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17 February 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:29 GMT+1

May 31, 2018

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of Friend it will be equipped of a new Fleet Operating Centre realized with RINA and Telemar

Savior of Friend: the objective is to return our surer ships in an industry in which the space for the error it is zero

The shipowning group of Friend has tightened an agreement of partnership with the accounting firm and classification RINA and with the Telemar of the provider of satellite telecommunications and digital solutions Marlink Group in order to create a Fleet Operating Centre (FOC) with the scope to in transport optimize the management of the fleet of the group, increasing efficiency and safety.

The information collections and analyzed by RINA on board of the ships will travel satellite thanks to the total Network multiband VSAT of Marlink, society sister of Telemar, that it will supply the service. The ships will communicate with the Operating Centre in sure and reliable way thanks to the competences in cyber security of Marlink and Telemar. The group of Friend will have an active role in the project, having supplied technical specifications and the validity of all the set-up of the system, in particular for the planning of the monitoring, the layout and the rules of alert.

Through the data of intelligence in its possession, the shipowner will be able to take strategic decisions on the total management of the operations. Moreover the information collections from the fleet will allow with the earth staff to supply to the ships an expert support are in the emergency situations are in the planning of the maintenance, maximizing so the availability of the ships.

"We will for the first time develop - it has explained Savior of Friend, Fleet Director of the group of Friend - a Operating Centre constructed around must of the shipowner. We have decided to make this step because we believe that this is the way in order to return our surer ships in an industry in which the space for the error is zero".

"In the naval field - it has found Paolo Moretti, executive vice president Marine Strategic Development of RINA - the digitalisation is, by now, crucial in order to improve the efficiency and safety. This project will join strategic digitalisation, decisions and operating excellence".
The new Fleet Operating Centre of the group of Friend, would have to be completed around the end of 2018. Once active, the system could be integrated with other software in order to increase to the efficiency and the visibility of the data.

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