La Méridionale moves to digitalise ferry operations

French ferry operator La Méridionale has partnered with software firm Opsealog to digitalise and optimise the operations of its fleet transporting passengers and cargo between France, Corsica, and Morocco.

Opsealog’s reporting software, Streamlog, has been deployed on all four of La Méridionale’s vessels over the course of the first half of this year, allowing ferry operator to digitise its environmental reporting and automate report generation for compliance with the requirements of the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regime and the IMO’s Data Collection System (DCS).

Daily noon reports as well as performance dashboards and alerts are also now available through Opsealog’s performance management application, Marinsights.

Crew can submit reports through a single platform, instead of having to fill in multiple spreadsheets, while managers ashore have centralised aggregate information of key operational parameters available from different siloed sources in on place. Digitalising the process has reduced reporting errors by 95%, the company says.

“At La Méridionale, we are proud to be green pioneers, and have been taking tangible action for over a decade to reduce the environmental footprint of our services. Our flagship ferry Piana, for example, is the first vessel in the world fitted with a particles filter, eliminating 99.9% of SOx and ultra-fine particles (PM<1). We are as well the very first French Company to use the Electrical Shore Connection at berth since 2017,” notes Christophe Séguinot, Technical Director at La Méridionale.

“Now, our digital transformation is a strategic priority, and one that goes hand in hand with our commitment to the planet and the climate. The first few months of our partnership with Opsealog have already helped our team save time and given our managers better visibility on our operations.”

“We look forward to the next steps, as we continue to harness the potential of data to unlock even more efficiencies and sustainability in our operations.”

The next phase of the project will include the digitalisation of other key reports, such as monthly machine and waste monitoring reports, as well as those pertaining to fuel consumption, delays and commercial KPIs.

The partners also aim to use data-driven insights to improve the fleet’s environmental performance, supporting compliance with environmental regulations such as IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) requirements.

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