Italian d’Amico Group has partnered with Rina and Telemar to build a new fleet digital operating centre in Rome. The new centre will increase data collection from ships and provide greater detail on performance criteria to enable the shipping group to increase efficiency and safety across the fleet.
The project which has just been launched is an example of an increasing trend towards digitalisation within the maritime industry.
“As well as providing d’Amico Group with intelligence about operations on which to base strategic business decisions and operational improvements, the level of information from fleet vessels will enable expert support during emergency situations and efficient planning of predictive maintenance to maximize vessel availability,” a statement from the companies said.
Within the three-way partnership, Rina will manage automatic data acquisition onboard the ships and subsequent analysis and presentation of the data collected. Telemar will provide secure satellite communications from the global fleet to the operating centre, using its sister company Marlink’s global, multi-band VSAT network. D’Amico Group will take an active role in the project providing technical specifications and validation of the overall set-up for the system and in particular of the design of monitoring, layout and alerting rules.
Earlier this year Rina released a cloud digital platform named RINACube that has the ambition to host many marine services and to be open to integrate third party data and applications.