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Data is shaping the future of shipping

Digitization is changing the marine sector just as it has changed everything else in the world. With more data at their fingertips and the ability to analyze it in real time, ship owners and operators will be able to make smarter decisions and better predictions.   

Digitization means opportunities, but requires new standards

After years of crisis, the overall economic environment for shipping is looking positive. In the study “Schifffahrt in Zeiten des digitalen Wandels” (Shipping in the Era of Digital Transformation), the Berenberg bank and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics  predict that world trade will return to a stable growth path in the long term, but demand will increase less with less momentum than it did in the pre-crisis period. Digital data will play a key role.

To be successful in this more competitive environment, maritime players will need to explore the opportunities made possible by digitization – and employ them wisely. Big data, smart ships, blockchain technology, 3D printing and AI are just a few of the digital trends that have a direct or indirect impact on shipping, and can help transform a recovering marine industry. The more players decide to participate in digitization, the better and more cost-effective the results will be. However, cross-sector standards are essential to ensure that the marine industry will be able to invest in digitization and leverage synergies.
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127
new devices connect to the Internet every second around the globe, according to McKinsey estimates.
3.4
connected devices will be owned by each person in 2020, based on Cisco estimates.
75
billion
connected devices will be in use by 2025.

MAN solutions to embrace digitization


At MAN, we use digital technologies to work much more interactively with ship owners and crews. Together, we make sure that ship and propulsion systems are always working.


We gather data on parts and consumables that need attention. This improves maintenance cycles and planning – for higher propulsion system availability and efficiency. At the same time, we ensure the highest data security standards to protect any collected information. Our digitized services involve more than just numbers and analytics. They also connect customers with the people they need when problems arise. MAN’s digital solutions increase the efficiency, safety and availability of MAN products throughout the marine industry. Our service offerings optimize performance and reliability, combining advanced analytics with over 20 years of expertise in remote services.

Marine operations-control

MAN PrimeServ Assist

MAN PrimeServ Assist is a new, proactive maintenance and repair service from MAN. Get instant, accurate notifications, updates and advice on your fleet or industrial equipment while they are in service. It’s the smart way to get expert technical support for your MAN products straight to your PC, tablet or mobile device – wherever you or your team may be.

How you benefit:

  • Optimized efficiency

  • Proactive remote expertise from PrimeServ experts

  • Real-time data avoids potential damage and issues

  • Highest digital safety standards

MAN CEON

MAN CEON is the cloud-based customer user interface for the MAN PrimeServ Assist digital service that provides all data and information about MAN products. This digital platform is accessible on any verified device with an internet connection. Once connected, MAN products will transmit secure, real-time data from the field for monitoring – and you can start improving performance straightaway. 

How you benefit:

  • Optimized efficiency

  • Proactive remote expertise from PrimeServ experts

  • Real-time data avoids potential damage and issues

  • Highest digital safety standards

Putting data to work for our customers

With our MAN PrimeServ online service, you can constantly monitor your engines and turbochargers to predict and resolve potential issues before they occur. We keep your fleet where it belongs – at sea, and at work.

PrimeServ online service

References

MAN PrimeServ keeps ferry service running

CustomerDanske Færger 

Application

Ferry “Leonora Christina”

Location

Denmark and Sweden

Completion

2016

MAN’s scope of work

4 x 20V28/33D diesel engines
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Marine Digitization refference Stena Line

Stena fleet connected with MAN online services

Customer

Stena AB

Application

Passenger-and-vehicle superferries ‘Stena Hollandica’ and ‘Stena Britannica’

Location

Sweden

Completion

2017

MAN’s scope of work

Online services for 4 × MAN 48/60CR engines
Go to press release 

Our digitization solutions

 

Transform your maintenance and optimization efforts with MAN’s digital solutions

  • Real-time assistance with continuous remote monitoring
  • Expert repair, maintenance or update recommendations
  • Increased reliability
  • Customized service package for your specific needs
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