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Enhancing Efficiency at Sea: Odfjell Ship Management Adopts Digital Logbook System

Odfjell Ship Management sets sail towards a new era of efficiency and innovation as we embrace the digitalization of our fleet through the integration of Kongsberg Digital's K-fleet digital logbook system.

Historically, ships have relied on paper logbooks to document crucial information such as voyage details, operational activities, machinery performance, and safety incidents. However, the use of paper-based records poses several challenges, including the potential for errors, time-consuming manual data entry, limited accessibility, and difficulties in data analysis. 

To optimize the efficiency of our crew and reduce administrative burdens, we have taken the first step towards our digital journey by installing Kongsberg Digital's advanced digital logbook system.

The digital logbook collects data from ship systems into central data storage. It enables easy recording of event-based data related to navigation, engine, oil record book, garbage handling, port calls and other operational activities defined by the logbooks being supplied.

“Accurate and efficient reporting is very important for us and our crew, and we strongly believe that digitalization is a necessary step towards improving safety, efficiency and sustainability in the maritime industry”

– Vidar Børve, Manager Electrical & Automation

Børve continues: “The traditional hand-written logbook has long been a vital tool for recording the vessel’s route, voyage, actions, and engine status. But it can be a time-consuming process. That’s why we’ve taken the step to modernize and optimize our operations by implementing Kongsberg Digital’s effective digital logbook and reporting system.”

All Electronics Logbooks meet the requirements of IMO, Marpol, SOLAS and several flag states for replacing the traditional paper logbooks.

The Electronic Logbooks include:

  • Deck logbook
  • Engine Logbook
  • Radio Logbook
  • Oil Record Book P1
  • Oil Record Book P1
  • Garbage logbook Part 1 & 2
  • Ballast logbook
  • Cargo logbook

A trusted provider of digital software

Kongsberg Digital is a trusted provider of industrial software, catering to heavy asset industries, including the maritime sector. Through their vessel-to-cloud infrastructure and Vessel Insight, data can be gathered from the vessel's sensors and systems, enabling us to derive actionable insights from the analysis of operational vessel data.

The consistent and standardized approach to data collection through Vessel Insight empowers us to generate high-quality reports, enhance transparency, and conduct in-depth analysis to optimize the performance of our vessels and fleet as a whole.

“The logbook represents the story and heritage of a vessel, making it an essential tool for the crew onboard. Kongsberg Digital is committed to making operations smarter, safer and greener. By digitizing the logbook, shipowners will be able to use the vessel's historical data in ways never before imaginable, such as optimizing journey and fuel use”

- Christopher Bergsager, VP Growth Digital Ocean at Kongsberg Digital

With this initiative, we take another step in leveraging digital technologies to drive positive change and continue to optimize our core business: transporting and storing liquid chemicals, oils and acids in the most efficient, safe, and environmentally sustainable way.

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