A Swedish shipping company that controls a fleet of 145 cargo vessels and has more than 150 years of experience in the operation of vessels, needed a new uniform IT solution for the monitoring and analysis of ship operations. Their existing system was based on MS Excel and didn't meet the needs for the effective consolidation and reporting of data transferred from sea to shore or continuous operation in the event of poor internet connections. The customer was unable to monitor, analyse and improve its operational processes.
Baltic Amadeus offered a Microsoft .NET based solution comprising three modules (vessel, shore and data transfer). The vessel module collects all the information needed (such as location, speed, fuel type and consumption, and other parameters), including meteorological data. This information is affected by the extreme weather and sea conditions, and can be analysed in various layers. The shore module ensures the integrity of vessel data and appends it with meteorological and other information. The BI module allows the accumulated information for a vessel or fleet’s chosen key performance indicators (KPIs) to be easily analysed in various layers and ways.
The solution has unified all data coming from sea to shore and streamlined vessel operations by shortening travel time and downtime in harbours. The system should decrease fuel consumption by up to 5% per vessel (the typical cost of fuel consumption per day amounts to about US$50,000) and contribute to reduced environmental pollution.
The on board system significantly decreases the crew’s workload and allows onshore teams to monitor every vessel and quickly increase their operational efficiency in real time. Vessels with a similar construction can also be compared and their performance can be optimised.
We are very pleased with the results achieved together with Baltic Amadeus, who is our remote IT service development center for the project implementation. Their expertise and experience have helped us to quickly and successfully implement this solution that is unique in shipping industry.
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