OSM ponders AI, drones in maritime operations centre

Ship management firm OSM is in the final stages of completing a Singapore-based maritime operations centre designed to transform its decision-making capabilties.

Developed in partnership with Singapore-based analytics company Azendian Solutions, the facility will allow OSM to connect all its data sources around the world.

It will also be a maritime innovation hub, with plans to develop game-changing technologies through an ecosystem of digital partnerships.

Chief Executive Officer Geir Sekkesaeter said big data would allow OSM to identify trends, predict issues and take actions that deliver safety, efficiency and cost benefits for all stakeholders.

Crews will also access the same information as teams onshore, empowering their decision making, while safety and incident responses will improve with 24/7 access to all operational data and full-time monitoring.

“We’re looking into a range of technologies – including Internet of Things-enabled equipment, drones, blockchain, AI for predictive maintenance, advanced bots and edge computing to name just a few – and will partner with leading digital developers to create smart solutions that make the most of our extensive data and industry understanding,” Mr Sekkesaeter said.

“The potential is huge … and this new facility will help us realise that.” 

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