LR Certifies Evergreen’s New Box Ship As Digitally Safe

Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine has been awarded Digital Safe Security certification from classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its latest 12,000 TEU containership, Ever Forward, which was built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and delivered on Monday.

SHI used its smart ship solution, SVESSEL, to develop the digital ship system onboard Ever Forward. This solution provides operators and shore-based staff with instant access to operating data from onboard systems for monitoring and diagnostics through the cloud, which they can use to make more informed operational decisions and respond to issues faster and more efficiently.

Ever Forward has been built to class in line with LR Digital Ship notations with elements of SVESSEL certified against LR’s Digital Safe Security notation, demonstrating that access for autonomous and remote monitoring of the ship’s systems has been provided and assessed, LR said.

LR noted it also provided independent assurance services to Evergreen and SHI, applying the Digital Ship descriptive notation to the vessel in recognition of the work and certifying the digital ship system as safe.

Yong-Lae Shim, Vice President of SHI Ship and Offshore Research Institute, the information and communication technologies advances of SVESSEL digitizes ships and their applications to safely and efficiently assist operations. “We believe digital transformation will revolutionize the maritime transportation industry and drive economic value for all stakeholders including shipowners and operators.”

Young-Doo Kim, LR’s North East Asia TSO Manager, said, LR worked with Evergreen and Samsung Heavy Industries to assess the system’s functionality through LR’s Digital Safety Security notation. “We are excited to see digital ship technologies grow and comprise more and more functions and reach higher levels of autonomy, helped by LR’s Digital Ships procedures that enable digital systems to be installed safely and fully functional as intended.”

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