AS Tallink Grupp/Marko Stampehl
Silja Symphony is the first of the Tallink Grupp ferry fleet to go paperless
Northern Baltic Sea ferry operator Tallink Grupp has selected Finnish-developed nauticAi Log electronic record book for its fleet of ships, which includes cruise ferry Silja Symphony, the first of the fleet to go paperless as part of the company’s strategy to reduce onboard paper use.
During the trial period, the nauticAi Log system has been fine-tuned in close cooperation with Silja Symphony’s crew to fulfil the various logging needs of both the company and the Swedish flag. The open application planning interface structure of the nauticAi Log enables integration to third-party systems. The system also includes a number logic functions intended to make it easier to use by onboard crew. Other features of the system include the automated collection of European Union’s mandatory monitoring, reporting and verification data, as well as IMO Data Collection System and Carbon Intensity Indicator emission reporting data.
“We switched to paperless engine logbooks here on Silja Symphony from 1 June and feel that this is a good step towards even more modern and digitalised operations as well as our overall sustainability goal of going paperless,” said Marcus Åkerholm, chief engineer of Silja Symphony. “In general, we see that a digital log has both pros and cons, although the pros clearly outweigh the cons. All in all, I feel that the implementation of the new digital logbook has been going well and the customer support during the process has been excellent!”
Finnish maritime IT innovator nauticAi designed the nauticAi Log in accordance with International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations. The system can be used can be used to replace paper logbooks and fully digitalise the capture of logbook data to reporting systems and business intelligence solutions.