In July 2021, a new generation of ship management digital cloud platform V1.0 of CMES Shipping was officially launched. This represented another solid step on the road of building “digital ships and intelligent shipping”. The IMP cloud platform is planned and built by CMES Shipping. With the design philosophy of “ship-shore integration, cloud-side convergence, rule-driven, mobile interaction, eco-linkage”, it provided a new type of solution for high-quality and full-cycle operation management with real-time linkage, fine management, precise control and close coupling between ship and shore in the digital era.
The ship management system usually shows the core competitiveness of ship management companies. In response to the development demand of deep integration of CMES Shipping management and building a world-class shipping enterprise, the company reshaped the core production system of ship management with the digital idea, built the IMP platform, and planned to build a new open and interconnected SaaS platform that comprehensively covers all fields of ship management.
The IMP cloud platform of CMES Shipping is an all-cloud and multi-functional complex ship management system that is rare in the current market, and it is the pioneer in the industry. The system orderly promotes the main activities of ship management to achieve all-scene, all-elements, online-process, digitalization, and facilitates lean management, intelligent control, Internet of Things with top-down planning and phased construction.
IMP cloud platform takes the shipping company management system as the anchor point, with new technology plus advanced management philosophy, the design presents five features, summarized as five “News”:
New model: procedure engine, rules-driven
With advanced ship management philosophy, the platform guides the regularization and modeling of ship and shore management activities, and builds rule engines, procedure engines and alert engines to drive the closed-loop management and automation of major business procedures.
New structure: cloud-side convergence, ship-shore integration
It builds a cloud-side convergence system composed of shore-based cloud platform and ship-side edge station, plays the characteristics of cloud computing and edge-side technology to achieve the bisynchronous ship-shore data, supports ship-shore new distributed management, realizes the ship-shore procedure connection, data connection, real-time linkage, and close coupling of ship-shore integrated management.
New coverage: digitalization of all elements and integration of management
The IMP cloud platform system has multiple planning functions, covers a multi-bid system, maritime affairs, engineering affairs, safety, personnel, procurement and clearinghouse, etc. It gradually covers the whole chain of ship management, opens up the information chain and data chain, plays the digital effect, supports the efficient, standardized, and complete process of overall management.
New convergence: interconnection, openness and collaboration
With the idea of “Internet + sharing”, internally, it realizes the connection and integration of business and finance; externally, it breaks through the enterprise boundary and builds a digital interconnection and collaboration center with various external partners, realizing the interconnection and collaboration of all parties in application scenarios, linking the industrial ecology and improving efficiency and effectiveness.
New technologies: flexible scaling, intelligent development
The IMP cloud platform leverages cloud technology to realize flexible scaling and service integration, and support demand-oriented and future-oriented flexible expansion at any time; it is mobile-first, simplifying the ship-shore operation and experience; it builds the docking ship Internet of Things, big data analysis channel, supports continuous research and development of intelligent ship management technology and intelligent scenario application, and expands space for the future digital ship management.
At present, the IMP cloud platform has completed the first phase of construction and is running simultaneously among the large bulk cargo fleet of Hong Kong Ming Wah and shore-based companies; it will be continuously optimized and iterated, and gradually extended to the fleets of CMES Shipping, promoting the construction of a multi-level integrated management system for CMES Shipping and helping to build the world-class ship management.
The road ahead is long and hard. Persist, success is in your hands. The completion of the first phase of the ship management cloud platform is only a crucial step in the digitalization process of ship management of CMES Shipping. In the future, it will further develop in accordance with the platform planning, realize the overall planning concept and content, continue to innovate and explore on the road of digital ship management and intelligent shipping, and provide advanced digital solutions for the high-quality development of the enterprise and ship applications for the shipping industry.
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