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04/06/18 11:57

A new Fleet Operating Centre for d’Amico Group

A partnership with RINA and Telemar to develop a digital system of fleet management was signed

d’Amico Group, RINA and Telemar have teamed up to build a new fleet digital operating centre

in Rome with the aim to increase data collection from ships and provide greater detail on performance criteria to enable the shipowner to increase efficiency and safety across its fleet.

The project is an example of an increasing trend towards digitalisation within the maritime industry; as well as providing d’Amico Group with intelligence about operations on which to base strategic business decisions and operational improvements, the level of information from fleet vessels will enable expert support during emergency situations and efficient planning of predictive maintenance to maximize vessel availability.

RINA will manage automatic data acquisition aboard the ships and subsequent analysis and presentation of the data collected.

Telemar will provide secure satellite communications from the global fleet to the operating centre, using its sister company Marlink’s global, multi-band VSAT network; this involvement is critical to the project as it boosts expertise in cyber security and brings experience in ensuring safe, reliable communications from ship to shore.

d’Amico Group will take an active role in the project, providing technical specifications and validation of the overall set-up for the system and in particular of the design of monitoring, layout and alerting rules.

The FOC project for RINA means adding another important brick to the just released cloud digital platform named RINACube that has the ambition to host many marine services and to be open to integrate third party data and applications. RINACube will be the solution to offer to shipowners and operators a new concept of data monitoring and analysis platforms and to provide powerful analytics capabilities in order to extract value and business insights from data collected.

The new d’Amico Group operating centre will be completed around the end of 2018.