Product: ChartCo moves ships logbooks to the cloud

ChartCo and Klappir Green Solutions have signed an agreement to provide digital logbooks to the maritime industry within the ChartCo OneOcean platform.

The agreement also covers the development of software solutions that focus on reporting, monitoring, compliance, and validation services.

ChartCo said the move is a part of its ongoing strategy to simplify the operation and management of commercial shipping. The OneOcean platform currently includes solutions for fleet management, e-navigation, regulatory compliance, and adherence to safety obligations.

The company said the addition of digital logbooks to ChartCo OneOcean’s range of tools means that ship data can be recorded in an environmentally responsible manner, conforming to guidance from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and MARPOL. As well as recording a ship’s position, course and distance travelled, electronic logbooks also catalogue environmentally sensitive aspects such as fuel usage and discharges, garbage disposal, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The digital logbooks are intended to relieve people of the burdensome task of filling in logbooks. By logging data digitally, ChartCo said it will streamline operations, simplifying and reducing the often time consuming manual process.

Meanwhile, onboard data recorded in the digital logbooks will automatically synchronise via the OneOcean cloud so shoreside management can monitor fleet activity, conduct trend analysis, and submit records to regulatory authorities.

Martin Taylor, CEO of ChartCo, said, “Their [Klappir’s] environmental maritime software complements our broad range of digital solutions and is a logical extension of our EnviroManager solution, which empowers crews to comply with environmental regulations. It’s very exciting to enhance our offering to customers with e-record books.”

“The maritime sector is in many ways leading the field in environmental reporting and compliance,” said Jón Ágúst Thorsteinsson, CEO of Klappir, “so entering into a partnership with ChartCo is an important step for us in accessing international maritime markets”.