IMO Data Numbers Added To Standardised Noon Report

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The Smart Maritime Council has released Version 1.0 of the Standardised Vessel Dataset (SVD) for Noon Reports, featuring a host of updates and refinements following the completion of a 12-month consultation process involving BIMCO and IMO, including the addition of standardised IMO Data Numbers for more than 100 common Noon Reporting data fields.

Version 1.0 

The release of Version 1.0 follows on from the publication of a ‘beta’ in February 2023 to invite wider industry feedback before the launch of this first official version of the model. The Council worked in close collaboration with BIMCO and IMO’s Expert Group on Data Harmonisation (EGDH) during the consultation process.

Reference model 

The IMO Compendium reference model is a standardised collection of data sets created to harmonise formats for maritime digital information, with its most recent version incorporating a new list of Noon Reporting data points published by the 48th session of the IMO Facilitation Committee (FAL) in April 2024.

In addition to ISO 19848, the SVD list also incorporates a range of existing standards within the model, including UN LOCODE, IMO Code Lists, and various ISO reporting methods – such as ISO 8601 (Date and Time Format), ISO 6709 (Standard representation of geographic point location by coordinates), ISO 19018 (Ships and marine technology — Terms, abbreviations, graphical symbols and concepts on navigation), and ISO 80000 (Quantities and units).

“It has been a fantastic experience to work with this group of passionate maritime industry professionals on this project over the last year, demonstrating their dedication to creating these free resources to support and accelerate the ongoing digitalisation of the shipping sector,” said Rob O’Dwyer, Chairman of the Smart Maritime Council.

Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, Manager of Safety and Security at BIMCO, also welcomed the release of these new data standards. “Accelerating digitalisation of the shipping industry is crucial as we work towards a more efficient industry and towards cutting our emissions,” he said.

“The new standardised data model offers a very important tool that can help remove one of the big barriers that prevent digitalisation progress and effective collaboration between ports and ships. It is an example of how we can arrive at solutions that can make a difference when we collaborate, and we hope the data standards will be supported and widely adopted by all players involved.”

The Standardised Vessel Dataset (SVD) for Noon Reports model can be accessed and downloaded for free from a dedicated page on the Smart Maritime Network website, alongside a white paper outlining the project, links to the open source library, and other supporting resources for application of the standard.

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Source: Smart Maritime