Challenge

Digital transformation

Shipping is being integrated in the broader multimodal transport driven by the increasing and varied demands of shippers and customers and the rapidly changing role of ports in the context of supply and logistics chains.

Inlemar is designed to support maritime stakeholders to embrace digital transformation.

Approach

Distributed business transactions

INLEMAR uses a descriptive model of maritime network economic organization that aims to leverage loose and dynamic business networks in the online B2B maritime environment, offering flexibility and ability in the form of reconfigurable business partnerships, in response to changing market conditions. Furthermore, applications from different providers are offered as services that can be used, composed and coordinated in a loosely-coupled way to meet the unique requirements of each customer.

An INLEMAR business network or value chain enables networked organizations in the maritime logistics value chain, (namely ship owners, ship managers, shipbuilders, charterers, the maritime administrations, port authorities and terminal operators, classification societies, insurers and financiers)  to engage in distributed business transactions and to realize their business goals. Public entities are also envisaged as integral nodes of these networks, along with maritime ICT solutions providers, maritime ICT consultants, cloud computing companies, etc, all being Ecosystem participants.

INLEMAR guides maritime stakeholders through a rapidly changing environment of technologies, societal factors and business models to determine their pathways of digital operation and practically supports Ecosystem participants to realize their market and technical objectives based on a shared digital resources and tools environment.

Inlemar

services address

  • Establishment of a cooperation model between regulation setting and enforcement authorities, both for port state control and IMO regulations, for modelling and interpreting regulations and ensuring harmonisation across national and organisational boundaries.
  • Evaluation of the practical implementation of the above in representative networks and the provision of recommendations for e-Maritime policies.
  • Demonstration of automated compliance management by: 1. Modelling and delivery of regulations in electronic format 2. Harmonised e-Services for more effective and co-ordinated enforcement controls and inspections 3. e-Services in support of class requirements, particularly on surveys and for ship risk management in upgraded e-Maritime applications.
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