Press Release: Classification society, Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has announced major initiatives towards digitalisation and offering its services through a unified digital platform.
IRClass has initiated creation of a separate department ‘IRClass Digital’, a dedicated team under the aegis of its Executive Chairman’s office. It will focus on connected ship and smart infrastructure, online information and access management, automated immersive design simulation and validation, smart emergency response system, use of Digital Twin concept, and real time condition monitoring.
The ‘IRClass Digital’ initiative aims to build a world class digital framework based on 4 key pillars – technology, people, processes, and open innovation. Through this digital platform, IRClass plans to offer remote vessel and fleet monitoring, performance and voyage optimisation, remote maintenance assistance, predictive maintenance, condition monitoring and a slew of other services.
IRClass has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Smart Ship Hub (www.smartshiphub.com); a multi-tenant on demand digital platform and one stop solution provider to ship owners to customize as per their specific requirements, to collaboratively grow ‘IRClass Digital’ and to offer best-in-class solutions for the maritime community.
Mr. Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of IRClass said: “We believe that a collaborative approach to digitalisation in shipping is a proactive way forward for the maritime community. As technological adoption in shipping is progressing rapidly, IRClass is well-positioned to offer value added services. This tie-up with Smart Ship© Hub to develop ‘IRClass-Digital’ allows us to offer fully integrated and technology enabled service offerings to our customers and stakeholders.”