Tag: Big Data

Why data is key to a clearer view of vessel safety performance
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Why data is key to a clearer view of vessel safety performance

Port State Control inspection records suggest safety standards are improving, but a closer examination reveals areas for improvement, says Paul Stanley, CEO, Global Navigation Solutions. Transparency of data is key to improving safety in shipping and at first sight, the statistics suggest that the industry is on the right course in terms of compliance. In...

DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all vessels
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DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all vessels

DNV GL classed vessels are now able to utilise remote surveys for some inspections using the classification society’s Veracity data platform. Via an online connection or video streaming link, remote surveyors provide support to vessels anywhere in the world, eliminating the need for a DNV GL surveyor to be on-board the vessel. Documentation, images, video,...

Using weather data to avoid charter party disputes
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Using weather data to avoid charter party disputes

Wording is everything when it comes to maritime disputes, especially those involving speed and fuel consumption. Anyone who works in this area knows that words like “about” mean different things to different people and can cause a lot of angst. In particular, the specific wording in Charterparty clauses for dry bulk shipping will often determine...

SEDNA optimises shipping transaction management
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SEDNA optimises shipping transaction management

SEDNA has launched an update to its transaction management platform, which allows brokers, port agents, owners, operators, and anyone that uses SEDNA to manage large volumes of email data and communicate in a secure way, reducing time spent on manual administration tasks. The updated platform is an evolution of SEDNA’s first generation system from 2015 that introduced...

Keeping a weather eye on vessel performance monitoring
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Keeping a weather eye on vessel performance monitoring

Combining a ‘digital twin’ with high resolution tide and current data has enabled We4Sea to generate the next generation of vessel performance data, says Penny Haire, managing director, Tidetech. Despite the lively industry conversation around digitalisation and new technology, many shipowners still rely on very analogue practices to accumulate vessel performance information: the noon report....

KR upgrades SeaTrust-HullScan software
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KR upgrades SeaTrust-HullScan software

The Korean Register (KR) has updated its SeaTrust-HullScan software that benefits from improved speed and quality analysis of the structural integrity of ships. SeaTrust-HullScan is a software package that analyses the structural strength of bulk carriers, double hull oil tankers, and containerships based on KR’s Rules and the Harmonized CSR. The updated version (V2) includes...

MOL and Kawasaki working on energy-saving steering gear project
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MOL and Kawasaki working on energy-saving steering gear project

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for the joint development of a project that will examine how vessel steering gear with new sensing capability and big data analysis can contribute to energy efficient operations. The project will explore how KHI-developed steering gear equipped with sensors to monitor pressure,...

The future of digitalisation in 2018
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The future of digitalisation in 2018

Ilmo Kuutti, President, NAPA Group  As we enter 2018, digitalisation is accelerating at an exponential rate. Driven by numerous factors including the reduction of costs, increase in availability, regulatory pressure, and the expectations of the industry’s next generation of digital natives, shipping is slowly but surely abandoning the status quo and embracing digital. However, despite...

Automation, machine learning, and AI in vessel performance
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Automation, machine learning, and AI in vessel performance

Automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence can not only be used to make operations smoother, more efficient, and less costly, but they can also help shipping generate a lower environmental footprint and create a higher quality of life for seafarers. However, additional sensors and equipment to measure the efficiency of operations, promotes the big question...

BIMCO reporting model reduces admin by 80%
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BIMCO reporting model reduces admin by 80%

  BIMCO has developed a Maritime Reporting Model (MRM) for ship masters that reportedly reduces the administrative workload associated with port calls by 80%. The MRM enables the master to type in the required information related to port clearance one time. This allows more time for the master to focus on managing and navigating the...

High-frequency data collection leads to better ship performance analysis
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High-frequency data collection leads to better ship performance analysis

Three researchers from Norway have published a study that shows how a big data system and high-frequency data sampling can be used to analyse ship performance of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. Carlos Gonzalez, Erik Hagestuen, and Bjarte Lund analysed the performance of two identical sister LNG carriers in 2017.  They found that high-frequency,...

Big Data for big gains
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Big Data for big gains

Managing the performance of a vessel from all angles is a vital part of achieving efficient, cost-effective operations. With so many technologies and solutions available to improve or make better a ship’s performance, finding where to start can be an overwhelming task. The complexities of this are exacerbated by the increasing generation of Big Data...