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Klaveness Ship Management has expanded its contract with DNV GL after a successful pilot of the DNV GL Veracity platform.
The contract expansion will see another eight Klaveness vessels use Veracity. According to the companies, the pilot project, which began in 2019, indicated that a reduction in fuel consumption was possible by combining and visualising operational, positioning and engine data.
NAPA has joined Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ (MOL) FOCUS project for enhancing the collection and application of ship operation data.
StratumFive has launched Podium, a collaborative workspace that connects applications, data, and people, across the maritime community.
Podium connects any data source or third party application and integrates them within its timeline architecture. Users can quickly visualise correlated data streams in an agile dashboard environment, transforming operational decision-making, in a flexible and collaborative workspace.
Powerful features and configurability allow users across an enterprise to easily build their own dashboards, customised data mapping, interactive displays and alerts, from any location. This enables owners, operators and managers to streamline and standardise the data they use, whilst reducing costs by discarding duplicate data sets.
Podium ingests, unifies and visualises billions of data points and scales to accommodate user demands and data volumes, whilst maintaining complete consistency in terms of output for all users.
In addition, the Podium partnership program will enable start-ups and existing digital providers to expand their maritime presence easily by accessing StratumFive’s global client base, data holdings and technical infrastructure.
Podium launches with a series of in-house options including voyage monitoring, weather routing and StratumFive’s next generation compliance and tracking applications.
“With many years spent in operations around the world, I have been frustrated by the inefficiencies and costs caused by poor data acquisition, processing and communication across applications and stakeholders,” said Mike Powell, strategy director, StratumFive.
“Until now, digitalisation has often made things worse for people working on ships and at shore, as increasing enterprise-wide data and information demands require too much manual intervention and effort. Currently, high levels of activity do not always equal productivity.
“Podium is designed to be the workspace for the whole enterprise, linking data and applications, ensuring all stakeholders not only start from the same page, but also have the tools they need to maximise the efficiency and value of their part of the voyage.”
Ross Martin, COO, StratumFive, added: “It is true that shipping businesses globally are currently not reaping the promised rewards of digitalisation - but Podium provides the solution that our industry desperately needs to realise cost savings and other operational efficiencies.
“A growing number of operators are laboriously gathering data from a number of silos and trying to make sense of it using generic ‘business intelligence’ tools. These tools do not offer the maritime domain specific functionality, nor the degree of automation required to make smarter operational decisions faster.”
StratumFive consulted closely with the industry in the development of Podium. Major owners and operators are already using the platform across their daily operations, with reportedly more preparing to adopt the technology in the near future.
StormGeo and DNV GL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalisation and data standardisation in the maritime industry.
Shipping related email software firm LgMAR and digital shipping marketplace SHIPNEXT have formed a partnership, enabling interconnectivity between the shipping and chartering world.
Hanseaticsoft has announced a 41 per cent increase in customers in 2019, adding 19 new shipping companies to the company’s global client base, including eight in Singapore, Philippines, India and China.
Høglund Marine Solutions and DNV GL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help generate and export big data from ships.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K LINE), Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have begun sharing operational data acquired from the monitoring system installed in their container ships with their charter, Ocean Network Express (ONE).
Industry alliance ONE SEA has signed up Awake.AI to its team to drive standards and pathways to facilitate autonomous shipping.
KONGSBERG and MAN Energy Solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the potential for collaboration on a common data infrastructure for the maritime sector.
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