Columbia Shipmanagement to launch digital platform


Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) has announced the development of a digital system designed to consolidate data collection and analysis of vessel operations under one platform.

The PANGIA project, a collaboration between CSM, Blue Dynamics (BD) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI), has been two years in the making and is due to be launched in July 2023. 

The project is co-funded by the European Union (EU), and the Republic of Cyprus via the Research and Innovation Foundation.

The platform will integrate HoloLens and virtual reality synaptic technology for training and onboard maintenance, thereby connecting shoreside expertise with personnel at sea. 

The platform plans to boost vessel performance and reduce fuel consumption through advanced data analytics and expert human input.

The platform can also offer early detections of health hazards to protect the health and safety of crews and passengers through machine learning.

Users at CSM’s Performance Optimization Control Room (POCR) will have access to the PANGIA tool to help them evaluate market information and support customers in streamlining 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 Columbia Group CEO, Mark O’Neil. 

This announcement comes months after CSM and Marine Capabilities (MARCAP LLC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster technological innovation across the maritime sector in the Middle East Gulf region.

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