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Interorient Shipmanagement moves entire fleet to electronic Oil Record Books

Image courtesy of Interorient Shipmanagement. Image courtesy of Interorient Shipmanagement.

Interorient Shipmanagement has transitioned from traditional paper Oil Record Books (ORB) to using paperless, electronic ORBs through Prevention at Sea’s ɛ-ORB software application.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} The decision to implement electronic recording on the entire Interorient fleet was taken to support the broader goal of more effective ship operations and to achieve the many benefits that come from the retention of electronic records, such as a reduction in the administrative burden associated with manual paperwork and reporting.

Switching to using the ε-ORB, developed by Prevention at Sea, in total replacement of traditional paper ORBs across the fleet also reinforces the transparency, credibility and traceability of vessel reporting since it prevents the falsification of log entries and the automated calculations prevent vague entries and mistakes. It also guards against potential and practical ORB inconsistencies.

Adoption of the ɛ-ORB by Interorient was reportedly driven by the fact that the system provides a plethora of vital options and useful functionalities such as the daily recording of tank soundings and total peace of mind knowing that vessels maintain accurate information.

Captain Maurice Baker, managing director of Interorient, explained: “Errors occurring when maintaining a traditional oil record book can bear significant issues for a vessel. For us, the immediate benefits of the ε-ORB were obvious, and this software supports our move to yielding the benefits of greater digitalisation across our fleet. Working with Prevention at Sea in the roll out of the ε-ORB has been a simple, cost-effective process and we would highly recommend the ε-ORB platform.”

Mr Petros Achtypis, founder and CEO of Prevention at Sea, said: “The comprehensive fleet agreement between Interorient Shipmanagement and Prevention at Sea comprises the roll out of the ε-ORB across their entire managed fleet. We are extremely proud that Interorient Shipmanagement have adopted our innovative software, demonstrating the trust between our two companies. Their use of ε-ORB will bring many benefits associated with simplifying and standardising current inefficient and time-consuming workflows for traditional ORB reporting”. {/mprestriction}

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