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ABS LAUNCHES WEB PLATFORM TO SUPPORT DIGITALISATION

Thursday, October 8, 2020 

ABS has launched 'My Digital Fleet', which the classification society describes as a significant step forward for the digitalisation of the maritime industry; a breakthrough platform that provides real-time data-driven insights to improve fleet efficiency, reduce costs and help manage risks.

Christopher J Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, said: “Digitalisation is the key enabler for asset management, sustainability and regulatory compliance strategies. Yet data silos and disparate systems have, until now, prevented owners and operators from realising the safety and operational potential of their data. The ABS My Digital Fleet web-based platform aggregates these data sources into one, centralised online environment and derives valuable insights by leveraging emerging technology such as artificial intelligence. ABS is leading the industry by delivering a suite of solutions that quickly facilitate improvements in daily operations and support long-term business goals through improved risk management. It’s fast, scalable and highly configurable to a user’s business and fleet needs. It represents the next phase of our commitment to delivering the safety, environmental and economic benefits of digitalisation for the industry.”

Timely access to relevant information to support the safe and efficient operation of assets is critical in the digital era and offers a competitive edge. Vessel data typically resides in disparate systems, including third party sources, that are not integrated, thereby hampering gathering data and timely decision making. The ABS My Digital Fleet platform addresses this challenge by fusing multiple data sources into a single visualised web application, unlocking real-time multi factor risk-based analysis capabilities. Users have the ability to be provided with an unprecedented level of visibility at the equipment, asset, and fleet level. The flexible nature of the platform allows rapid systems integration and fast-tracking delivery of a comprehensive fleet overview for better risk management among other safety and operational benefits.

Real-time alerts, an easy to understand interface and the flexibility to use it anytime and anywhere means users can see an asset’s performance in terms of regulatory compliance, fuel efficiency, structural and mechanical integrity or any other system the user chooses to integrate through the platform.

“With the right tools and solutions implemented, insights are delivered in real time through the ABS My Digital Fleet, a configurable intelligence platform that can interface with client systems so users aren’t required to replace existing infrastructure. This makes ABS My Digital Fleet ideal for shipowners and asset operators to maximise their investments in digital and sensor technologies,” said Kash Mahmood, ABS SVP Digital Solutions.

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