Idwal releases new fleet management digital platform

Idwal releases condition improvement programme, Idwal ID

Idwal, an inspection, technology, and data company, has launched Idwal ID – a new comprehensive condition improvement programme for fleet management.

The digital platform delivers defect management, fleet analytics, and benchmarking through detailed ship inspections and reports through dynamic data.

Idwal ID reportedly integrates all aspects of the inspection and condition monitoring process, enabling the interrogation of data to achieve insight into overall fleet integrity, as well as specific issues at a granular level. Furthermore, it allows all relevant inspection information to be recorded in one place, facilitating continuous condition improvement.

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Idwal has inspected 15 per cent of shipping’s global fleet since 2019. During this time, the company has performed more than 10,000 unique inspections across 100 countries, which contributed to an average of 15 inspection reports delivered every working day last year. 

Idwal ID uses the 10 million data points gathered by Idwal over the past four years to provide grade analytics: benchmarking assets, vessels, and fleets against global averages. The platform provides access to large volumes of data for benchmarking purposes, while keeping all proprietary information confidential, the company stated.

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Idwal ID has been developed by the team at Idwal, which spans sea-going engineering, ship management and commercial experience honed in the shipping industry across decades. It builds upon the company’s flagship offering, the Idwal Grade, which sets an industry benchmark for assessing vessel condition.

George Haysom, CCO at Idwal, said: “We know that using Idwal ID minimises manual processes and reduces the workload for technical teams.

“In addition, instant access to both the granular detail of individual inspection reports and high-level benchmarking against the global fleet enables recommendations that non-technical people can understand, which technical people can then drill into and implement.

“This increased visibility supported by simple and clear reporting tools not only provides a solid business case for either targeted maintenance investment or reducing spend, it also provides independent validation to demonstrate excellence.”

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Nick Owens, CEO at Idwal, said: “Idwal ID brings together our market-leading inspections, maritime experience, and digital technology to create a secure, one-stop-shop repository for all inspection information, which can be quickly and easily accessed, analysed, shared and updated.

“This empowers users to make confident and informed decisions with information that provides a clear business case for necessary change, thereby optimising budget spend and operational efficiency.

“We have collaborated with several highly regarded shipping companies to develop Idwal ID, including Anglo American, CMA CGM, Cobelfret, Fednav, Swire Bulk, and Tufton. The platform has been tested, sharpened, updated, and improved in cooperation with these organisations to ensure it provides exactly the right information and functionality.

“We have every confidence that this intuitive digital platform will help save time and money, take effective action, and demonstrate excellence both within an organisation and externally – to shippers and charterers, for example.”

In June 2023, Westwell, the global leader in scenario-based electric autonomous driving, released its “Next-Gen Digital & Intelligent Port Operating Platform” and launched the new LLM product TerminalGPT for port operations.

More recently, COSCO SHIPPING announced the success of its automotive industry digital supply chain platform during the 2023 North Bund International Shipping Forum launch ceremony.

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