Inmarsat has added Metis Cyberspace Technology to its growing list of certified application providers to its Fleet Data service
Shipowners and managers can process and analyse operational and environmental data through Metis’ platform. Data is collated from onboard sensors, preprocessed and uploaded to a central cloud-based database through Fleet Data.
This uses Inmarsat’s growing Global Xpress constellation of Ka-band satellites with back-up from L-band FleetBroadband services to transfer processed data to the cloud.
Data is available to shipowners through an application process interface (API) and visualisation dashboards.
These display significant key performance indicators and analysis for performance parameters, to benchmark against reference data where needed.
Other services available through the Metis cloud platform include fuel oil consumption monitoring, emissions reporting, voyage analysis, planning and route optimisation.
Metis also provides analysis and services related to the performance of onboard mechanical and electrical machinery, such as main engines, ballast water treatment systems, diesel generators, scrubbers and boilers.
“This partnership will help standardise data collection for fleetwide performance monitoring and optimisation,” said Inmarsat Maritime head of digital solutions Marco Cristoforo Camporeale.
“It will aid fleet managers in controlling and analysing data across their fleet, through the Metis application on Fleet Data and via a secure platform that is fully scalable, fleetwide and now commercially available on both Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband,” Mr Camporeale added.
Metis applications use artificial intelligence and machine learning on information that enables shipping companies to evaluate the performance of vessels and the fleet.
These technologies provide owners with accurate predictions to enable them to plan ahead through data-driven decision support services.
“We are sure that this co-operation will amplify our efforts to empower shipping companies on their journey towards digital transformation through highly intelligent data-analysis services,” said Metis chief executive Mike Konstantinidis.
Some of the answers shipowners and operators required during daily activities will be available almost instantly as Metis has added a chatbox function.
This allows users to interact with a cyber assistant dedicated to ship management. Users can use this chatbot interface to ask questions in English, raise complex queries or request advanced analytics and reports.
Services available through the Metis cloud platform include:
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