Opsealog digitizes and streamlines environmental reporting for La Méridionale

Jun 23, 2022 | Press Release

French ferry operator La Méridionale achieves major time savings and faster access to data by deploying Opsealog’s maritime data integration and analytics solutions.

Marseille, 23 June 2022 – La Méridionale Boosts Ferry Fleet Digitalization with Opsealog.

Opsealog, a provider of digital performance management solutions for shipping, has formally announced its partnership with French ferry operator La Méridionale to digitize and optimize its fleet operations, which transports passengers and cargo between France, Corsica, and Morocco.

Opsealog’s reporting software, Streamlog, has been deployed on all four of La Méridionale’s vessels from January 2022. This has enabled the ferry operator to digitize its environmental reporting. The automated reports ensure compliance with the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) regime and the IMO’s Data Collection System (DCS). Daily noon reports, as well as performance dashboards and alerts, are now available for managers through Opsealog’s performance management application, Marinsights.

Ferry Fleet Digitalization

This digitalization propelled significant time savings for crews on board. They can now easily submit reports through a single platform instead of manually filling multiple spreadsheets. It has also brought significant benefits for managers ashore, who no longer have to aggregate critical information from different sources. The increased data quality has improved the reliability of reporting, reducing errors by 95%. Moreover, having reports available daily – rather than waiting several months for processing data – enables crews and managers to adjust operations for each vessel on an ongoing basis.

The following steps will include digitalizing other key reports, such as monthly machine and waste monitoring reports, fuel consumption, delays, and commercial KPIs. The partners also aim to use data-driven insights to improve the fleet’s environmental performance. Supporting compliance with environmental regulations such as IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) requirements.is also a goal.

Testimonials

Christophe Séguinot, Technical Director at La Méridionale said: “At La Méridionale, we are proud to be green pioneers and have been taking tangible action for over a decade to reduce the environmental footprint of our services. Our flagship ferry Piana, for example, is the first vessel in the world fitted with a particle filter, eliminating 99.9% of SOx and ultra-fine particles (PM<1). We are as well the very first French Company to use the Electrical Shore Connection at berth since 2017.

“Now, our digital transformation is a strategic priority and one that goes hand in hand with our commitment to the planet and the climate. The first few months of our partnership with Opsealog have helped our team save time and give our managers better visibility of our operations. We look forward to the next steps as we continue to harness the potential of data to unlock even more efficiencies and sustainability in our operations.”

Arnaud Dianoux, founder and managing director of Opsealog, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with La Méridionale, using our unique combination of digital and human expertise. Together, we are improving data quality and monitoring and ultimately helping a genuine leader in sustainable ferry services achieve its decarbonization ambitions. This partnership demonstrates that digital solutions can be lightweight, flexible, and reliable. Even in complex environments with very low connectivity and bandwidth.

“At Opsealog, we fundamentally believe that good data management is essential to shipping’s sustainability transition. Giving companies the visibility they need to assess their starting point is key to identifying potential efficiency gains, measuring their progress, and demonstrating compliance with existing and upcoming emissions regulations. After achieving an average of 15% and up to 22% fuel and emissions reductions with companies in the offshore sector, we are proud to bring our concept of ‘efficiency as a service to an expanded pool of partners in commercial shipping.”

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