D’Amico, Rina and Telemar debut pioneering fleet operating centre

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.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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