Columbia Shipmanagement digital platform to launch in summer 2023

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) has announced plans to build a digital system to consolidate data collection and analysis for ship management operations under one platform, in cooperation with external partners.

The PANGIA project, a collaboration between CSM, Blue Dynamics (BD) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI), has been under development for two years and is due to be launched in July 2023, the company said. The project is co-funded by the European Union, and the Republic of Cyprus via the Research and Innovation Foundation.

The platform will incorporate HoloLens and virtual reality synaptic technology for training and onboard maintenance, and apply data analytics and expert human input to boost vessel performance, reduce fuel consumption, and, through machine learning, offer proactive maintenance planning and the early detection of health hazards to protect the health and safety of crews and passengers.

The PANGIA tool will be available to users at CSM’s Performance Optimization Control Room (POCR) to assist in interpreting industry intelligence and supporting clients in optimising their decision-making processes.

“The PANGIA project has been the result of a productive collaboration between CSM, BD and CMMI, looking to produce a revolutionary new platform for ship managers and operators that integrates the currently fragmented capabilities of data collection and analysis,” said Mark O’Neil, Columbia Group CEO.

“Columbia is proud to be working with our partners on this pioneering development of our Performance Optimization Control Room (POCR) and to be leading the way in ground-breaking projects to promote sustainability, while utilising the very best of technological advancements to protect the environment and deliver cost efficiencies to ship managers and operators.”

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