The Cloud for Smart Ocean Routes
Providing, collecting, evaluating and using data: In addition to the PFC100 and PFC200 IoT Controllers, WAGO is expanding its digital performance portfolio with the new WAGO Cloud capability. This pioneering technology enables even the rather conservative shipping sector to function more efficiently.
The trend towards digitization presents organizations in both ship construction and operation with a few challenges: Increasing cost pressures in more competitive international markets, increasing demands to meet more challenging environmental regulations and specialized safety aspects. These challenges all demand more flexibility in development, production, ship operations, and harbor logistics while maintaining lower costs. The solution? It won’t be easy, but it is clever: Smart shipping provides many answers to digital questions about the future so that sector participants can stand up to competitive pressures – even in the future. Prerequisites include transparent information about processes and performance. Although a vast amount of data is collected in maritime processes, this data is usually spread across different, incompatible systems, where it remains – on board and unevaluated. By using cloud communication, new opportunities for networking arise for the shipping industry, especially for optimizing ship operations and safeguarding operating processes in harbors and the logistics chain. Shipping companies have been obligated to monitor a number of key figures since the “Measuring, Reporting, and Verification” regulation (MRV) went into effect in 2018. Cloud technology provides the foundation for introducing data analysis to comply with this regulation. The result? Improved predictions regarding optimal routes, fuel consumption and machine maintenance.
Shipping in the digital transition
By using pioneering cloud technology, ship operations and operating procedures in harbors should be optimized and secured.