Wilhelmsen Ship Management | Issue 2 - 2017
WSM Chews On The Digital Shipping Pie
Greener And Sustainable Maritime Environment
MOST ADVANCED HEAVYLIFT VESSEL JOINS OUR FLEET
Maiden Voyages With WSM
GETTING YOUR LNG VESSEL OUT FROM THE COLD
Enable, Enhance, Simplify.
CONTENTS WSM Chews On The Digital Shipping Pie
To A Safer, Greener And Sustainable Maritime Environment
News And Stories... WSM Korea Celebrates 12th Anniversary 16 WSM Adds The World’s Most Advanced Heavylift Vessel To Their Managed Fleet 18 Maiden Voyages With WSM 20 Getting Your LNG Vessel Out From The Cold
Welcome To Kuala Lumpur!
Great Seeing You At Nor-Shipping!
WSM Goes Digital
EDITORIAL Amanda Loh
EDITORIAL PRODUCTION & GRAPHIC DESIGN Milk Design
Wilhelmsen Ship Management Malaysia 19th Floor, 1 Sentral Jalan Rakyat, Kuala Lumpur Sentral 50470 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia T +6 03 2084 5600 © All rights reserved 2017
Hello readers, In recent months, I have been hearing three
Even with the enforcement of the EU
vocabulary: digital, data and disruptive.
intelligence tool to provide verifiers for
words that are consuming the maritime Has D-day finally reached our seas? If yes, what is it?
So many ship managers in the world
are coming to terms with these buzzwords and nobody can afford to escape it. The world is moving forward and we should not stand still.
Face the challenge
Unpredictable seas, unusually difficult cyclical dips, changing regulations, environmental concerns, economic trends, geopolitical
threats, risky waters and many more are part and parcel of our industry.
We need new innovations, better technology, smart solutions and an open mindset
to accept new ways of working. Iâ€™m not saying we do away with the traditional ship management of nuts and bolts,
Iâ€™m just saying we need to transform
and adapt so we can sustain our businesses. Scaling to the next level
At Wilhelmsen Ship Management, our business intelligence tool is designed with scalability
in mind. Every bit of information from vessels
MRV, we tap into the same business
all the requirements. I am very proud
to say that due to our digitized methods, we are well ahead of submission for
approval in accordance to guidelines. Unlocking potential
New business models are not born
overnight. Digitization is not the future,
it is now. We need to disrupt and discover alternatives to identify the best solutions
and innovations for the shipping industry. We are driving the no-idea-too-small
digital approach by creating an online digital forum with all our global staff. Everyone gets to play a part to help
improve processes and drive the digital initiative. I believe in empowering our community to contribute their ideas
and make them the heart of maritime innovation.
In this magazine, we reveal the tip of the iceberg of our digitization efforts.
There is so much to learn and discover. You and I are all on this boat. Yours sincerely,
that are transmitted to our onshore data
warehouse is important and can be used
to generate reports and signal anomalies. Carl Schou
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WSM chews on the digital shipping pie Digital Shipping is the buzzword for the future of shipping.
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At Wilhelmsen Ship Management, we are already having a piece of that future since the turn of the new millennium.
Being an early adopter more than a decade ago, we deployed various digital reporting systems onboard as part of ship management operations.
These are the 3 main areas that were digitized for operational performance: Safety compliance
Safety Management System
Situational Awareness (ISPS)
Crew work & Rest Hours Monitoring
Continuous Improvement â€“ Inspections
Port Operation Management
Maintenance & monitoring
Planned Maintenance System
Defect Reporting System
Conditional Based Monitoring System
With systems in place, the amount of available data from vessels continues to grow.
The data contain large amounts of measuring points with a high sampling rate. As the dependencies and variety of systems deployed onboard increased, we saw the need
to convert huge volumes of data into information that can be used for both operational and analytical purposes.
By using this data, we can help owners to achieve greener, safer and optimized operations. This digital print serves as foundation blocks for the big data era. Generation: Big Data
Our journey into big data began in 2014. Substantial amount of work and effort were invested to
establish our data warehouse. One of the goals of this project was to diminish silos and integrate information from the core business of ship management.
All vessels managed by WSM are analyzed with a business intelligence tool. The framework supporting this tool is a data warehouse, our holy grail of information that is fed by different web-based applications onboard.
The business intelligence tool churns and crunches data to extract consolidated reports and create analysis that are accessible to the relevant stakeholders for further action.
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Making informed decisions
Through our business intelligence tool, we have established several correlations of events,
vectors and root causes that contribute to our operational, energy and financial performance
indicators. Having the right information allows us to formulate solutions to effectively address the identified root cause. Where we are now
We have moved from traditional management through alerts and reports to digital dashboards. Today, with big data we can perform statistical analysis and develop more dimensions of visualized reporting.
Going forth, we will extend our big data utilization to forecasting and scenario planning. Our eventual ambition is to achieve predictive modeling and optimization of ship management operations.
Digital map for tomorrow
Our current digital print was developed on a scalable foundation. This is essential to
accommodate future digitization upgrades and expansions of ship management operations. Enhancement of web-based applications and development of mobile applications are ongoing.
Where possible, we will look into ways to digitize processes and reduce paperwork onboard.
A good example of this initiative is the development of a mobile application for internal audits. This application will be used during inspection, which captures results and uploads data
simultaneously into the data warehouse, thus reducing manual paperwork and time taken to prepare an audit inspection report.
Internet of Things (IoT)
â€Śis high on our agenda. We see very near possibilities to incorporate IoT into our digital ambition. This is only possible because we have established the right foundation that can seamlessly capture and analyze IoT information into meaningful insights. Internet
Vessels with IoT
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Transitioning into EU MRV
WSM believes data integrity is the key to EU MRV compliance. The EU MRV regulation entered into force on 1 July 2015 as part of the European Commission (EC)â€™s effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping within the European Union (EU).
The EU MRV, short for monitoring, reporting and verification, is a requirement for ship owners and operators to annually monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions.
While data collection will begin on 1 January 2018, the preparation for compliance has commenced for many before that.
Timeline for EU MRV Regulation from now onwards By 31 Aug 2017
By 31 Dec 2017
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Apr 2019
30 June 2019
Create and submit ship-specific monitoring plan to verifiers
Monitoring plan verified
Submission of verified emissions report
Publication of report by EC
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Having a verified monitoring plan is the first milestone for this regulation. At WSM, we foresee the biggest challenge to remain compliant is ensuring data integrity throughout the data collection period.
Preparation work began in 2015 when the regulation entered into force. Our first
move was to assess the existing company procedures and conduct a gap analysis to meet EU MRV requirements.
Some major milestones that we have achieved to address the identified gaps:
Aligning shipboard management
Establishing procedures relating
equipment and fuel measurements
system (SMS) with EU MRV
to emission sources, measuring
Addressing the data
cargo, distance and time
travelled, time spent
mechanism of voyages,
gaps regarding distance at sea & cargo carried
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Data integrity is our focus
It is our highest priority to ensure accuracy, enforceability and transparency in
the verification process and make the EU MRV reporting (monitoring process) work as planned.
During submission of emissions report, accredited verifiers will verify 2 main items:
Annual ship-specific emission report matches the monitoring plan Accuracy of figures and calculation in annual report
We believe in two key aspect to achieve this: IT Systems: Having the right IT systems
People: Procedures, trainings and data
functions required for EU MRV compliance.
to ensure the organization (on shore and
in place plays a crucial role to perform the
Recognizing this, we implemented the first draft of EU-MRV requirements into our in-
house IT application onboard and business intelligence tool. Starting early is crucial as it allows us to have sufficient time for data
validation phase. We have implemented validation rules and are continuously
finetuning to achieve the ideal system.
integrity awareness have been established sea) are moving together in one direction. Having an early start allows us to make gradual transitions to the existing noon report processes and communicate it to the stakeholders. It is our highest
priority to ensure that the changes are
well adapted into the current environment.
Key in data Crew onboard
Noon report WSM in-house application
Unlike any other ship manager
At the time of publication, with the existing systems and data harvesting in place, we are
already populating the required information from vessels to meet the EU MRV regulation. By the end of the reporting period in end-2018, we would have 2 yearsâ€™ worth of data. With history, it allows us to identify anomalies and improve reporting accuracy from harvested data.
Our shore-based audit team analyzes the information with a standardised set of parameters for comparable quality control within fleets. Moving ahead
In future, regulators/verifiers may establish its own digital reporting platform that allows direct submissions of emissions report. We have evaluated the electronic version
of the emissions report template and we are confident that our existing digital platform can meet the requirements.
Currently, we are implementing the requirements of IMO Data collection system
(IMO DCS) into our systems. The data collection for IMO DCS will begin on 1 January 2019, but we are starting early like how a shaper of the maritime industry should be.
+ Data warehouse
Analytics and calculation
done on business inteligence tool
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WSM Korea celebrates 12th anniversary 1 April – We are fools for love
Just like last year, WSM Korea celebrated
The fund for the benches was raised through
with something to remember for a long,
and all eight benches were etched with
their 12th Foundation Day (or Anniversary), long time.
the generosity of our employees in the office WSM’s name.
On 1 April 2017, the staff in WSM Korea
Everyone also pooled their own money to
their acts of kindness and time to a
It was so heart-warming to see the smiles
became fools for love as they shared local children’s home.
contribute as aid to the shelter for children. on the children’s faces.
Their labour of love was shown in
the making of a wooden step to help
A little kindness goes a long way!
the children reach higher ground,
painting old furniture and some minor
renovations in the children’s home.
On 27 May 2017, our volunteers visited the children’s home again to complete their mission of donating eco-friendly benches to the home’s playground. After all the work, the staff spent
quality time playing with the kids and showered them with much needed attention.
Love has no boundaries.
WSM Korea staff giving the furniture at the childrenâ€™s home a new coat of paint.
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Wilhelmsen Ship Management adds the world’s most advanced heavylift vessel to their managed fleet We claim another advanced asset type in our portfolio of high-end segments WSM has been nominated as the ship
About GPO Grace
purpose-built semi-submersible vessel. The
semi-submersible heavylift vessel. She was
manager for MV GPO Grace, GPO Heavylift’s process of securing the second contract with
GPO Heavylift for the second heavylift vessel, MV GPO Amethyst is currently ongoing. “ This will be the most technologically
advanced heavylift vessel in the world. It will be our first heavylift vessel in our
managed fleet today and we aim to expand further in this segment,” says Carl Schou,
President of Wilhelmsen Ship Management. “ With this latest addition to our managed
fleet, it is a comeback for us in the heavylift segment. Such an advanced vessel fits well with our digital solution which will
enhance operational efficiency,” he said. MV GPO Grace will be managed by the Oslo management center and will sail
with a full complement of Latvian crew.
GPO Grace is GPO Heavylift’s first 65,000-dwt built in China Shipbuilding Corp’s (CSBC) Kaohsiung shipyard and runs on dieselelectric propulsion systems.
She has full dynamic positioning two (DP2) capability and her cargo deck is enforced to carry loads up to 30 tonnes per sqm. Her main deck can be submerged to a depth of 15m.
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Maiden voyages with WSM In recent months, WSM has scored several full technical management
projects of newbuildings from both new and existing customers.
Welcome to our fleet Viking Sky,
Viking Sun, Morning Peace, Morning
Morning Prosperity Type: Car Carrier Owner: EUKOR
Prosperity, Ireland, Don James, GPO Grace and a few more.
This is only the beginning! There will
be more to come with our winning mix of operational excellence and eye
Morning Peace Type: Car Carrier Owner: EUKOR
Viking Sky Type: Cruise Owner: Viking Ocean Cruises
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GETTING YOUR LNG VESSEL OUT FROM THE COLD Issue 2 - 2017
Globally, environmental policymakers are playing a part in driving demand for natural gas as it is a proven clean fuel. Prime time for reactivation
If you are an LNG player and ready to reactivate your vessels at the lay-up facility, here are some key points to consider.
Before that, you should understand that the reactivation process, while thorough, can be achievable between 2-3 weeks on one caveat: your vessel was laid-up in
excellent conditions and consistently monitored by dedicated on-site supervisors. A typical reactivation of any vessel in good condition should not take over two months – including extensive dry docking.
Deciding the reactivation scope
A visit to the vessel is required to determine its state. During the inspection, the inspector will need to examine as many vessel areas as possible, determine if the vessel can be brought straight into service, or require dry docking.
Key considerations during vessel inspection:
Overall hull condition
Communication with lay-up manager – identify defects seen in vessel during lay-up
Deck equipment – especially the conditions of mooring and fire-fighting installations and its non-operational equipment
Status of engine room and devices – if drips can be heard on the lower flat this could indicate a large amount of marine growth on the hull Accommodation and galley condition Bridge equipment
Any upgrades needed according to changes in regulations
With the documentation received from the vessel inspector, owners can prepare
for the reactivation and dry docking specifications (if any). Owners shall decide if the vessel can sail under her own power or needs to be towed to a dry docking facility.
Whatâ€™s next after reactivation?
After departing the lay-up facility, your vessel may be bound for dry docking depending on its condition.
With over 10 years working in the maritime industry specializing in LNG segment, WSMâ€™s
vessel manager, Don Jenkins, shares some points that owners may overlook and potentially stretch the timeframe.
Why? It shows how effective the
lay-up has been, determines
Ensure you have electrical
what electrical equipment
equipment insulation readings
needs to be overhauled, and if any cables need to be replaced.
Ensure the freedom
of rotating equipment
If equipment is not free to rotate it indicates that it has ceased internally. If it feels jumpy,
bearings may be damaged.
When a vessel is laid-up its Class Obtain Class
status is suspended. Bringing a vessel back into Class will vary by lay-up duration, fixtures at
dry dock and other requirements imposed by Class.
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Moss type LNG carrier Examine the hold
space for leakage
Cargo lines walked and checked, paying attention to valves and
blinds that are not frequently moved Gas trial
For vessels laid-up for an extensive period, we strongly encourage a gas trial to
ensure there are no defects in the cargo system.
â€œ A gas trial will highlight any insulation breakdown from water impregnation. During this time, the containment system is checked for leakages. The cargo handling equipment will be brought down to operating temperature to reveal any defects.â€? â€“ Don Jenkins, Vessel Manager.
Membrane type LNG carrier (Both GTT and IHI tanks)
Check if barrier space vacuum pumps are in working order
Check if systems for removal of water from interbarrier spaces are in working order
Ensure Nitrogen system is
available for cargo operations
Cargo lines walked and checked, paying attention to valves and
blinds that are not frequently moved Leaving it to the experts
WSM strongly believes that a successful reactivation lies in the hands of experts. Without experience and professional consultation, you may fall through your objective of bringing your LNG vessel to service within time and cost. Contact us for LNG technical management solutions.
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Timeline and checklist of reactivation process at lay-up anchorage Normal reactivation process at estimated 18 days (usually 7-14 days, this is a very conservative checklist) Processes Mobilization of key personnel Crew familiarization De-rigging of lay-up equipment Removal of sealing Funnel covers Blanks from ventilation systems Sea water systems to check,
secure and make ready for service Tank levels to check
Removal of any underwater blanks Preparation for the starting of vessels generator Filling of cooling water system Pressurizing of air start system Checking of switchboards Starting vessel generator Prepare hotel services Habitation of vessel Order provisions Load provisions Mobilize full crew Continue running up vessel systems Crew onboarding Inspection of propulsion equipment Class surveys Check charts and navigational aids Mooring equipment to check Vessel ready to depart
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Welcome to Kuala Lumpur! The Wilhelmsen offices in Malaysia
The Wilhelmsen staff were delighted to
Holding (WWH) Board Members and
of interaction, selfies and photo-taking.
welcomed the visit of the Wilh. Wilhelmsen WWH Senior Management to the country.
meet and greet them. There was plenty
They were on a 2-day official visit from
5 April 2017 for several meetings which included a highlight luncheon on 6 April
2017 together with more than 330 WSM and WSS staff in Kuala Lumpur.
Thomas Wilhelmsen, Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, WWH Board Members and WWH Senior Management taking a tour of the WSM and WSS Kuala Lumpur offices.
Great seeing you at Nor-shipping! Thank you for dropping by our Wilhelmsen
stand. We had a good time catching up with you and sharing our latest developments. See you next time!
WSM goes Digital We have set up an online platform for our global staff to contribute their ideas and make WSM a continuously innovative and progressive organization.
The digital platform serves as a healthy ecosystem for our people to share
information and possibly even spark the creation of a new digital solution
for our business or the way we operate. The future is now and there is no better place than the Wilhelmsen team.
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New Norwegian Ambassador visits WSM Malaysia The new Norwegian Ambassador to Malaysia, Her Excellency Gunn Jorid Roset, paid a courtesy visit to our Kuala Lumpur office on 15 August 2017.
President of WSM, Carl Schou, and Vice
President of WSM Asia, Paal Gunnulfsen, received our esteemed visitors.
We had the pleasure to acquaint her with
the first-hand impression of our company.
A warm welcome to our office! (From left) Carl Schou - President of WSM, H.E. Gunn Jorid Roset - Ambassador to Malaysia, Erlend Sannes Hadland - Deputy Head of Mission for the Royal Norwegian Embassy (Malaysia), â€‹and Paal Gunnulfsen - Vice President of WSM Region Asia.
We set the standards high.
Lay-up provider certified by Class. Laid-up vessel to receive Clean Lay-up Declaration by Class.
Giving you the most comprehensive lay-up solutions.
Preserving and maintaining your assets right. Service highlights:
Preserve vessel structure and machinery from corrosion and static seizure.
Ensure security, safety and preservation of vessel, its equipment Integrated and seamless processes from arrival to lay-up facility, deactivation to reactivation.
We keep an eye on the big picture, even . to the smallest of details.
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