Diamond Bulk Carriers and Mitsubishi Ore Transport have worked with Nautilus Labs and Hoppe Marine to remotely install equipment for monitoring ship performance
The companies worked together to deploy devices to capture data across a network of onboard sensors and to transfer the data to shore. Data is uploaded into the Nautilus platform for analysis and ultimately used for vessel optimisation.
Diamond Bulk Carriers selected Nautilus to use its artificial intelligence for performance optimisation and its decision support software.
Hoppe Marine, a Nautilus Labs preferred partner, was enlisted for instrumentation, installation services and signal aggregation for the vessel owned by Mitsubishi Ore Transport.
However, due to pandemic-related travel and port restrictions, the marine service provider guided Mitsubishi Ore Transport’s crew through a remote crew-led installation.
This enables crew to access a stream of high-frequency sensor data and for this information to be loaded on to the Nautilus platform.
Nautilus’s software uses this data to provide optimal operating recommendations using vessel-specific models generated through machine learning.
Hoppe’s equipment transmits the vessel’s data back to shore as part of the Data Butler program. Nautilus integrates with this via an application process interface to access the vessel’s sensor data.
“Having crew install sensors was the first time in our and Mitsubishi Ore Transport’s history,” said Diamond Bulk Carriers general manager Shusuke Miyazaki.
“We are excited to collect and receive our vessel’s data to optimise our vessel operations. Nautilus’s interoperability and the ability to integrate with any third-party provider made the deployment into Hoppe’s Data Butler easy and seamless,” he explained.
“This allowed our teams to access a single source of truth, fostering cross-departmental collaboration. Deploying Nautilus Platform is an important step for our business in achieving meaningful savings and reduced emissions,” said Mr Miyazaki.
Mitsubishi Ore Transport’s marine management group technical team leader, Fumiyuki Yasuda, said crew installed the sensors in addition to their daily schedule.
“By using the Nautilus platform, we empower all stakeholders to access the same information to drive collaboration, transparency, and accountability while promoting greater sustainability,” he said.
Shipping companies such as Neste, Dorian LPG, P&O Maritime Logistics and PSA Marine will detail their investments in energy optimisation, voyage planning and internet of things technology during Riviera Maritime Media’s Vessel Optimisation Webinar Week, 24-27 May.