Tie up promises enhanced ship tracking and awareness

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

26 October 2018


A new strategic partnership between UK-based organisations GNS and SIRM will combine GNS’s expertise in data intelligence, back of bridge software and navigation with SIRM’s cloud-based services and telecommunications capability to deliver a new generation of ship-shore technology solutions and enhance office-based situational awareness.

The first focus area of the new partnership is the integration of SIRM’s FleetOnCloud and GNS’s Voyager FLEET INSIGHT solutions to enable owners and managers to track vessel movements, monitor performance and support incident management from shore.

Voyager FLEET INSIGHT platform monitors vessel movements, identifies unnecessary navigation spending, makes navigation compliance simpler and helps keep track of compliance KPIs. FleetOnCloud is a flexible, secure and scalable way to connect ship company logistics, engineering and navigation departments directly with the data and information produced by the fleet.

FleetOnCloud works by capturing data from around the ship including real time video of ECDIS and radar and key data captured from onboard sensors to meet noon report, EU-MRV and other reporting requirements. Combining Voyager FLEET INSIGHT with SIRM’s FleetOnCloud solution, will provide shipping companies worldwide with better understanding and awareness of day-to-day operations and vessel performance.

“We are on the cusp of a technology revolution in the marine industry. With data volumes increasing and real-time intelligent response a necessity of doing business, companies are becoming more dependent on technology,” said Luca Cesare, CEO, SIRM. “Working with GNS to bring together our communications expertise and GNS’s maritime solutions excellence, we are well-equipped to help companies solve the tough technology challenges, improve operational efficiency and enhance safety.”

“We are very pleased to be working with SIRM on this exciting initiative. By combining GNS’s expertise in maritime solutions, with SIRM’s vision for ship-shore data exchange, we can achieve exciting new digitally-led efficiencies and safety improvements,” said Paul Stanley, Chief Executive of the GNS Group.

The GNS and SIRM solution uses a cloud-based architecture, which is easily scalable and has high security standards for data protection, enabling data to be retrieved, loaded and displayed faster. FleetOnCloud services can be accessed via an app, optimised for tablets and smartphones, making it easy and practical for mobile use.