Laskaridis Shipping, METIS Cyberspace Technology and classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) have developed the use of augmented data to optimise the efficiency of shipping operations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
he results of this partnership were made official during a meeting at the offices of Laskaridis Shipping Co. LTD. on the 17th of November 2023. The project, which was launched in June 2022, led to BV delivering an Approval in Principle to METIS Cyberspace for its METIS Ship Connect System, an automated data acquisition platform for the monitoring of vessel operations and subsystems.
Shipping is now coming to accept that real-time vessel data, predictive analysis and artificial intelligence will be crucial to meeting the needs of the transition ahead. Used correctly, data not only helps optimise maritime operations to boost energy efficiency, but also supports better decision-making at the strategic level.
… said Eleni Polychronopoulou, CEO at METIS Cyberspace Technology. In an exclusive interview to SAFETY4SEA, Eleni Polychronopoulou, President and CEO of METIS Cyberspace Technology had explained how new technologies can assist the industry in succeeding in its journey towards decarbonization, highlighting the importance of data reporting.
Two new classification notations have been granted to the bulk carrier LETO, constructed in 2015 and managed by Laskaridis Shipping CO. LTD., part of the company’s fleet equipped with METIS Ship Connect.
METIS Ship Connect functions as the onboard Internet of Things (IoT) component within the METIS solution. It gathers data from onboard sensors, instruments, and automation control systems, utilized by the METIS cloud-based platform to generate actionable intelligence.
Vessel metrics like fuel oil consumption, engine performance, and electrical power production are monitored in real time. Through advanced data analytics and machine learning techniques, the METIS platform provides optimization recommendations, predictive insights, and regulatory compliance management.
With METIS Ship Connect onboard, the bulk carrier LETO became the first vessel to receive the DATAINFRA notation, developed by Bureau Veritas as part of the project.
The DATAINFRA notation acknowledges that the ship is equipped with data infrastructure, ensuring reliable data collection, transmission, storage, sharing, and availability to multiple data consumers.
LETO is also the initial in-service vessel to obtain BV’s SMART (EnE1-W, -S, -Em) notation, recognizing that the company and the vessel incorporate software and hardware providing smart functions for data collection, transmission, analysis, and visualization related to energy efficiency, speed optimization, weather routing, and emissions monitoring.
Emphasizing the use of big data and AI technology, these notations and the METIS Ship Connect platform aim to assist ship managers in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and optimizing performance. The project and notations support ship-to-shore connectivity, remote decisions, and remote operations.
Digital technologies have tremendous potential to drive operational excellence and enhance sustainability, which is why they are at the heart of our long-term strategy.
… explained Suzanna Laskaridis, Chairwoman of Lavinia Corp