SMARTFLOW IN ACTION. VOPAK ISGOTT USE CASE.
Digitalization of the Ship/Shore documentation is one example that establishes the collaboration’s strength between Vopak, the world’s leading independent tank storage company, and Smartflow, a connected worker solution.
Digitalizing all the handshakes between various parties involved, such as terminals, vessels, agencies, shipping companies, and the authorities, is an important strategic goal for Vopak, and the introduction of version 6 of the International Safety Guide for Tankers and terminals (ISGOTT 6) provided a well-grounded reason to accelerate this.
UNDERSTANDING THE ISGOTT 6 PROCEDURES
The Ship’s Master and the Terminal Representative share a joint responsibility to operate safely and efficiently when a tanker is at a terminal.
The Master or his representative and the terminal representative need to make a list of actions before cargo or ballast operations begin.
Agree on the transfer procedures, including the maximum loading or unloading rates
Agree on the actions to be taken in the event of an emergency during cargo or ballast handling operations
Complete and sign the Ship/Shore Safety Checklist (SSSCL)
With Smartflow, Vopak has digitalized the ISGOTT 6 procedures very fast and has used the platform’s versatility to include the various stakeholders in the process digitally. For a better understanding of the process covered by Smartflow, we have outlined the entire workflow below.