Evergreen new build certified for remote and autonomous network access

Container firm Evergreen Marine Corp has been granted Digital Safe Security certification for autonomous and remote access to the smart ship infrastructure installed on the 12,000 TEU ultra large containership Ever Forward.

The digital set-up on the vessel, built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and delivered in September, is based around SHI’s SVESSEL smart ship system, which aims to provide operators and shore-based staff with instant access to data from onboard systems for monitoring and diagnostics through the cloud.

Ever Forward has been built in line with LR’s Digital Ship class notations, with elements of the SVESSEL programme certified against LR’s Digital Safe Security notation covering access for autonomous and remote monitoring of the ship’s systems.

LR says that it also provided independent assurance services to Evergreen and SHI, applying the Digital Ship descriptive notation to the vessel in recognition of the work and certifying the digital ship system as safe.

“By working closely with Evergreen and Samsung Heavy Industries, we were successful in assessing the system’s functionality through LR’s Digital Safety Security notation,” said Young-Doo Kim, LR’s North East Asia TSO Manager.

“We are excited to see digital ship technologies grow and comprise more and more functions and reach higher levels of autonomy, helped by LR’s Digital Ships’ procedures that enable digital systems to be installed safely and fully functional as intended.”

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