What system and solutions are crucial for the marine industry?

What system and solutions are crucial for the marine industry?

The marine industry is unique in that operators have millions of dollars worth of assets spread across the globe. Often, vessels can be located in far-flung ports where maintenance and oversight are difficult.

This means that shipping companies need to have robust management systems in place to reduce unscheduled maintenance and keep vessels operating safely. Fortunately, several systems and solutions are available today which make this task easier.

So in this blog, we are going to look at five key systems and solutions every marine industry company should deploy today.

Project management tools

One of the best ways of preventing problems at sea is to ensure newbuild and refit projects are managed properly. This will not only ensure projects are completed on time and within budget, but it will also ensure all work complies with the regulations.

Project management software is the tool of choice here, but to get the best out of the software, it should be deployed early in the project. That way, naval architects and engineers can sit down to work out problems before they impact build schedules.

Marine assessment (CAP)

All shipowners need to understand the condition of their vessels no matter where they are in the world. This can only be achieved through sound management practices and reliable assessment solutions.

One of the best ways of assessing a vessel’s condition is to implement a Condition Assessment Programme (CAP). This system was developed by the tanker industry to improve safety and operational awareness at sea.

CAP consists of two modules:

CAP Hull (Assess the condition of the hull)

CAP Machinery and Cargo Systems (Assess the condition of all machinery and cargo systems onboard)

The final assessment will provide the vessel owner with a detailed description of the ship’s condition, along with photographic evidence of defects. The report will also make recommendations about which repairs need to be carried out and in which order.

Safety risk and compliance

Ships are exposed to a diverse range of risks that need to be managed using a range of prevention and mitigation strategies. Several tools are available to aid this process, including HAZID and HAZOP which can help to identify potential issues.

Should an incident occur at sea, systems should also be put in place to help manage them successfully. This can help to mitigate the impact of any incident and reduce the risk of further events in the future.

Connected cloud

The cloud is not new but many shipping companies have been slow to embrace the technology. This is despite the fact that the cloud presents many efficiency gains to ship owners and operators.

The cloud allows ship operators and crew to access the same applications no matter where they are in the world. This can help streamline processes such as fuel buying and maintenance. It can also help operators streamline communications with the crew.

Marine BI

As the range of marine assurance and environmental regulations continues to escalate, ship operators need a robust system in place which is capable of monitoring vessels in real-time to ensure compliance. Marine Business Intelligence (BI) can help to achieve this.

Marine BI monitors ship data in real-time while processing data from past events to help calculate the probability of future incidents. This can help ship operators comply with regulations, reduce incidents, plan maintenance and improve crew performance.


Ship operators today have a wide range of systems and solutions at their disposal to help improve operations. But it is vital that these systems are deployed correctly if problems are to be avoided.

Bayanat Engineering has a wealth of experience deploying data management and monitoring solutions in the aerospace and marine industry. So if you need help deploying oversight and operational awareness solutions in your shipping fleet -get in touch today.