Odfjell Ship Management has embraced digitalization by initiating the implementation of Kongsberg Digital's K-fleet digital logbook system. This move aims to optimize crew efficiency and reduce administrative tasks related to reporting during voyages. The traditional hand-written logbook, which records vital information such as course, actions, and engine status, will be replaced with a digital solution.
By installing Kongsberg Digital's digital logbook system, Odfjell Ship Management enables easy recording of event-based data concerning navigation, engine, oil record book, garbage handling, port calls, and other operational activities. The system collects data from ship systems into a central storage, streamlining the reporting process and empowering the crew to focus on critical tasks.
Vidar Børve, Manager Electrical & Automation at Odfjell, highlights the importance of accurate and efficient reporting for crew members' safety and productivity. He believes that digitalization is a necessary step towards improving safety, efficiency, and sustainability in the maritime industry. The adoption of Kongsberg Digital's logbook system is a testament to Odfjell's commitment to modernize and optimize operations.
Kongsberg Digital, a provider of industrial software to heavy asset industries, including the maritime sector, offers the Vessel Insight infrastructure. Through this vessel-to-cloud system, data is collected from sensors and ship systems to provide actionable insights and analysis for operational performance. The standardized data collection process enables quality reporting, transparency, and in-depth analysis to optimize vessel and fleet performance.
Christopher Bergsager, VP Growth Digital Ocean at Kongsberg Digital, emphasizes the significance of the logbook as a representation of a vessel's story and heritage. Digitalizing the logbook allows shipowners to leverage historical data in unprecedented ways, enabling optimization of voyages and fuel consumption. The collaboration between Odfjell Ship Management and Kongsberg Digital paves the way for a closer partnership focused on digitalization, safety, and performance enhancement.
By embracing digital solutions like Kongsberg Digital's logbook system, Odfjell Ship Management sets a precedent for the industry, driving the adoption of digitalization to improve operational efficiency, safety, and sustainability. This partnership marks a crucial step forward in the maritime sector's digital transformation journey.