RightShip, NYK, and Solverminds are partnering to connect NiBiKi and RightShip’s data platforms, aiming to revolutionise ship owners’ and managers’ workloads.
This new technology, Port State Control (PSC) Submission API, which was initially launched on RightShip’s e-commerce platform RightSTORE, is designed to share data across both RightShip’s and NYK’s platforms and is expected to become a benchmark for similar operational efficiency services that will develop further throughout the shipping industry.
Using an Application Program Interface (API) data flow, the solution links a ship manager’s Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system directly into the RightShip platform.
This is expected to save hundreds of man hours and dramatically enhance efficiency across all sizes of ship management groups. RightShip closes around 39,000 PSC defects in the platform per year.
The PSC Submission API allows users to submit and receive PSC inspection and deficiency data in real time without switching between systems.
The API, which is flexible and adaptive to the unique demands of each organisation, enables customers to focus less on manual data entry.
The PSC Submission API also improves transparency within a ship manager’s process by providing users with complete visibility into their pending PSC issues. As a result, they can make rapid, educated judgement.
Christopher Saunders, Chief Product Officer at RightShip, said: “The PSC Submissions API is a simple but important innovation, designed to address a significant issue for ship managers: the inefficient system that requires them to manually pass data through separate systems.
“Our API can drastically improve workflow for ship owners and managers – allowing them to make quicker and better decisions during their pursuit of zero harm operations.”
Ritesh Sood, Managing Director at Solverminds, stated: “Solverminds is laser-focused on developing solutions for the ocean supply chain – making it more efficient, more effective, and more sustainable.
“The PSC Submissions API is a major development as part of the digital ship management ERP and can make a big difference in the exchange of information contributing towards safe operations.”