The Automatic Ship Identification System (AIS) is a radio system that improves the safety and guidance of ship traffic by exchanging navigation and other ship data. It was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as a binding standard on 6 December 2000. The introduction was considered a revolutionary step in the shipping industry. Since then, the data transmission capability has developed significantly. For example, data from scrubber systems in real-time operation of ships can be transmitted via satellite to shipping companies or (port) authorities in order to prove compliance with legal requirements, e.g. when entering an Emission Control Area (ECA).
Remote data evaluation in real time using the SAACKE Se@vis control system enables condition monitoring of SAACKE systems, better, demand-oriented advance planning of spare parts stocking, targeted fault localization in case of technical problems and optimally prepared service calls, supported by one of the many worldwide SAACKE service centers.
Energy consumption can also be better documented via online monitoring and efficiency can be increased. Existing systems can thus be optimized remotely and the quality of the advice provided is further enhanced. Some shipping companies have already recognized this potential and are actively practicing it in order to save costs and to be able to easily document the constant compliance with existing regulations.
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