Maritime fleet management uses IoT-enabled sensors to monitor and track the performance and location of maritime fleets in order to optimize maintenance schedules, plan and adjust routes, and streamline communications between drivers, managers, and clients. Like other fleet management applications, maritime fleet management focuses on using a wealth of data collected on the performance of individual vehicles to guide decisions and improve efficiency.
With regulations to reduce carbon emissions affecting global maritime fleets, many companies are looking for ways to reduce their fuel consumption and lower emissions of pollutants. According to a 2018 report by Inmarsat, 65 percent of surveyed maritime companies were already using IoT-based solutions to monitor fuel consumption, but that number is expected to rise to 100 percent by 2023.
Maritime fleet management solutions enable fleet managers to closely monitor individual vessel performance to identify and correct operational inefficiencies to result in better fuel efficiency and optimized equipment maintenance schedules.
Sensors measuring the vibrations, sound, and temperature around individual pieces of equipment can monitor performance and diagnose issues, alerting managers before they cause a disruption in operations or affect the safety of crews.