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Port Infrastructure & Development
Data-Collection Challenges performance management.
It should come as no surprise that maritime emissions-re- It also can be integrated with other NS software products duction and other environmental initiatives are increasing the to support non-fuel-related activities: integration with the NS demand for new tools and resources that help crews to ac- Vessel Performance system module supports operational cost curately collect, collate and report data in a way that adds as savings with benchmarking and analysis of vessel-performance little as possible to daily business activities. data; integration with the NS Maintenance Manager can help to
If shipowners lack an ef? cient data-management system inform equipment, spaces and maintenance plans; integration for regulatory reporting, their crews will have to populate and with the NS Hull Manager for can help monitor structural con- maintain multiple spreadsheets for the IMO DCS, EU MRV, ditions; and integration with the NS Crew Manager can gives
ECAs, voyage management, etc, adding to their already con- operators a extensive view of voyage history and vessel status.
siderable workloads. And, no one wants that. The VM module is ? exible and can be expanded and cus-
They require an easy-to-use tool that supports the collec- tomized to support any operator requirements and facilitates tion and integration of all the required information as a part submission to third-party veri? ers and regulators. In the course of day-to-day activities. One such tool is ABS Nautical Solu- of a voyage there are events that in? uence fuel consumption tions’ (NS) Voyage Manager software. NS Voyage Manager is a that need to be documented for standard voyage reporting: cloud-based, subscription application that supports daily activi- • Departure from dock ties and compliance with a range of environmental regulations, • Shift to go full speed – sea buoying going full speed including those governing ECAs, the EU MRV and IMO-DCS. at middle ocean
The software integrates the data collected for noon reports • Reaching the end of sea passage and maneuvering – and in tandem with the optional NS AutoLogger, a secure, to come into port marine-grade appliance in the NS database – automates and • Arrival at port simpli? es the compliance-reporting process. (NS AutoLogger • Stationed at port conducting cargo activities captures data directly from sensors and ship systems to im- prove data accuracy). NS Voyage Manager has unique templates designed to cap-
NS Voyage Manager also captures Bunker Delivery Notes ture key data for each event and their noon reports. Each tem- (required for MRV compliance) and supports other environ- plate is con? gured to match the way customers use the soft- mental compliance activities, including Ballast Water Ex- ware, which includes the minimum amount of information on change, Fuel Switching (for ECA compliance), Garbage and fuel consumption that is needed for EU MRV and IMO DCS
Oil record books (for MARPOL reporting), and Vessel Gen- declarations. The crew uses the templates to ? ll out normal eral Permit (for US EPA reporting). Any data captured can voyage-reporting events that they record as standard daily ac- be expanded to support other operational activities, including tivities and, in doing so, capture the data that is necessary for
MRV and IMO DCS reporting.
Aggregating Data: just one re- porting platform Mandatory emissions monitoring for the EU MRV has been in place since the beginning of this year (January 1, 2018), so many ships trading globally already have a plan in place to comply with the European regulation. Rather than require owners to reinvent the wheel for each regulation, ABS offers an easy-to-use template to help them to ? ll in the gaps between EU MRV and
IMO DCS compliance.
For those without an existing EU MRV plan, ABS offers a simple template to support a compliant SEEMP, as required by the IMO-DCS. Once it has been up- dated, ABS can assess the SEEMP to 58 Maritime Logistics Professional July/August 2018 | | 50-63 MLP JulyAug18.indd 58 50-63 MLP JulyAug18.indd 58 8/7/2018 3:42:47 PM8/7/2018 3:42:47 PM