Hoppe Marine Remote Sensor Installation


Published May 20, 2021 10:11 AM by The Maritime Executive

Diamond Bulk Carriers selected Nautilus, the technology firm advancing the efficiency of ocean commerce through artificial intelligence, as their partner for fleet performance optimization. The vessel operator sought to unlock access to vessel high-frequency  sensor data to feed into Nautilus’s decision support software. Hoppe Marine, a Nautilus Labs preferred partner, was enlisted for instrumentation, installation services, and signal aggregation for the vessel owned by Mitsubishi Ore Transport. Due to pandemic-related travel and port restrictions, the marine service provider guided Mitsubishi Ore Transport’s crew through a remote crew-led installation, allowing them to access a stream of high-frequency sensor data used to inform Nautilus’s optimal operating recommendations powered by vessel-specific machine-learning-based models. 

Diamond Bulk Carriers, Mitsubishi Ore Transport, and Nautilus collaborated with Hoppe Marine as their partner for instrumentation and hardware installations. Hoppe transmits the vessel’s data back to shore as part of the “Data Butler” program, with which Nautilus, as an interoperable solution, integrates via  an API, to access the vessel’s sensor data. The sensor installation was planned to be conducted by Hoppe’s technical team. Due to COVID-19 and ongoing travel restrictions, the marine service team  was not able to attend the vessel in person. Diamond Bulk Carriers, Mitsubishi Ore Transport, Nautilus, and Hoppe agreed on a remote installation, conducted by the crew, and successfully enabled through  detailed communication between all stakeholders. 

Shusuke Miyazaki, General Manager at Diamond Bulk Carriers, comments on the partnership: “Having  a crew install sensors was the fi rst time in our and Mitsubishi Ore Transport’s history. We’re excited to  collect and receive our vessel’s data to optimize our vessel operations. Nautilus’s interoperability and the ability to integrate with any third party provider or OEM made the deployment into Hoppe’s Data Butler easy and seamless, allowing our teams to access a single source of truth, fostering cross-departmental  collaboration. Deploying Nautilus Platform is an important step for our business in achieving meaningful savings and reduced emissions.” 

“We’re proud of our crew, installing the sensors in addition to their daily schedule. We’ve experienced a  great partnership with Diamond Bulk Carriers, Nautilus, and Hoppe based on detailed and transparent communication. By using Nautilus Platform, we empower all stakeholders to access the same information  to drive collaboration, transparency, and accountability while promoting greater sustainability,” adds Fumiyuki Yasuda, Marine Management Group Technical Team Leader at Mitsubishi Ore Transport. 

“Especially during these unprecedented times, we’ve seen that data and the insights it brings are key to success,” says Matt Heider, CEO at Nautilus Labs. “By being an interoperable software and working  with our partners to create creative solutions to overcome obstacles, such as travel restrictions when  installing sensors, we enable ship owners and operators to access a predictive decision support tool  that combines all different data sources and unifies all stakeholders. The crew-led install by Mitsubishi  Ore Transport is a great example. We’re looking forward to working on meaningful voyage profit uplifts and increased sustainability with Diamond Bulk Carriers.” 

“We’re proud to partner with Diamond Bulk Carriers, Mitsubishi Ore Transport and Nautilus. We’re  constantly looking for new ways to empower ship owners and operators to collect and transmit data from ship to shore to work with companies like Nautilus to optimize vessel performance. Our Data Butler includes daily data checks, fleet data quality reports and troubleshooting measures and, thus, provides  the data basis for optimized fl eet planning and vessel operation,” adds Hauke Henricks, Head of Sales at Hoppe Marine GmbH. 

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