Digital shipping platform provider Metis Cyberspace Technology SA and Inmarsat have signed an agreement to offer a dedicated application for Inmarsat’s Fleet Data service customers.
The agreement will enable ship owners/managers collecting data through the Inmarsat Fleet Data service to have access to advanced data analysis, performance evaluation and predictive services available through the Metis cloud platform, such as voyage analysis, planning and optimisation, regulations compliance, predictive fuel oil consumption, bunkering optimization and charter party agreements monitoring, to name a few.
Fleet Data collects data from onboard sensors, pre-processes it and, via the Inmarsat satellite network, uploads it to a central cloud-based database equipped with a dashboard and an Application Process Interface (API).
Metis also provides analysis and services related to the performance of all critical mechanical and electrical machinery working on the vessel, such as main engines, ballast water treatment systems, diesel generators, scrubbers and boilers.
Users can access specialised dashboards for each area of interest, which displays significant key performance indicators (KPIs) and analysis for all required performance parameters, for benchmarking against reference data where needed.
Enhanced information flow is achieved by scheduling customised reports by the user and by generating automatic notification alerts, to be delivered when critical predefined events occur.
One of the features offered by Metis is that the platform supports a chat function, allowing users to interact with the first Cyber-Assistant dedicated to shipping management in the world. The chatbot interface enables the user to ask simple questions in English, but also to raise complex queries or request advanced analytics and reports.
Commenting on the partnership, Mike Konstantinidis, CEO at Metis Cyberspace Technology SA, said: “We are very happy to join forces with Inmarsat and we are sure that this cooperation will amplify our efforts to empower shipping companies on their journey towards digital transformation through our highly intelligent data analysis services.”
Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Head of Digital Solutions, Inmarsat Maritime. “We are delighted to be working with an innovative start-up such as Metis. This partnership will help standardise data collection for fleet-wide performance monitoring and optimisation.”
Camporeale added: “It will aid fleet managers in controlling and analysing data across their fleet, through the Metis application on Fleet Data and via a secure platform that is fully scalable, fleet-wide and now commercially available on both Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband.”