BMT partners with Maersk for new online vessel inspection tool
In partnership with Maersk, BMT Surveys (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has developed an online Marine Application for survey, Trend Evaluation and reporting (MATE) platform, which provides real time data on the condition of vessels and changes in that condition over time, the company said in its press release.
As part of Maersk’s extensive inspection programme, BMT carries out over 100 vessel inspections a year providing a vessel scoring system on areas including: cargo care, pollution prevention, certification, navigational incidents and structural condition. MATE offers an interactive, moderator environment for developing and managing inspections, data analysis and provides customised reporting.
Lars K. Jacobsen at Maersk explains: “We were impressed by the breadth and depth of BMT’s global surveyor network and its ability to perform vessel inspections on a large scale. Being able to see the results of these inspections in real-time is of incredible value as it allows us to review the data and respond to risk areas quickly.”
Olivier van de Kruijs at BMT Surveys comments: “The scope of the inspection programme is completely unique. It has been set up in such a way that it doesn’t matter if the inspection is carried out in Rotterdam, Shanghai or South Africa, the results will be both objective and consistent. This provides Maersk with valuable intelligence on the vessels that they operate in which they can benchmark against average data.”