MariApps Marine Solutions- Dedicated to Innovate and Develop Cutting-Edge Digital Solutions

Mr. Sankar Ragavan | Chief Executive Officer | MariApps Marine Solutions
Mr. Sankar Ragavan | Chief Executive Officer | MariApps Marine Solutions

The leading maritime companies offer a variety of facilities such as managing dock work, coordinating with logistics companies for movement of goods, handling the procurement of shipping materials for building new ships and repairing old ones, and so on.

One such leading maritime company which provides a plethora of excellent services is none other than MariApps Marine Solutions. It is a pioneer in providing digital solutions to the marine industry. The first-of-its-kind app allows users to track vessels, fetch real time finance, performance and operational data to facilitate decision making processes easier, reduce operational risk and maximize uptime.

MariApps Marine Solutions is a digital technology company focused on providing maritime enterprises with customized applications and software solutions, including its flagship product smartPAL. With over 600 dedicated experts across the globe, MariApps strives to develop solutions that support maritime businesses to succeed in the rapidly transforming industry they operate in. The company follows leading project management standards (PMI) to execute projects and the dedicated Project Management Office (PMO) manages projects for various customers. It frequently engages with various leading external consultants across the world to review and ensure the quality of various software it builds and, in this way, it delivers high quality maritime solutions.

MariApps is built on the strong pillars of integrity, honesty, passion, and commitment. It aims to offer the best value to all its customers by offering the most efficiently integrated digital solutions. MariApps encourages an environment of mutual respect and teamwork within the company, a value which it proudly extends to all its clients.

Spearheading the Maritime Industry

MariApps not only offers solutions, but rather goes the extra mile in offering the customers an opportunity to form partnerships. It follows through in overseeing organizational changes, communications, project management, and implementation. Training is an important aspect for MariApps, and it will continue to serve the customers by ensuring that the service offered is extended in training all the departments within the organization of their clients. The company continues to focus on incremental improvements and enterprises in the process of improved maritime effectiveness and standards, connecting maritime workers, ship managers, and employees around the world.

Insightful Leadership

The person responsible for the success of MariApps is none other than Mr. Sankar Ragavan, the Chief Executive Officer of the company. In 2015, Mr. Sankar became the CEO of MariApps Marine Solutions Pte. Ltd., a maritime digital solutions company based in Singapore, with development centres in India, and offices in Cyprus, Germany, and France. Prior to this, he had served in many senior IT positions in Jumeirah Hotels, Dubai, TV Guide, Sapient, IDP, General Motors, Commerce One, and Aerotech in USA.

Emphasis on Excellence

MariApps becomes a partner to the customer in achieving a fully automated solution across the organization. It keeps on innovating the application it offers with regard to UI, technology, dashboards, widgets, data, security, and numerous capabilities of the product can offer. MariApps provides to the maritime industry tools for analysis of multi-dimensional data. For e.g. its smartPAL Business Intellgence (BI) solution offers a way for organization to examine data to understand trends and derive insights by streamlining the effort needed to search for, merge, and query the data necessary to make sound business decisions. The scope of BI is not only limited to financial decisions of the company, but also evaluates marketing, inventory, and human resource data.

MariApps’ smartPAL Performance module provides real-time analytics and alerts for improved operational efficiency and reliability of fleet. Analysis is done with the help of advanced performance modelling techniques, effectively using the data captured from ships during its voyage, sensors, and ISO standards.

MariApps’ maritime digital solutions caters to all aspects of the maritime industry namely ship owning, ship management, marine travel, commercial, fleet performance, procurement, finance, port agency, catering on board, safety, environmental compliance, electronic log books, that support the success of maritime businesses. With a proven track-record of delivering safe, reliable, and innovative solutions that successfully help streamline operations, MariApps has been the chosen partner for over 40 clients across the maritime industry to navigate them on their journey towards digitization.

Tackling the Pandemic Efficiently

MariApps has set in place an integrated business continuity strategy to reduce disruptions, extending this also to its customers. The extensive continuity program is a contingency plan to keep the continuity of services operations in the event of unforeseen circumstances like the current pandemic, with minimal disruption. This program encompasses remote teams, core distribution team meetings, Azure facilities, and other network management tools online, support for ships, and workforces situated worldwide to offer efficient service to the customers.

Offering Cutting-Edge Digital Solutions

MariApps Marine Solutions has developed innovative and scalable solutions focusing on vessel optimization and performance enhancements. The various solutions that the company offers have been mentioned below:

  • SmartVoyage: SmartVoyage provides optimized vessel routing solutions based on ETA deadlines, exigencies of speed and fuel consumption apart from displaying current weather, sea-state, and ice conditions. SmartVoyage uses a single screen view for the crew to monitor current conditions as well as forecasts on a plotted passage plan. Using built-in algorithms, SmartVoyage will provide viable alternatives for crew to make an informed decision for safe-navigation deviations. With seamless integration of input from the vessel’s ECDIS, SmartVoyage’s artificial intelligence tools superimposes forecasted weather conditions to continuously update ETA prediction as well as estimated fuel consumption for a given passage plan.
  • Real-Time Performance Monitoring: Real-time performance monitoring is a key component of asset management. Trending and notifications provide crew and shore-based management teams insight into the operational status of various equipment. The uninterrupted data streams and continuous analysis allows for s.m.a.r.t. decisions, impacting immediate maintenance requirements as well as long-term asset reliability.
  • Vessel Display: On board the vessel, the analyzed data is presented for ease of use by the crew. The customizable main screen displays real time comprehensive vessel performance data which includes hull and propeller condition, main engine performance apart from the continuous input of current weather and sea state conditions all on one comprehensive screen.
  • Shore Displays: The data presentation for shore-based managers include real-time tracking of the vessel’s current voyage, weather conditions, speed and fuel oil consumptions, and vessel performance among others. Comparison of analyzed data against identified KPI’s or charter party requirements are instantly displayed, and all deviations are immediately identifiable. This allows for close monitoring and optimizing of performance without delays.
  • Condition Based Monitoring: Condition based monitoring system generates detailed diagnostics reports and maintenance instructions to avoid failures and breakdowns.

MariApps’ condition-based monitoring system is an asset management diagnostic tool which will predict the likelihood of potential failures that will impact vessel operations. Using vibration signals generated by specified equipment, its solution includes monitoring of trend patterns as well as identification of erratic operating conditions. This analysis generates detailed reports and maintenance instructions to preclude equipment failures.

Taking into consideration the maintenance schedules defined by the equipment manufacturer, the system generated analysis reports alerts crew and managers of a potential breakdown. Using this information, predictive maintenance and timely overhauls can be executed.

  • Vessel Operation Center: Capitalizing on state-of-the-art digital technologies, the Vessel Operation Centre (VOC) provides a centralized view of analyzed data from remotely monitored sensors across the fleet.

This customizable visualization of integrated navigational and technical data is available for a specific vessel or multiple ships. The real-time end-to-end visibility of operational data will empower the shore-based management team to enhance safe navigation, vessel efficiency, and maintenance planning.

With the VOC, real-time weather advisory will augment the traditional navigational tools, assisting the crew to plan voyages optimally. This leads toward more precise arrival and departure schedules that are based on actual weather conditions, fuel savings, and better planning of port calls.

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