LR awards Digital Safe Security certification to Evergreen containership

The Ever Forward has been built to class in line with Lloyd’s Register’s Digital Ship notations, with elements of shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries’ smart ship solution (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.

Evergreen Marine Corp’s latest 12,000 TEU ultra large containership, Ever Forward, was built and delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) on 28 September.  

SHI used its smart ship solution, SVESSEL, to develop the digital ship system onboard the vessel. This solution provides operators and shore-based staff with instant access to operating data from onboard systems for monitoring and diagnostics through the cloud.

LR 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.

Ho-Hyun Jeong, Executive Vice President, SHI, commented: ‘We are delighted to support Evergreen with our latest smart ship solution, SVESSEL which has been developed with the advances in information and communication technologies aiming to complete digitalisation of a ship and its applications to efficiently and safely assist operation.

‘We believe digital transformation will revolutionise the maritime transportation industry and drive economic value for all stakeholders including shipowners and operators.’

Lesley Bankes-Hughes

Lesley Bankes-Hughes