German ship management company USC Barnkrug has agreed a new partnership with Berlin-based Kaiko Systems, which will see Kaiko’s data collection and analysis application rolled out to its entire fleet of 27 feeder containerships.
The technology is used to collect structured and verified inspection data and process that data using artificial intelligence (AI), to help optimise operations. The system was chosen by USC Barnkrug after the completion of a successful six week trial on three vessels, with the fleetwide rollout expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
“We quickly recognised that Kaiko Systems is the best solution,” said Jens Moje, Managing Director of USC Barnkrug.
“Naturally, the safety of our ships is one of our top priorities. We are driven by innovation and sustainability. Until now, however, the technical solutions available have not been able to provide a truly complete and constantly updated vessel health overview. Complex data needs to be collected and analysed on board and ashore.”
“Our fleet is currently growing, and with increased size comes greater complexity in safety management. With Kaiko Systems’ software, we are able to solve this problem. Not only do we benefit as a ship management company and as a shipping community, but so do all of our employees who are responsible for the reliability of our fleet.”