OneOcean has announced the addition of electronic logbooks to its portfolio of digital services, following the launch of its LogCentral application for vessel data collection.
LogCentral follows IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) standards, which provide industry-wide guidance for the use of electronic record books as an acceptable alternative to paper logbooks.
The software covers daily operational information including waste disposal, sludge generation and ballast operations, as well as all air and water emissions, for compliance with MARPOL regulations for pollution prevention and control.
“LogCentral is a genuine breakthrough, not just for optimising the usage of electronic logbooks but also for driving fleet-wide efficiencies,” says Martin Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of OneOcean.
“Data goes through comprehensive validation at point of entry to massively improve accuracy. In addition to monitoring fleet activity in real time, shoreside management teams can compare and analyse trends in depth.”
“This is thanks to LogCentral’s capacity to output graphs and tables which also factor in historical vessel data. The resulting insights are available through the online portal and are key for informed decision-making.”
The software uses validation mechanisms to improve data accuracy, such as record linking and auto-filling areas to issue visual alerts if inaccurate data is entered.
LogCentral’s shoreside core provides access to all logbook entries from a company’s connected vessels, with any alerts generated in onboard record-keeping also flagged up to onshore users.