Marlink and Bureau Veritas have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate the fast transfer of vessel data for monitoring and compliance in areas including cyber security, carbon emissions, and safety.
The MoU forms the basis for communications firm, Marlink, to provide smart connectivity for the remote digital and safety services provided by the classification society. With a crossover of marine clients, the partners will offer a stronger cyber-strengthened digital framework via the Marlink network.
The organisations will also assess opportunities to use data that can lower ship operating costs, save fuel, and drive compliance, according to a statement. The agreement will also support shipyards in the implementation of ‘open-source’ cyber-secure systems, available also to third-party application providers, start-ups, and software developers.
Matthieu de Tugny, Bureau Veritas president, Marine & Offshore, said: “This is a partnership with real purpose whose foremost point is to take action to integrate digital tools and services that can bring value for shipowners and encourage and further develop cyber-secure, innovative Class operations.”
Marlink and BV facilitate digital integration and data transfer