From Digital Ship magazine

R&D project to create a model for managing regulations digitally
(Oct  4 2013)

Danaos participates in a recently launched research project, partly funded by the EU, will look at creating a model for digitally managing the various maritime regulations emanating from international, European and national authorities.

The three-year R&D project, called e-Compliance, will focus on establishing a cooperation model between regulation setting and enforcement authorities, both for port state control and IMO regulations.

It will also aim to demonstrate automated compliance management through modelling of regulations in electronic format and harmonised e-Services for controls and inspections. Finally, the project hopes to additionally formulate recommendations for e-maritime policies.

In the maritime domain, regulations are created by numerous different bodies, with little co-operation between them, says e-Compliance. As such, there is a significant lack of cohesion between the vast array of regulations and the possibility of conflicting regulations is very real.

By creating a model for managing regulations digitally and creating services for all the different stakeholders, e-Compliance says that it can harmonise these regulations and reduce the burden for those having to enforce the regulations as well as those who must comply.

e-Compliance consists of 10 partners: BMT Group Ltd, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Danaos Shipping Co Ltd, INLECOM Systems, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), TEMIS, Acciona Infraestructuras, PORTIC Barcelona, Norsk Marinteknisk Forskningsinstitutt AS (MARINTEK) and the Maritime Administration of Latvia.