Classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has created IRClass Digital, an initiative to work towards digitalisation and offer services through a unified digital platform
IRClass Digital has signed a memorandum of agreement with IoT provider Smart Ship Hub to collaboratively grow the division. It will focus on connected ship and smart infrastructure, online information and access management, automated immersive design simulation and validation, smart emergency response systems, the digital twin concept, and real-time condition monitoring.
IRClass said it aims to build a digital framework based on four key pillars – technology, people, processes, and open innovation – and is aiming to offer remote vessel and fleet monitoring, performance and voyage optimisation, remote maintenance assistance, predictive maintenance, and condition monitoring.
IRClass executive chairman Arun Sharma said, “We believe a collaborative approach to digitalisation in shipping is a proactive way forward for the maritime community. As technological adoption in shipping is progressing rapidly, IRClass is well-positioned to offer value-added services. This tie-up with Smart Ship Hub to develop IRClass-Digital allows us to offer fully integrated and technology-enabled service offerings to our customers and stakeholders.”
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