Providing timely information is critical for maritime operations teams as it allows them to make accurate decisions in a fair and timely manner. This stimulates the productivity of the fleet. Companies have been digitizing these operations for some time, but in some cases the technology has been implemented ad hoc resulting in a variety of applications, interfaces and environments.

This combination of systems and lack of interconnectivity can lead to incorrect, outdated or missing data. This can make accurate analysis of the ship’s operational data difficult, which negatively impacts fleet decision making and production.

To help operators overcome this problem, TecnoVeritas, a supplier of marine engineering solutions and services, has developed the Blue Overall Efficiency Monitoring (BOEM) system. The multitasking platform aims to help operators increase the productivity of their ships and reduce crew learning load while maintaining data security. BOEM has recently received type approval certification from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.

BOEM is a cloud-based tool that uses artificial intelligence to provide naval operations operators with an overview of the activity. The platform is used to generate quick and accurate decisions and maximize ship operations. BOEM is a customizable product currently used by cruise and cargo ships.

The platform has a variety of tools, including those for monitoring and analyzing maintenance requirements, energy emissions, compliance, fuel and crew management, documentation, budgeting, dry dock, routing and fuel consumption of oil.

Typically, it takes less than a day for an official to learn BOEM, as they have a uniform user experience and there is no need to manage data interfaces between tools, without the need for “spreadsheets”. For example, a fuel consumption report can be sent ashore, so that shore personnel can easily organize bunkers, or the ship’s emissions compliance can be constantly monitored and recorded, allowing for timely action if needed.

BOEM can increase ship efficiency by enhancing crew, ship management and ports through a collaborative process based on timely data.

This article was first published in the Fall / Winter 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of going to press, but may have changed since then. Sign up for FREE Cruise & Ferry Review here to get the next issue straight to your inbox or home.

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