Transas, a Wärtsilä company, has announced that it will develop a smart technology solution for the Norwegian fleet operator Wilson SSA.
As one of the first applications of the Thesis concept, part of the Smart Marine Ecosystem offering from Transas, the system will generate a collaborative environment for ship operations by connecting ship fleet operations with ports and coastal traffic management.
According to Wärtsilä, “high levels of connectivity and digitalization” will improve safety, the use of resources, and enable companies to follow more sustainable working practices.
The service aims to set a new standard for the industry by introducing machine-learning techniques through an intelligent toolkit, which will improve vessel operations by releasing resources for other work tasks.
Wilson will also use the Advanced Remote Training for Seafarers (ARTS) module, which offers e-learning opportunities and tailored training courses for Navi-Sailor Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
These programmes of study will comply with educational requirements from SOLAS, International Safety Management (ISM) and Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), as well as being manufacturer-approved.
The Transas Fleet Operations Solution increases navigational safety and efficiency.
Frank Coles, Transas Leader for Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions, stated: “This landmark contract with Wilson to roll out the Fleet Operations Solution demonstrates the value that digital solutions can add to large fleet operations in today’s business environment.
“Joined-up technology has a definite role to play in the marine sector’s transition to a new era of efficiency.”
Thorbjørn Dalsøren, General Director of Wilson Ship Management, commented: “For Wilson’s extensive fleet operations, flexibility and reliability are of the utmost importance.
“We have worked with Transas for several years, and see them as a trustworthy and competitive partner in developing the systems needed to secure our most efficient operations.”