Ulstein Belga Marine partners with ioCurrents in Brazil

Ulstein Belga Marine has announced a new partnership with American maritime software company ioCurrents, to bring its Cloud-based data analytics platform to the Brazilian market.

The ioCurrents MarineInsight system is used to gather, analyse and transmit vessel equipment data in real time to help on board and shoreside operators to make better decisions.

The software employs machine learning models and artificial intelligence to monitor different aspects of vessel operation, and uses this information to create a model of normal operating behaviour.

If operational parameters deviate outside the thresholds predicted by the model, operators are alerted to a potential problem at an early stage, before they would normally become aware of them.

Shore-based users can access all vessel data via the Cloud portal, while onboard crews can use a Local Display on tablets, which mirrors the majority of the functionality of the web portal.

“In these special times we really have to understand how technology and IT can help us save cost and think smarter based on all the data we have access to. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are no longer just fancy hype words,” said Jan Lomholdt, CEO of Ulstein Belga Marine.

“With ioCurrents we found a partner that took innovation to the next level, showing our customers how they can use their data to save money and predict failures before they happen without need of human interaction. The future has already arrived.”

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