Saudi Arabia's national shipping company Bahri's Data unit has signed a deal with Norway-based classification society DNV GL to jointly develop new big data capabilities to address safety, quality and compliance issues within the maritime industry.
Data scientists from both Bahri Data and DNV GL’s Veracity platform have already started working on a prototype solution as part of the collaboration, which is expected to help vessel owners, operators, charterers, port authority operators and regulators to make safer and more informed decisions.
The solution is also intended to help maritime industry partners to understand major parameters with regards to a vessel’s safety and quality status, as well as historical background.
The stakeholders will be able to work together to achieve their various safety and quality goals using the solution.
An early prototype for vessel owners, operators and charterers is set to be released next month at the Bahri Data Forum, which is to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Bahri Data president Anwar Siddiqui said: “This collaboration provides both Bahri Data and DNV GL’s Veracity platform with an important opportunity to combine our industry-leading expertise in big data and advanced analytics in shipping, oil and gas, and marine services with Veracity’s innovative and advanced data-assessment capabilities to drive long-term value.
“These collaborations are remarkable enablers of growth for the sector, allowing global players to continuously innovate, stay ahead of industry trends, and implement best practices that will enable us to further improve our services and optimize performance.”
Bahri Data further noted that its Bahri Resource Integrated Sea Operations (BRISO) platform currently uses information stored in the data lake to provide intelligence to the Bahri Data Grid.