Next Gen Global Internet Customer Support Launched


MOL launches Demo of Electronic Global Internet Customer Support


MOL announced that they were able to successfully launch and demonstrate the working of their Next Gen condition based Engine Monitoring system called “CMAXS e-GICSX”  onboard the methanol carrier MAYARO.

MOL is supported in the new tests by:

  • Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK; Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo),
  • Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES; President: Takao Tanaka; Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo), and
  • MES Technoservice Co., Ltd. (Managing Director: Shinichi Fukuda; Headquarters: Tamano-shi, Okayama).

How the system works:

Big data is collected from monitoring devices to form a combination of technologies based on joint research between ClassNK and MES. Massive volumes of engine performance data are gathered from its operating vessels. The data is analysed both onboard and onshore via marine broadband systems. This helps to note anomalies and detect a change in patterns of electronically controlled engines and other parts of the vessel. The continuous monitoring provides valuable hour-on-hour data, regarding even minute changes seen in the pattern of working of the machines. This has proved to be highly reliable and helps provide timely preventive maintenance and saves cost.

In this case, the demonstration test is part of the above initiative where, a comparative analysis of the “CMAXS e-GICSX” system will be verified on the MAYARO. It is claimed to be a support system to reduce environmental impact and provide wide cost efficiency as well as streamline vessel management.

  1. “CMAXS e-GICSX” is the system that has the capability to detect abnormalities aboard, regardless of ship-to-shore telecommunication status and displays of troubleshooting based on the results of detected abnormalities.  It is different from conventional condition-based monitoring systems and can analyze correlations among multiple sensors by using an advanced algorithm.
  2. “e-GICS,” developed by MES in 2004, is a Web-based maintenance support system for vessel diesel engines.  It diagnoses engine performance and maintenance of major components.  It is used aboard more than 3,000 vessels.
  3. “CMAXS” is a system offered jointly by ClassNK and ClassNK Consulting Service (CEO and President: Noboru Ueda; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), a wholly owned subsidiary of ClassNK.  It was developed based on expertise related to vessel inspection in anticipation of further streamlining engine inspection.

Source: MOL