KR upgrades e-fleet management program

KR upgrades e-fleet management program

The Korean Register (KR) has launched the second edition of its fleet management program, KR e-fleet v2.

KR first launched the fleet management program in 2011 to provide shipowners and operators with real-time information on vessel performance, enabling them to make the necessary preparations for a ship survey and international convention audits.

KR, which is an International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) member classification society, has added more functions to its second edition. These include online application functions, increased selection of content options and a more user-friendly interface.

KR has also digitalised all the previous paper documentation submitted by shipowners. A fully searchable digital database is available, allowing shipowners and operators to manage ship survey and audit processes more efficiently. A new management function, Survey Planner, is also available to provide survey information covering the company’s entire fleet.

In addition, the updated software includes greenhouse gas emissions monitoring, providing shipowners and operators with a platform for recording and showing compliance with the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation, which came into effect January 1, 2018.

The program is fully operational and available to all KR’s ship owning and operating customers. Any of KR’s customers whose ships are registered with KR, can use KR e-fleet free of charge. KR currently classes a fleet of 3,032 vessels totalling 69m GT.

Mr. Lee Jeong-Kie, Chairman and CEO of KR says:”The first edition of KR e-fleet was warmly welcomed by our customers, and we are pleased to launch this, the second edition, with enhanced and upgraded functionality, which will assist our customers even more.”

“Designed for their convenience and to support their efficient fleet management, we are now working to provide a cloud server for our clients in the US and Europe, which should be operational in the first half of 2018. “