COSCO and Samsung received standardised data infrastructure approval

COSCO and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have received type approvals from DNV for the delivery of standardised data infrastructure systems for shipboard data collection.

The D-INF certification has been granted based on DNV’s guidelines for the design, construction, and maintenance of a ship’s data infrastructure, to ensure that the vessel’s data network is reliable, secure, and capable of supporting the increasing demand for data-driven decision-making.

The D-INF(S) notation for standardised systems verifies that the data collection infrastructure can collect data from a range of different systems and supports input and output in ISO19847/19848 format.

SHI’s data collection infrastructure, SVESSEL BIG, aims to provide a pipeline for key data on board customers’ vessels for efficient information sharing.

“We are proud to have DNV verify our data collection infrastructure systems, SVESSEL BIG,” said Hyun Joe Kim, Vice President at SHI.

“This is a testament to our commitment to providing safe, reliable, future proof and innovative solutions to our customers. With such systems delivered as part of the vessel infrastructure, our vessels are truly digitally enabled.”

COSCO Shipping has implemented its own data collection infrastructure through its subsidiary Shanghai Ship and Shipping Research Institute (SSSRI), as part of an Intelligent Integrated Platform System (IIPS). This vessel-to-cloud data collection platform is set to be installed on a series of COSCO Shipping’s newbuild container vessels at the COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry shipyard in YangZhou.

“The verification of our data collection infrastructure systems by DNV demonstrates our dedication to meeting the highest standards in the industry and we are looking to continuously improve our smart fleet operation,” said Chen Gong, General Manager of SSSRI.

“Standardised data infrastructure ensures that we can implement this in a cost-efficient way for the fleet.”

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