Tag: Data Management

Marlink unveils BridgeLink digital enablement platform
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Marlink unveils BridgeLink digital enablement platform

Marlink has unveiled BridgeLink, a technology agnostic solutions portfolio designed to interconnect on board Operational Technology (OT) within a standardised data structure. BridgeLink addresses compatibility and interfacing challenges by providing an open, technology agnostic platform for unifying onboard equipment and sensors with network infrastructure and satellite IP connectivity, so that data from any system can...

IMO launches online tool to assist vessel reporting
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IMO launches online tool to assist vessel reporting

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed a new free online tool for software developers to create systems for exchanging relevant data electronically. The tool aims to streamline the many administrative procedures necessary when ships enter or leave port. The IMO Compendium is a reference manual containing data sets and the structure and relationships between...

BigOceanData extends contract with Cory Brothers
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BigOceanData extends contract with Cory Brothers

Vessel tracking and monitoring service and supplier of intelligence solutions, BigOceanData, has extended its contract with logistics and maritime service provider Cory Brothers for a further five years. Cory Brothers uses a package of data collection and analysis services provided by BigOceanData to monitor the arrival and departure of oil and gas tankers at specified...

Shipping trio share data with ONE through common data platform
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Shipping trio share data with ONE through common data platform

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). The data is being shared through the IoS-Open Platform (IoS-OP) promoted by Ship Data Centre (ShipDC). As K...

GreenSteam acquires BMT Smart
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GreenSteam acquires BMT Smart

BMT has sold its UK-based SMART business to GreenSteam, a majority owned company of BP. The sale of SMART, a data collection and performance optimisation software solution, to GreenSteam, follows a strategic business review by BMT to focus on its core Infrastructure, Defence and Security, Commercial Shipping and Environmental divisions to commit to greater collaboration...

Digital tools for performance optimisation: a ship operator’s perspective
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Digital tools for performance optimisation: a ship operator’s perspective

The shipping industry is transitioning to a more digitalised and connected way of operating, finding new tools and technologies to improve safety and operational efficiency. VPO Global spoke with one ship operator, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) about the company’s approach to safety and environmental responsibility. The word ‘efficiency’ is regularly heard in the shipping industry...

Creating value from ship data
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Creating value from ship data

Choosing performance monitoring tools that enable valuable data to be created at each stage of a vessel’s performance evaluation process is challenging, but fundamental to improving fleet performance, says Dr Serena Lim, chief scientific officer, Ascenz Solutions There are numerous digital technologies and monitoring tools that are capable of generating vast quantities of data to help...

Improving equipment performance
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Improving equipment performance

Gaining insight into a vessel’s fuel consumption often requires looking at data that is generated from advanced equipment such as sensors and flow metres. However, equipment is not always accurate and 100 per cent reliable, which raises questions around the value of the data in decision-making. A panel discussion hosted by VPO Global and led by...

Successful data mining – the maritime sector’s golden nugget?
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Successful data mining – the maritime sector’s golden nugget?

Shervin Younessi, technical manager of Royston Power Generation, explains how real time data synchronisation and big data analytics have an essential role in monitoring vessel energy efficiencies, reducing fuel consumption and controlling emissions. With the digital evolution in the marine industry gathering pace to help tackle the challenge of new regulations and sustain more energy...

Royston links fuel management system with Opsealog smart data platform
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Royston links fuel management system with Opsealog smart data platform

Royston Diesel Power has set up a new arrangement that links its enginei electronic fuel management system (EFMS) directly with the Opsealog’s maritime smart data analysis platform. Compatibility of the two systems means that the automatically generated fuel consumption and other engine performance data provided by enginei can now be incorporated directly into the Opsealog...

OSM launches OSM ON to help unlock the full value of data
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OSM launches OSM ON to help unlock the full value of data

Ship management company OSM Maritime has launched a portfolio of ‘industry first services’ with the introduction of OSM ON. The OSM ON product utilises the company’s recently opened Maritime Operations Centre in Singapore, which digitally connects all vessels under OSM management, and all activities with real-time visibility and transparency to provide 24/7 response and risk...

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...