BMT SMART (BMT), a subsidiary of UK-based BMT Group, has introduced SMARTNOON , a new solution that can deliver higher resolution vessel performance data based on noon reports.
Taking a vessel’s noon report as a starting point, SMARTNOON adds metocean data, AIS information and BMT SMART’s analytics to provide ship owners and operators with valuable insights, without the need for on-board installations and additional sensors, or disruptive changes to established operating behaviors, according to BMT.
“We recognise that there are various motivations for vessel performance management. Whether it be centred around fuel efficiency, voyage performance or better reporting across the fleet, SMARTNOON is the perfect first step in the digital revolution for ship owners and operators who may be looking to implement a fully automated fleetwide data collection system,” Peter Mantel, Managing Director at BMT SMART, commented.
As explained, the application uses AIS data to provide a framework for noon report information that enables it to be modeled over the noon to noon period. This means that the metocean factors that contribute to overall vessel performance such as wind, waves and currents can be successfully incorporated into performance analysis.
“By using existing ‘small data’, namely the traditional noon reporting process and aligning with BMT SMART’s … functionality, we can now bring top-tier performance analysis to new market segments, at near-automatic data logging system resolutions,” Mantel added.