RINA and IB Partner for Ship Management Software Suite

Press Release
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

International classification society RINA Group has partnered with Italian software house IB to distribute a software suite aimed at improving ship and fleet operation across the board.

 

The InfoSHIP  suite is made up of a number of modules which together can be used to improve efficiency across any type of ship or fleet management.
 


Paolo Moretti, General Manager, Business Line Marine, RINA Group, says, “Efficient ship and fleet management depends on managing information in the right way. IB has developed this growing suite of software modules specifically for the marine market, but drawing on expertise in other sectors. Owners can choose the specific modules needed to improve their day-to-day management needs.”



Grouped under the InfoSHIP suite are MP Maintenance & Purchase, MS Ship’s Certificates and Event Management System, DD Dry Dock Process Management, DSF Decision Support Framework, TH Technical Hotel Management, GFR Guarantee Failure Reports, AI Audit & Inspections Management and CM Compliance Management.



Maurizio Ricci, IB Chairman and CEO, says, “For thirty years IB has been dedicated to the development and implementation of computerised maintenance management systems. We are the Italian market leaders in this area and we can use the knowledge from one business sector to improve the business model in other sectors. InfoSHIP  provides specific solutions and tools to satisfy the widest needs of fleet technical management. The suite of programs is intended to provide a secure, interactive and global fleet management platform.”



InfoSHIP satisfies the main requirements of shipowners for a management system. It is complete, covering all processes in detail, it is flexible (the interface can be modified to suit the user ranks and functions), it is interactive, it is a distributed daily work tool, and it allows real-time operations and performance and continuous monitoring of critical issues.



InfoSHIP  MP is the core module, dedicated to technical management including maintenance activity, purchasing cycle and cost control. InfoSHIP  MS follows compliance with safety, security and environmental duties and provides an event reporting system, as well as handling ship certificates and documents. InfoSHIP® DD monitors the technical, managerial and cost issues of drydocking and InfoSHIP® DSF provides operational reporting and data analysis. The TH module tracks and manages procurement and maintenance processes for cruise ships’ hotel departments, while the GFR module adds claims management. The AI module supports tracking and managing inspections, audits and vettings of all kinds and, finally, the CM module is designed for managing compliance processes, being also helpful for change management purposes.




The latest addition to RINA and IB’s offering is InfoSHIP EGO, a system for Energy Governance whose goal is to strongly reduce GHG emissions and fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent for ships in operation. EGO covers voyage and fuel management processes, trim optimisation, propulsion efficiency and energy management, together with a powerful reporting and analysis tool for decision-makers.



The software features online operational support and SEEMP compliance, and helps optimise maintenance. InfoSHIP  EGO is a fuel-consumption monitoring system based on a step-by-step approach. The basic approach can be limited to fuel oil consumption monitoring but it can be integrated with various options such as trim optimisation, monitoring of propulsion power and monitoring of electric load. The implementation levels depend on the type of ship, the target savings and accuracy required. The system is completed by InfoSHIP  ELB Electronic Logbook, which provides paperless management of all ship reporting issues, including Marpol annexes, engine and deck logbooks and all ship formalities (IMO FAL Form).


“The investment in this software will depend on the type of vessel, but it is highly scalable and therefore covers completely different needs depending on the type of ship, from tanker and cargo vessels up to large cruise ships,” explains Moretti. “It can be tuned to the needs of each owner. Training is needed for staff on board and ashore, but it will deliver a payback. In our experience we have seen energy saving from non-propulsive consumption on cruise ships of between 5 and 8 per cent. Savings of 1 to 3 per cent are available through trim optimisation, and 2 to 4 per cent through increased propulsion efficiency. The crew on board can use the system information to optimise consumption at any time, while ashore dashboards can be used to improve fleet performance.”    

 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Orlando Ashford is President, Holland America Line

Holland America Line announced today that effective Dec. 1 Orlando Ashford will join the company as president to lead the award-winning cruise line's brand and business,

Sustainability Report: Carnival Ahead of Emissions Goal

Carnival Corporation & plc released a report today detailing its sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled the company to meet its corporate goal

Meyer Turku Building another Ship for TUI Cruises

Meyer Turku Oy celebrated the start of production of cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 on November 18, 2014, as the cutting machine was started by Mike Schwanke, Marketing

Education/Training

Baker Hughes to Present at Wells Fargo's 2014 Energy Symposium

Baker Hughes Incorporated announced today that the Company's Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Derek Mathieson, will present at Wells Fargo's 2014 Energy Symposium on Wednesday,

Gazprom Transgaz Ufa Organizes Arts Festival

Over 200 healthy children and children with disabilities from Bashkortostan as well as the Volga Region participated in the Breaking the Barriers second interregional children’s arts festival,

Everett College to Launch New Research Boat

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will launch its new research vesel on November 22 with a celebration at 11 a.m. at the Port of Everett.

Vessels

HMAS Success Deploys to Middle East

After months of preparation, HMAS Success departed Garden Island in Sydney today for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region to provide logistic support

Rosneft Ships First Oil From Chayvo Field

Rosneft commenced shipment of crude oil extracted at the Northern Tip of Chayvo license off the coast of Sakhalin, with the first tanker carrying Sokol-grade crude leaving port on November 21.

USS Oscar Austin Deploys to 6th fleet

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 21 for a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

Software Solutions

Transas Launches Web Map Service

Transas Marine has launched Transas Web Map Service (WMS)to provide transparent and easy access to navigation charts through common interface. Access to comprehensive

ClassNK-NAPA GREEN Wins IBJ Awards

Vessel performance monitoring and optimization solution ClassNK-NAPA GREEN was named the maritime industry’s top IT system by earning the IT Solutions Award

Wison Selects AVEVA to Support Offshore Projects

International EPC firm chooses AVEVA software, replacing competitive solution, to increase productivity and efficiency on offshore projects.   AVEVA has announced that Wison Offshore & Marine,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2584 sec (4 req/sec)