Shipping companies are going through intense digital transformation to stay relevant and competitive. With the escalation of COVID-19, it has become bluntly obvious that the traditional processes, especially for inspections and maintenance planning, are not up-to-date anymore.
It is complicated & time-consuming for superintendents and shore-side experts to physically attend vessels, just to collect basic information. At the same time, relying on crews to collect the relevant information is not straightforward. The extreme workload aboard combined with outdated tools & desktop-only software is a breeding ground for human error, negligence and unstandardized data.
On the other hand, there are exaggerated expectations that the next generation of shipping will be autonomous and without human interaction. Knowing the global fleet, we believe that for the foreseeable future, crews will stay an integral part of shipping. However, to keep up with regulation, customer expectations & global competition, frontline workers need to be equipped with modern tools that not only make their life easier, but ensure that work is done properly, and data is collected in a way that creates deep insights and massive efficiency gains for shipping companies.
Ship crews are one of the largest factors that define a vessel’s operational performance, and therefore investing in technology that empowers them has a large RoI in terms of higher asset management quality, reduced incidents, fewer detentions, and higher operational efficiency.
The majority of ERP systems are mainly focused on the shore side of the inspection management process, not taking the ship’s crew and their daily operations into account. Furthermore, data is not properly validated and verified, reducing the quality and integrity of the dataset. This is due to a missing framework for standardized data entry and heavy reliance on free-text manual data entry.
Kaiko Systems is a collaboration platform for maritime asset health data. We empower crews to collect reliable inspection data and automatically translate reports into actionable vessel health insights. With Kaiko Systems, crews are saving 50% of the time spent on routine inspections and shore teams get actionable insights to proactively adjust safety plans.
Through data integration into existing ERP software, proven workflows of other departments remain the same, while data quality across the whole organization is improved drastically.
Mobile-first & Offline friendly
Kaiko Systems streamlines the routine inspection process via smart checklists. Inspection checklists are set up based on each vessel’s requirements and ISM & SOLAS, while being customizable to allow greater detail and allow for individual vessel characteristics. All the inspection data like pictures, rating, etc can be collected via the mobile App. During inspections and everyday operations, condition reports & deficiencies can be created directly on the job, in a matter of seconds. The application is fully offline enabled and only needs a connection to transmit data to the cloud, where it is analyzed and jobs are created and assigned to the relevant team members.
Proactive & Smart
With standardized data, Kaiko Systems is able to generate a visualized overview of the fleet and lead different team members to perform relevant actions. For example, with the tree-structured checklist, Technical & HSSQE managers can quickly find the job they are looking for, adjust maintenance plans based on the urgency score and trend analysis, and if necessary create RCA, PA, CA, and other reports directly in the system with a few clicks. On the other hand, Kaiko Systems is using state-of-the-art technologies to create operational intelligence for proactive asset management. From computer vision for corrosion detection to holistic data management, all combined in a human-centered design for an intuitive user experience.
Collaborative and customized
Kaiko Systems not only can generate customized reports instantly but it also provides customized dashboards of the vessel health to different stakeholders. Data owners can actively share information with their collaborators, and provide insights in a matter of seconds. This completely replaces the usual process of sending and filling in long templates and forms. With the customized dashboards, different stakeholders access a set of shared intelligence and can collaborate better for their mutual benefit: Ship owners are able to reduce OPEX, ship managers can increase operational efficiency, charters can ensure vessel reliability and insurers optimize risk profiles and reward adherence to high standards.
So far, Kaiko Systems has conducted over 800 inspection tours since the public launch earlier this year. Each inspection has saved crews many hours spent sitting in front of a desktop computer, typing text in free-text fields. At the same time, collecting data in a standardized way across fleets has contributed to more proactive and efficient maintenance operations, and reduced delays and PSC deficiencies.
Join Kaiko Systems today to create a safer, smarter, and more collaborative environment for the maritime industry.