo vessels of Corrib Shipping. Currently we are visiting all the vessels of this shipping company to update them to our newest cloud based version of our fleet management software. 

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You can’t copy passion

At Mastex we like to do things our way to surprise and delight our customers. We care about the people that are out there on the sea, and their colleagues guiding them from the shore. You see that in everything we do, from great software to the way we communicate

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We’re there: Europort 2021

The countdown has been started: 2nd November Europort 2021 will open its doors in Rotterdam. Finally, after the last show in November 2019, we have the chance to be on a show again! In that 2 years a lot of things happened. Let’s not talk about Covid-19 too much, but

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MXSuite Crewing aboard the clipper Stad Amsterdam

Recently we had the pleasure of visiting one of our MXSuite users, the impressive clipper Stad Amsterdam (City Amsterdam). The vessel, featuring a crew of 30, is 76 meters long with 31 sails and a total area of 2200 m2. It was docked right next to the National Maritime Museum

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Database conversion for Bibby Pioneer

Bibby Marine Limited recently added the barge Bibby Pioneer to the fleet of vessels. Adding a barge to the fleet is one thing, integrating all systems is another thing. For such challenges Mastex Software is happy to assist to converting the database of the current PMS system to MXSuite. Luckily

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The madness of digitalization

Sometimes the Dutch language is inadequate. When I ask a random translator to translate the Dutch word “digitalisering” into English, the result is either “digitization”, or “digitalization”. It’s only 2 letters difference, but there is a world of difference between them. Digitization or Digitalization? When I start working on the

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Reliable document control with MXSuite

Managing documents is a challenging job. Lots of documents are present at the office, but should also be visible on board of the ships. The MXSuite Documents module offers the unique solution, whereby certainty becomes insightful. What is the purpose of the document module? The document module can be applied

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