The Captain’s App

August 2019

A Hamburg-based start-up is helping the shipping industry transition from hallowed tradition to cutting-edge technology.

NautilusLog’s new app allows captains to record crucial data – such as speed, course, position, cargo, weather info and daily events – on their smartphones and then store it in a cloud for simplified access and distribution.

The app, which is currently being tested in the port of Hamburg and on several container ships, can also help the crew monitor their equipment and the condition of the vessel, stay abreast of their tasks and emissions, and maintain an inventory of any hazardous materials on board.

Meanwhile, the app keeps external stakeholders on the shore up to date with progress reports and supports them in arranging port services such as inventories and inspections of ships, machinery, and safety equipment.

The NautilusLog app for onboard and onshore operations is currently being tested in the port of Hamburg and on several container ships. © Westend61