The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has announced a major initiative aimed at accelerating digitalisation and offering its services through a single digital platform.The classification society has created a dedicated IRClass Digital team which will focus on connected ship and smart infrastructure, online information and access management, automated immersive design simulation and validation, smart emergency response systems, the use of the digital twin concept and real time condition monitoring.
Through this digital platform, IRClass plans to offer remote vessel and fleet monitoring, performance and voyage optimisation, remote maintenance assistance, predictive maintenance, condition monitoring and a range of other services. To help it achieve its objectives it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Smart Ship Hub, an on-demand digital platform that can be customised to meet specific requirements.
Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of IRClass, says: “We believe that a collaborative approach to digitalisation in shipping is a proactive way forward for the maritime community. As technological adoption in shipping is progressing rapidly, IRClass is well-positioned to offer value added services.”