Load Line Marine is investing in digitalisation to monitor the performance and condition of ship cranes
Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has secured a two-year contract with Load Line to implement its OnWatch Scout Predict tool, supporting the operation of Load Line’s vessels equipped with MacGregor merchant cranes in the fleet.
These monitoring systems will be installed on four ships and tested during the next five months. Sensors will collate data from crane operations and performance, then send this information to shore.
MacGregor will apply artificial intelligence to the flow of information and use its technical expertise to detect patterns that indicate a risk of crane machinery failure.
OnWatch Scout enables equipment availability to be maximised and maintenance activities to be more efficiently and cost-effectively planned, said MacGregor.
“OnWatch Scout service will enable the operation of our fleet to be further enhanced,” said Load Line technical manager for marine and purchasing Yannis Voulgaris.
“Monitoring and analysing crane performance data that is streamed directly from the vessels will enable us to make better-informed decisions and reduce problem solving time.”
Load Line operates nine bulk carriers, including five Handysize ships, three Supramax and one 2013-built Ultramax ship.
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