International shipmanagement group Thome is installing a software platform across its fleet to manage environmental and regulatory compliance and implement e-navigation
Singapore-headquartered Thome Group shipmanagement’s new unified software platform is aimed at optimising vessel voyages, lowering waste and preventing fines and detentions for regulations violations.
Thome signed a deal to implement OneOcean’s unified platform across its fleet of hundreds of ships to combine its e-navigational, regulatory and environmental requirements under one software umbrella.
OneOcean’s platform includes PassageManager for optimised voyage planning, Regs4Ships to keep seafarers up to date with the latest regulations and EnviroManager to reduce waste and emissions.
Thome Group vice president and head of compliance for environmental, marine and safety, Captain Atul Vatsa said he believes increasing levels of international regulation and scrutiny means shipmanagement groups require more sophisticated software to enhance their operations.
“Shipping is one of the most regulated industries in the world,” he said. “So, deploying EnviroManager and Regs4Ships will be of invaluable assistance to us, enabling the easy and efficient administration of MARPOL and associated regulations.”
OneOcean will provide Thome with a visual reference for all MARPOL mandates and monitor compliance with IMO cap on sulphur in fuel, which comes into force 1 January 2020.
Thome said its seafarers will also use this software to keep track of the latest publications and regulatory updates from international flag-states, regional entities and national governments.
“As we manage fleets on a global basis, we are under constant scrutiny to audit our compliance to a dizzying variety of environmental laws all over the world,” said Capt Vatsa. “We value OneOcean’s help in ensuring that total compliance is achieved right across our fleets, in addition to making a significant contribution towards the successful digitalisation of our vessels.”
Thome’s agreement to use this software follows UK-based ChartCo’s acquisition of Canada-headquartered Marine Press in November 2019 to create OneOcean.
OneOcean chief executive Martin Taylor said the service is enabling operators of almost 20,000 ships to remain compliant with regional, national and international environmental regulations and reduce maritime waste.
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