Cost Benefit Analysis
The benefit to ship operators must start with basic questions:-
- Does this save money?
- Does it help with compliance?
- Does it help with avoiding MARPOL transgressions?
How does an innovation deliver on the above points?
First: We propose your ship operations will cost less when seafarers are enabled to do the right things, once only and in so doing provide currently unavailable data ashore. This aim is fewer incidents; costs saved and efficiency gained.
Second: Completion of compliance tasks, recorded at the place of work, backed by in situ supporting information to assist understanding; supplying authenticated completion of compliance in digital data contemporaneously reported ashore provides authenticated completion of compliance.
Third: It provides authenticated records (these are actions by a known person, time recorded at identified place) demonstrating completion of tasks associated with handling polluting substances, along with restrictions (with sacrificial ID tags) on flanges and pipes it is possible to reduce opportunity and make plain it is not deemed to be an acceptable practice.
Those are the primary issues; however, the operational reporting to other stakeholders, charterers, bankers for example are strengthened by taking evidence of the way relevant key tasks are being delivered on board.
There are four elements to the cost of this service:
- Development and customisation to achieve the required App;
- Provision of the App Handling Service – to present and capture data in each tablet;
- Support of the software on board.
- Storage and management of the data
- All development and customisation is charged on a daily rate of £600 per day
- The App Handling Service is charged as an annual per vessel licence.
- Data transmission is done through the vessels’ own system – cost to vessel.
- The information serves many offices ashore