Tallink selects Fleetrange IoT as the company-wide operational awareness solution
Estonian based AS Tallink Grupp and Finnish maritime innovator Fleetrange Ltd have entered into an agreement to provide Tallink with a state-of-the-art, real-time IoT-powered operational awareness solution. Tallink says the solution is designed for instant sharing of operational information between ships and shore organizations. Fleetrange IoT for Tallink features real-time ship motions, accurate ship weather data as well as a live on-demand video feed from Tallink’s 13 Cruise ships, Fast ferries and RoRo ships sailing under the Tallink and Silja Line brands.
“We have been looking for a fleet-wide operational awareness solution for a few years and the solution offered by Fleetrange meets all our key needs, such as ship tracking, combined with real-time motions, video, wind sensor data and accurate weather forecasts as well as other powerful tools for our Captains. We equipped three of our ships - Silja Symphony, Silja Serenade and Star - with Fleetrange sensor-units two months ago as a trial and now, after a successful two-month trial period, we are ready to roll this out to our entire fleet. We believe that Fleetrange will enable us to further increase our very high service quality and safety levels and we look forward to maximising the potential of this mobile-enabled solution in our daily operations”, – says Captain Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, Head of Ship Management at Tallink.
“Fleetrange has always been about affordable real-time actionable intelligence, easy sharing and superb customer support and we are delighted to provide Tallink with our Fleetrange IoT. Our agreement is also a hallmark for us, as we are currently also starting the official trials of our automatic Operational Quality Assurance (BOQA) solution with Tallink”, - says Henrik Ramm-Schmidt, CEO and Founder of Fleetrange Ltd.
Fleetrange IoT provides the Ship operator and their Captains with a number of key operational awareness tools for efficient information sharing and collaboration in daily operations. Real-time ship tracking is enhanced with ship motion, wind sensor and camera/video data and combined with the most accurate local wind/wave/ice forecasts it gives the Users an unprecedented level of situational awareness regardless of time, place or device. Fleetrange IoT is also designed for emergency management and includes for example local Search and Rescue (SAR) assets, real-time chat capabilities, the Vessel Triage tool and super-easy sharing of data to external parties and Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCC).
Fleetrange BOQA is a Bridge Operational Quality Assurance solution designed primarily for the Captains themselves and their Fleet managers. The methodology is adopted from the Flight industry (FOQA) and is used for systematically and automatically tracking and trending Operational Quality events, such as heavy weather along the route, heavy motion, crash stops, excessive turns, proximity to ice and icebergs, close encounter with other ships, ECA/PSSA and restricted area entries, TSS-violations by other ships, port arrivals/departures, schedule accuracy, cross-track/off-track, blackouts etc.
Fleetrange is an innovative Finnish maritime IT-startup with the mission to intelligently connect fleets and people with data, regardless of time, place, or device. Fleetrange solutions are firmly based on cost-efficient, simple, and visual real-time operational awareness.
AS Tallink Grupp is the leading passenger and cargo transportation service provider in the Northern region of the Baltic Sea. The company owns 14 vessels and operates under the brands of Tallink and Silja Line on 6 different routes. AS Tallink Grupp employs over 7,000 people in the region and over 9.7 million passengers travelled on its ferries in 2017. AS Tallink Grupp is listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange.