Estonian based Tallink Grupp and Finnish maritime innovator Fleetrange have entered into an agreement to provide Tallink with a real-time IoT-powered operational awareness solution.
The solution is designed for instant sharing of operational information between ships and shore organisations.
Fleetrange IoT for Tallink features real-time ship motions, accurate ship weather data, as well as a live on-demand video feed from Tallink’s 13 cruise ferries, fast ferries and ro-ros ships sailing under the Tallink and Silja Line brands.
“We have been looking for a fleet-wide operational awareness solution for a few years and the solution offered by Fleetrange meets all our key needs, such as ship tracking, combined with real-time motions, video, wind sensor data and accurate weather forecasts as well as other powerful tools for our Captains.
We equipped three of our ships – ‘Silja Symphony’, ‘Silja Serenade’ and ‘Star’ – with Fleetrange sensor-units two months ago as a trial and now, after a successful two-month trial period, we are ready to roll this out to our entire fleet. We believe that Fleetrange will enable us to further increase our very high service quality and safety levels and we look forward to maximising the potential of this mobile-enabled solution in our daily operations,” said Capt Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, Head of Ship Management at Tallink.
“Fleetrange has always been about affordable real-time actionable intelligence, easy sharing and superb customer support and we are delighted to provide Tallink with our Fleetrange IoT. Our agreement is also a hallmark for us, as we are currently also starting the official trials of our automatic operational quality assurance (BOQA) solution with Tallink,” said Henrik Ramm-Schmidt, CEO and Founder of Fleetrange.
Fleetrange IoT provides ship operators and their Masters with a number of key operational awareness tools for efficient information sharing and collaboration in daily operations.
Real-time ship tracking is enhanced with ship motion, wind sensor and camera/video data and combined with accurate local wind/wave/ice forecasts it gives the users situational awareness regardless of time, place or device.
Fleetrange IoT is also designed for emergency management and includes local search and rescue (SAR) assets, real-time chat capabilities, the vessel triage tool and sharing of data to external parties and Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCC).
Fleetrange BOQA is a bridge operational quality assurance solution designed primarily for Masters and their fleet managers. The methodology is adopted from the flight industry (FOQA) and is used for systematically and automatically tracking and trending operational quality events, such as heavy weather along the route, heavy motion, crash stops, excessive turns, proximity to ice and icebergs, close encounter with other ships, ECA/PSSA and restricted area entries, TSS-violations by other ships, port arrivals/departures, schedule accuracy, cross-track/off-track, blackouts, etc.