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Diamond Bulk opts for Inmarsat’s Fleet Data for IoT-based fleet management

Diamond Bulk operators have reported that Fleet Data from Inmarsat is accelerating its engagement with smart shipping and data analytics Diamond Bulk operators have reported that Fleet Data from Inmarsat is accelerating its engagement with smart shipping and data analytics

Diamond Bulk Carriers has enrolled Inmarsat to support Internet of Things (IoT)-based fleet operations.

Inmarsat’s Fleet Data IoT platform was retrofitted on a Mitsubishi Ore Transport-owned vessel at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding. Certified engineers at Japanese service partner Jsat Mobile Communications completed the retrofit. Fleet Data provides inclusive bandwidth, delivering full visibility of a vessel or fleet's data anywhere and anytime.

Thanks to an integration between Inmarsat and Nautilus Labs, the vessel also has access to the Nautilus Platform, a fleet optimisation tool that provides owners and operators with predictive analytics in real-time to reduce fuel consumption, improve decision making, and meet international and local environmental standards.

Inmarsat is also now offering ‘freemium’ Fleet Data with Fleet Xpress so that owners can use a limited number of shipboard data tags to trial IoT-based solutions without investment risk.

“In this case, the customer wanted Fleet Xpress and Fleet Data to support IoT-based fuel monitoring and management, installed in Japan at a moment when engine service attendance was not possible,” said Keng Hoe Toh, business development director, Inmarsat Maritime.

“The charterer effectively pays a fixed monthly tariff for the data needed to cut its monthly fuel bill. Fleet Data provides the bridge between engine data acquisition and Nautilus Labs analytics without additional hardware, at minimal capital expenditure for the owner.”

“This is a great example of collaboration in the shipping industry,” commented Matt Heider, CEO at Nautilus Labs. “Nautilus Platform enables Diamond Bulk Carriers and Mitsubishi Ore Transport to strengthen their partnership for fleet performance. Our interoperable solution integrates with Inmarsat’s data transmission to provide predictive insights and a decision support tool. With more and more regulations coming up, these companies set themselves up for success by optimising fleet efficiency to reduce emissions and outperform in the market.”

 “A value creation strategy that includes decarbonisation in logistics activities is a focus for Diamond Bulk Carriers in 2021,” said Shusuke Miyazaki, chartering and business development general manager at Diamond Bulk Carriers. “A solution that accelerates our engagement with smart shipping and data analytics also helps us to secure a competitive advantage in response to a rapidly changing business environment.”

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