Laskaridis Shipping partners with METIS and BV on smart ship class notations

Ship management company Laskaridis Shipping, technology provider METIS Cyberspace Technology and classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) have worked together to develop new notations for the use of augmented data to optimise operations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The project, which was initially launched in June 2022, also saw BV deliver an Approval in Principle to METIS for its METIS Ship Connect System, an automated data acquisition platform, as well as awarding two new classification notations to the Laskaridis’ bulk carrier Leto, one of 20 ships in the company’s fleet using the technology.

METIS Ship Connect collects data streams from onboard sensors, instruments and automation control systems for analysis by the METIS cloud–based platform. Vessel metrics such as fuel oil consumption and engine performance are monitored in real time to deliver predictive insights and recommendations.

The bulk carrier Leto became the first vessel to be awarded the DATAINFRA notation, which was developed by Bureau Veritas as part of the project to recognise ships equipped with data infrastructure and management processes that support the reliable collection, transmission, storage and sharing of data to multiple consumers.

The Leto is also the first in-service vessel to receive BV’s SMART (EnE1-W, -S, -Em) notation, for the incorporation of software and hardware to support the collection, transmission, analysis and visualisation of data related to energy efficiency, speed optimisation, weather routing and emissions monitoring.

“We are proud to pioneer maritime digitalisation. The latest notations awarded to our Leto vessel highlight our commitment to use advanced data collection and real-time monitoring solutions to maximise our operational efficiency while also reducing our carbon footprint,” said Suzanna Laskaridis, Chairwoman of Lavinia Corp.

“Digital technologies have tremendous potential to drive operational excellence and enhance sustainability, which is why they are at the heart of our long-term strategy. Through cooperations in innovation like this one we can open the way for transformative developments, unlocking new possibilities in the field of maritime digitalisation that can benefit our companies but also the industry at large.”

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