Ship-to-shore solutions enhanced by co-operation agreement

Oct 26 2018

GNS and SIRM have partnered to deliver an expanded range of cloud-based services for shipmanagers.

The new partnership will combine GNS’s expertise in data intelligence, back of bridge software and navigation with SIRM’s cloud-based services and telecommunications capability to deliver new ship-shore technology solutions and enhance office-based situational awareness.


The first focus area of the new partnership is the integration of SIRM’s patented FleetOnCloud and GNS’s Voyager FLEET INSIGHT solutions to enable owners and managers to track vessel movements, monitor performance and support incident management from ashore.


Voyager FLEET INSIGHT platform is GNS’ web-based data analytics software solution that monitors vessel movements, identifies unnecessary navigation spending, makes navigation compliance simpler and helps keep track of compliance KPIs.


FleetOnCloud is a flexible, secure and scalable way to connect ship company logistics, engineering and navigation departments directly with the data and information produced by the fleet.


FleetOnCloud works by capturing data from around the ship, including real time ECDIS and radar videos and key data captured from on board sensors to meet the noon report, EU-MRV and other reporting requirements.


Combining the two solutions will provide shipping companies worldwide with unprecedented levels of understanding and awareness of day-to-day operations and vessel performance.


Two modules offer significant operational and commercial benefits to ship managers and owners:

•  FleetOnCloud’s DataInsight module provides the opportunity to achieve new levels of automation that will reduce reliance on error-prone manual processes and make reporting and analysis of key performance indicators (KPIs) more efficient.

•  FleetOnCloud’s BridgeView module enables video of bridge systems, such as ECDIS and radar to be retrieved at any time and used to view the exact status on the bridge at the time of an incident to support insurance claims, as well as for crew training purposes.


FleetOnCloud’s development has benefited from collaboration with one of the world's leading shipping companies, which made a key contribution to both the functionality and the operational validation of services on its fleet of over 400 ships.


“We are on the cusp of a technology revolution in the marine industry. With data volumes increasing and real-time intelligent response a necessity of doing business, companies are becoming more dependent on technology,” said Luca Cesare, CEO, SIRM. “Working with GNS to bring together our communications expertise and GNS’s maritime solutions excellence, we are well-equipped to help companies solve the tough technology challenges, improve operational efficiency and enhance safety.”


“We are very pleased to be working with SIRM on this exciting initiative. By combining GNS’s expertise in maritime solutions, with SIRM’s vision for ship-shore data exchange, we can achieve exciting new digitally-led efficiencies and safety improvements,” said Paul Stanley, GNS Group CEO. “Together GNS and SIRM are developing new and exciting innovations ashore and on board that address user challenges and help shipping companies achieve the efficiencies and improvements promised by digital navigation.”


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