Bulk carrier operator Orion Reederei of Germany has begun a trial of intelligent data recording and analysis technology from Kaiko Systems on three of its fifty vessels, with the aim of reducing time spent on surveys and reporting of the status of onboard equipment.
The trial will include management of data for all safety-related inspections, including regular assessments of firefighting and life-saving equipment for potential defects. Should the three-month test period be completed successfully, the AI-powered software will be rolled out across the entire Orion Reederei fleet, and may also be expanded to incorporate additional technical data and machinery information.
“Our greatest responsibility is to guarantee safety aboard all our vessels. That’s why we’re always looking at new solutions to help optimise our processes,” said Julius Reith, Project Manager at Orion Reederei.
“Kaiko Systems offers a user-friendly product that allows the crew to collect reliable data on the condition of our fire protection and safety equipment. We can see immediately when something needs to be repaired or replaced.”
“Not only does it cut the time and cost of essential analyses, inspections, and reporting, but it reduces the number of faults and incidents.”
The automated data analysis tool helps to identify potential incidents before they occur, providing managers with information to take proactive decisions. Data is collected using a smartphone app that includes smart checklists and automatic reminders.
“We’re excited about working with Orion Reederei and look forward to a collaboration that opens up the dry bulk market to us,” said Fabian Fussek, Founder and CEO of Kaiko Systems.
“Improvements to the sector’s safety standards are always a hot topic. The DryBMS quality standard, recently launched by RightShip and Intercargo to raise the bar on safety, environmental and operational excellence, is one example. Kaiko Systems provides shipping companies in the dry bulk segment with a valuable tool, offering a comprehensive insight into the health of their vessels and uncovering optimisation potential.”