Maritime Applications for IoT

Of the many reasons why fleet owners are investing in IoT devices, two stand out: the need to comply with increasing regulatory obligations, and the ability to save costs.

With the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s strategy to halve the greenhouse gas emissions of the world fleet by 2050, there’s unlikely to be any reduction in the amount of data you need to provide the authorities about your ship’s emissions and fuel consumption, and with fishing rights in flux, being able to accurately and reliably track your fleet’s location is another key requirement.

It’s not all red tape; with virtually real-time data from ocean-based buoys, fleet owners can plot the most effective route for your vessels, and by adding IoT devices to containers, you can manage handling more efficiently, and ensure maintenance is completed before it becomes an issue.

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“75% of fleet owners have already, or expect to, generate savings from leveraging IoT, particularly as a result of route optimization.” – Industrial IoT: Maritime Report, Inmarsat

Ground Control specialises in hybrid satellite and cellular communications for the marine industry; that means when you’re out of cellular signal range, you’ll be able to switch to satellite connectivity, and be able to send and receive critical data to ensure you’re where you should be, and everything is operating at optimal efficiency.

With our solutions you’ll have phone, email, voice and data capabilities, wherever you are, and whatever the conditions. Further, you’ll be able to pass critical data back to base about the status of your shipment, fuel efficiency, location and estimated time of arrival, and in turn, receive data about weather conditions and route adjustments. The security of these transmissions is paramount, which is another reason why satellite connectivity is a pillar of marine communications,

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