International Maritime regulation requires all ships to carry a deck and engine logbook to record the performance of the ship, her machinery, boilers, and other daily events including ship’s position, speed, course, weather conditions, fuel consumption, tank soundings, machinery operating pressures and temperatures, and any incidents which may appear to be of importance to the safety of life at sea, prevention of pollution to the marine environment, etc. It maintains a record of navigation and engineering activities and incidents which must contain sufficient details to restore a complete record of the voyage. Methods of the recording should be permanent and may be handwritten, electronically, or mechanical.
Why E-Logbook is essential?
As the manual logbook entry is not only a tedious and time-consuming job but also an important routine activity that has no space for carelessness. Moreover maintaining such paper records is very difficult and risky as a small accident or carelessness can wipe out the entire history of the engine room. As an important document, it should be free of errors. It is for these reasons that there is a strong need to replace paper logbooks with an electronic logbook and one of our clients had approached us to offer a suitable solution for their container fleet.
How our E-logbook can improve the operations?
XShip E-Logbook is a perfect Electronic logbook platform to replace the conventional manual logbooks. It is designed and personalized to cope with the exact standards with the privilege of reduced workload. It replaces paper logbooks, improving data reliability, and minimizing the risk of human errors. Data entered from different users can be integrated and approved with proper checks. The feature adds to creating a good quality database. XShip E-logbook enables data entries via smartphones, makes the crew input data from their location onboard.
XShip E-Logbook system ensures the data quality and the processed data can be stored and used in another platform like XShip vessel performance analysis to deliver better results. High quality and error-free data are essential in analyzing the performance of a vessel or a fleet of vessels accurately and efficiently. The majority of shipping companies are using the performance systems on manual logged data or noon data.
How it can be used?
XShip E Logbook can replace several paper logbooks, including;
- Deck logbook
- Engine logbook
- ME Performance Monitoring
- AE Performance Monitoring
- Scrubber logbook
These solutions can be tailored to the requirements of the user. Any other logbook required by the vessel can be made a part of this suite. XShip Advanced data validation technique embedded in the platform helps in identifying reporting errors immediately and suggests corrective measures. The Chief Engineer/ Master can quickly verify the watch logs entered by the junior engineers.
An online monitoring dashboard is available onshore. The entries carried out onboard are available onshore in order to constantly monitor and support the crew in case of need.
Advantages of E Logbook
XShip E Logbook is an essential tool as it;
- Simplifies data entry and storage
- Improves data quality
- Compliance with regulatory requirements
- Reduces workload and save considerable time and effort for Officers
- Replaces paper logs
- Easy accessibility
- Increases transparency
- Allows data availability ashore