Maritime software firm IB has expanded its relationship with Mediterranean transport services company Caronte & Tourist with a new agreement to extend use of the InfoSHIP software platform on Caronte’s ferries.
InfoShip will be used to coordinate all preventive and corrective maintenance processes for the ferry operator’s onboard equipment, using remote analysis and control systems.
Caronte will also roll out the software package’s Drydock module, to optimise drydock management and planning with the goal of reducing vessel time spent out of service.
This new agreement builds on an existing 15-year relationship between the companies, with Caronte already using IB’s software to manage various maintenance, inventory and purchasing processes. The latest deal will also add the InfoSHIP Planning service and integrate the different application modules used, while incorporating new cloud capabilities for data access.
As a result, the software configuration across the fleet will be run as a ‘hybrid’ set-up, with some vessels having systems installed on board and connected via a ship-shore-ship data replication process, while others will have direct access to the cloud to run their applications there.