04 Apr '22 New Online platform version!
By Gunnar Stefánsson, Director of product development at Marorka, Koparvogur, IcelandWe are working hard to prepare the launch of our newest web-based performance application that we will have ready for use for our clients within a few weeks.
I am Gunnar Stefánsson and I am in charge of product development at Marorka. I am one of the original members of Marorka and started working here in 2002. There have been many changes over the years, and I can definitely say that it has never been a dull moment here.
Currently we are working hard to prepare the launch of our newest web-based performance application that we will have ready for use for our clients within a few weeks.
The power of live data
We have a flexible system that allows for both manual and auto logged data entry. We believe strongly in the benefits of auto logged data from connected sensors over manual entry data when it comes to managing a vessel’s performance. The reality is however, that a large part of the world’s fleet is equipped only with manual reporting systems. This situation will likely continue the coming years but we see that shipping companies gradually implement systems based on connected sensors across their fleets.
At Marorka we have supported shipping companies on this path to fleet-wide implementation of sensor driven systems, and for this reason, we have put a lot of effort into development of systems for fleets where part of the vessels are equipped with auto-logging systems while the remaining part reports only manual entry data. The overall objective of this development has been to bring the whole fleet under one common application providing:
- Basic performance management functions such as monitoring fouling and creating fuel tables
- Compliance with IMO and MRV reporting
- Monitoring and reporting of the upcoming Carbon intensity indicator (CII)
To avoid complicating workflow onboard, and to keep deployment as easy as possible, the manual data can be retrieved from existing reporting systems or alternatively reported in our own onboard reporting software.
Different data sources, same user experience
Regardless of the source of the data, all vessels share the same common view in the web-based performance application – GTT Online. Adding sensors of course enables much more detailed analysis and better chance to react and prevent losses, but this capability can be rolled out gradually in the fleet, while ensuring fleet-wide regulation compliance and basic performance management from the project kick off.