Alpha Ori Technology Group, a global maritech company, today announced that its SMARTShip technology has received AL-SAFE notation from Lloyd’s Register. This first of its kind certificate of class was awarded to a Singapore-flagged LPG carrier newbuilding, the Trammo Dietlin.
The vessel, owned by Global United Gas Carriers, has been AL-2 and AL-3 certified. The Alpha Ori-installed SMARTShip systems on-board the vessel are intelligent to provide decision support to the crew and point specific applications can be remotely controlled from shore.
Mr. Sam Jha, the Chief Business Officer of Alpha Ori, expressed delight and said, “The Lloyd’s Register’s first-ever certification of Alpha Ori’s SMARTShip technology marks the beginning of maritech transformation that will revolutionize the maritime transportation industry and drive economic value for all stakeholders.” Speaking on behalf of the vessel’s owners, Tatsuya Okamato of Mitsui & Co, Partners of Global United, thanked Alpha Ori for delivering the SMARTShip technology and LR for the assessment and compliance certification. He stated that “it was a matter of great pride for Global United that its vessel was the first ship in the world to achieve this autonomous level of certification.”
The Alpha Ori’s SMARTShip technology is an IoT platform that gathers thousands of data points from various vessel systems, machineries, sensors and ingest the data into a very high power computing server. The on-board IoT server analyses this data and enables localized decision support application for the crew. All ship-specific data sent to shore coupled with historical data analytics from other vessels instantaneously enables the office to make more informed recommendations to the ship staff and remotely control certain specific vessel applications. The SMARTShip technology provides powerful data analytics for more efficient and safe operation.