The first container ship to have an energy management system that has been cyber-certified by the classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) entered service in January.
The Cosco Shipping Aries of 20,000 teu, was built by the Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co (NACKS), for the COSCO Shipping Lines, both of China, and was delivered on Jan 18.
Shi Yongxin, the general manager of the line’s Safety & Technology Department, said: “We have attached great importance to a cyber enabled fleet in order to enhance fleet management, reduce energy consumption and control emissions.
“During her construction, we had great support from LR and finally, successfully obtain the first AL3 level descriptive note for ultra large container ship in the world.”
The ship’s energy management system has received LR’s cyberenabled ship (CES) descriptive note “Cyber AL3 Secure Perform.”
LR said cyber-enabled systems are considered to be systems installed onboard ships that would conventionally be controlled by the ship’s crew, but which, through recent advances in IT and Operational Technology (OT), now include the capability to be monitored and controlled, either remotely or autonomously with or without a crew onboard the ship.