Improved findings analytics among latest eCMID system updates

Published 8 March 2024

IMCA has released the first set of updates for 2024 to its eCMID vessel inspection system.

The eCMID Analytics Hub provides all registered users with real-time analysis of aggregated inspection data. This identifies common findings and trends, enabling operators, clients and IMCA’s committees to prioritise action to address the most significant risks. Since its launch in March 2022, the hub has been updated to include both fleet- and vessel-specific data for vessel operators and to reflect user feedback. Two new options have now been added:

The eCMID Inspection App, used by accredited vessel inspectors (AVIs) to upload reports, has also been updated:

Other minor improvements have been made to the eCMID Database site, including a new announcements function, easier access to support information, and navigation improvements to vessel lists.

Development roadmap

In 2023, a record 1,819 inspections were undertaken, with significant growth in the workboat and renewable energy sectors, buoyant activity in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and growing adoption in the Americas. Upload fees are reinvested in the maintenance, support and development of the eCMID platform, which has enabled a significant number of enhancements such as those set out above. Improvements are directed by a cross-industry steering committee, with useful input gathered via a user survey in mid-2023.

This year, further improvements are planned to both the IT platform and the content of the inspection templates that will greatly benefit inspectors and consumers of the reports. More details on these exciting new improvements will be announced in due course.