Shipdex is a collection of international business rules developed to standardise the production and the exchange of technical information between equipment makers, shipyards and ship-owners. It is a maritime adaptation of the international S1000D specification. It enables equipment manufacturers and shipyards to write technical manuals in an electronic and standardised format.
SpecTec’s AMOS (Asset Management Operating System) provides a tool to import Shipdex data sets.
Shipyards, ship-owners, and local IT companies attended the Shipdex seminar at KMU in Busan on May 30th. The one-day course focused on the import of Shipdex data into a Computerised maintenance management system (CMMS).
“Shipdex can be one of the methods to save resources and manufacture products economically, just like reusable object oriented programming methods in software engineering,” said Yung-Ho Yu, Professor at KMU and technical director of the Korean Marine Electronics Industry Promotion Association (MEIPA).
“Shipdex is a very important innovation in the field of standardised electronic technical manuals for the whole shipping community. Korea, with its very important shipyards and a large number of manufacturers and ship-owners, is one of the more promising shipping markets in the world,” noted Marco Vatteroni, SpecTec’s ILS manager. “The cooperation between SpecTec Group, KMU, and MEIPA is the natural consequence of these two key factors.”