Watch your fleet on Marfle TV

A new online channel, Marfle TV, will begin broadcasting for vessel owners soon. It is a TV dashboard to view your vessels on TV screen and receive latest news from your fleet without effort. Instead of trying to communicate with skippers simultaneously or getting tangled in detailed analyses, Marfle TV briefly shows you the latest vessel locations, work status and news. Marfle TV is an easy way to monitor the vessels in your fleet. In addition, technical team can detect possible problems ea

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Can Erman

Emissions monitoring and reporting automation by Marfle

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions are responsible of air pollution, algal bloom in the sea and formation of ground level ozone that harms wildlife. Only in Norway, shipping and fishing industries account for one third of NOx emissions in the country. International Maritime Organization [http://www.imo.org/en/Pages/Default.aspx] (IMO) designated North Sea and the Baltic Sea as NOx Emission Control Areas (NECA) starting from January 1, 2021. All passing ships through these areas must comply with IM

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Marfle Motion Analytics installation

We installed Marfle [https://www.marfle.com/] Motion Analytics system on a pilot boat that is owned by Finnpilot [https://finnpilot.fi/en/]. This is the 4th motion analytics system installation in Finnpilot fleet. Norwegian pilot boat owner Bukser og Berging [https://www.bube.no/] also uses Motion Analytics in one pilot boat. In the video below, our engineer Iivari Viljanen explains the installation from the board of Finnpilot vessel: Motion Analytics system is mainly composed of a mobile com

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Norway installation trip part 1

This time I have been on a long installation trip to Norway, installing Marfle [https://www.marfle.com/] systems in 9 Norwegian pilot boats [https://www.bube.no/]. My trip started in Helsinki, loading our new van with all the needed tools and accessories for the forthcoming installations. First drive was to Turku where I took the boat over to Stockholm. Had the weekend off in Stockholm, so I took the opportunity to visit a good friend for some beer and food. Trip continued to Gothenburg for

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Iivari Viljanen

Marine Analytics in the time of Corona

Amid Corona lockdown, there is a group of people that we tend to forget their tireless efforts: Seafarers. While many of us can work safely from home, pilots keep embarking the ships and tugs keep pulling them for food imports come through marine gateways. Many CTVs are still transferring staff and equipment to offshore wind farms for them to generate electricity. On the other hand, many shoreside employees like fleet managers can work from home. Latest technology should facilitate their work i

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Can Erman

Marfle Motion Analytics

Photo by Mik Henriksen Marfle Analytics is a SaaS for vessel owners to track and analyse operations and efficiency of the vessels. It's a realtime online analytics service for marine fleet. You can browse into your vessels dashboard and timeline any time anywhere. Dashboard is for * Managers * Vessel Master & Crew * Your customers * Your engine / maintenance supplier And you can use it on any device anywhere you have internet connection. Since the first version of Marfle Fleet Analytics

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Joose Viljanen

Buksér og Berging chooses Marfle once again

Buksér og Berging [https://www.bube.no/]decided to expand  the use of Marfle Fleet Analytics [https://www.marfle.com/] with a new deal for 17 pilot boats. BuBe [https://www.bube.no/] will be using the system in 23 vessels in total when the installations are completed in the following weeks. First installation on a BuBe vessel had taken place in December 2018. Since that time, first they installed the system to 4 more vessels [/blog/marfle-disembarks-in-norway/] nearly one year ago and now they

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Haemme koodaajaa

Marfle on kasvava suomalainen softatalo. Keräämme moottoridataa, paikka- ja liiketietoa työveneistä ja muista alle 50-metrisistä merialuksista ja esitämme siitä analyysejä SaaS-analytiikkapalvelussamme asiakkaillemme ympäri maailmaa. Tavoitteena on vähentää polttoainekuluja ja päästöjä, parantaa ajotapaa moottoria säästävämmäksi ja löytää merkkejä mahdollisista ongelmista ennen kuin ne eskaloituvat vioiksi. Olemme saaneet tänä vuonna useita uusia kansainvälisiä asiakkaita ja tarvitsemme lisää v

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Joose Viljanen

Notes from Cannes Yachting Festival

Sunshine, fresh seaside smell and beautiful vessels. With all of these, there are very few places better than French Riviera in September. It is a great place to store sunlight and get energized before the upcoming long Finnish winter. We visited Cannes Yachting Festival to see the prospects in yacht management and chartering. It is pleasing to see that Marfle Fleet Analytics picks interest of companies from different walks of maritime. There is a growing demand for digitalization in the industr

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Can Erman

Notes from Aqua Nor

This August, we visited Aquanor exhibition to see the opportunities in aquaculture industry. It is the world’s largest aquaculture technology exhibition and dates back to 1979. This year’s exhibition was organized in the pearl of Norway, Trondheim and hosted 28.000 people from 74 countries in 4 days. Norway blew our minds from the very first moment. This country is literally powered by nature with its beautiful fjords, mountains and forests and gives inspiration to everyone who works for a gree

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How to use Marfle app on your Android phone

You can create an app like shortcut in Chrome browser on Android phones. Here are the steps to create it: 1. Open Marfle in Chrome browser from fleet.marfle.com [https://fleet.marfle.com] 2. Click on the vertical bar on the top right-hand side of the screen: 3. Click on “Add to home screen” button: 4. Click on "Add" button on the new screen: 5. Now, you will find Marfle shortcut on your phone along with other apps:

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Marfle keeps growing with Seawork

After our third participation at Seawork, we came back home with smiling faces. Thanks to all visitors, exhibitors and organizers once again. As years pass, we witness the transformation of a traditional industry and a growing demand for fleet analytics in maritime. We are glad to be part of this change and provide a different perspective as a software company from Finland. Every new exhibition seems to be more fruitful than the previous one. This year is a watershed for us because we secured d

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Importance of monitoring gearbox oil pressure

Marfle Fleet Analytics [https://www.marfle.com/] is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution which utilizes cellular networks and cloud infrastructure [/blog/how-it-works/]. It is being used in more than 100 vessels to prevent possible engine problems [/blog/boat_maintenance/], extend engine life [/blog/dont-let-your-engine-wear-away/], reduce fuel consumptions [/blog/two-simple-ways-to-use-fuel-consumption-curve/] and facilitate management of workboat fleets. The analytics service is a flexible

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Two days in Kewatec shipyard

We would like to express our special thanks to Kewatec Aluboat shipyard [https://kewatec.com/] for organizing such a wonderful event, Kovatech hard-core technology seminar. Also, it wouldn’t be possible without the contribution of partners and valuable participants. We had two amazing days in Kokkala enhanced our relationships with vessel owners. Moreover, we found the chance observe Kewatec’s expertise in aluminium vessels on site and got information on the latest marine technologies at first h

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Marfle brings internet onboard

Ship to shore communication is the backbone of marine operations like pilotage, towage or CTV services at sea. Unfortunately, problems in connectivity compromise efficiency and safety of fleet operations. Cellular network or VHF radio communications are far from meeting today’s needs. Finnpilot [https://www.finnpilot.fi/en]’s fleet managers and pilot boat crew were facing with this issue and searching for affordable ways to solve their connectivity problem. Marfle [https://www.marfle.com/] came

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Can Erman

Seawork is fast approaching!

Europe’s largest commercial marine exhibition [https://www.seawork.com/] will open its doors to visitors again in Southampton on 11-13th of June 2019. Marfle [https://www.marfle.com/] will participate as an exhibitor again third year in a row. Last year’s exhibition was very eye opening for us and opened the door for new deals. We had planted the seeds of a deal [/blog/mh-o/] with MH-O & Co [http://www.mho-co.dk/] in the exhibition and closed it later in September. In this sense, Seawork is a g

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Marfle disembarks in Norway

Scandinavian country is renowned for its breath-taking nature with deep blue fjords, harsh weather conditions in North Sea and proud maritime industry dating back to Vikings. We are delighted to announce our first contract in Norway got underway with Buksér og Berging [https://www.bube.no/]. The company is responsible of sea transport of Norwegian pilots in addition to a broad range of activities from offshore support to towage since 1913. Their experienced skippers ensure transportion of pilots

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Don't let your engine wear away

Engine wearing is one of the leading problems in maritime when it comes to engine health. Often, vessels are being operated in rough conditions for very long hours and engine lives expire quite before expectations. Operations like pilotage or crew transferring require agile actions especially during docking or transferring the staff and not enough of attention is paid sometimes for slowing the engines down. Unfortunately, the less time is dedicated, the more engines are worn. The graph below ex

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Marfle grows in Denmark

We are proud to announce that leading offshore services provider, MH-O & Co [http://www.mho-co.dk/], preferred Marfle Fleet Analytics [https://www.marfle.com/] on their crew transfer vessel OOC Nerz [http://www.mho-co.dk/fleet/ooc-nerz/]. This new deal is the first step of Marfle’s growth in Danish offshore wind energy market and we have a strong presence in Denmark. Joose Viljanen from Marfle (on the left) and Dan Knudsen from MH-O in the picture After using Marfle Fleet Analytics for one

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Tug Life with Marfle

Alfons Håkans [https://www.alfonshakans.fi/], one of the largest towage companies in Baltic Sea, preferred Marfle Fleet Analytics to improve their towage operations. The company provides towage services since 1945. Pulling and pushing huge ships is not an easy task. It requires huge amount of power and sophisticated systems to excel in this delicate operation. Castor [https://www.alfonshakans.fi/fleet/info/fleet/attachment/21/], the beauty in the picture above, has all the required skills to ca

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Notes after Seawork

Once again, we came back home after a busy and fruitful exhibition. There is a lot to do for the new customers and this makes us extremely happy. Mayflower Park hosted the exhibition for 3 days under the perfect sun. There were more vessels at the marina than previous year. It was a unique experience to feel the breeze and meet people on their vessels. This is one of the best part of Seawork. On our second attendance, our meetings were more fruitful than last year. We met many promising client

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Marfle is once again at Seawork

We are proud to announce that Marfle will participate at Seawork 2018 International Commercial Marine & Workboat Exhibition [http://www.seawork.com/] once again as an exhibitor. Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition will take place again at Mayflower Park in Southampton UK in its 21st anniversary on 3rd-5th of July this year. We had a successful exhibition last year and signed an important deal with Offshore Turbine Services [http://www.offshoreturbineservices.co.uk/]. Th

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Can Erman

Marfle helps CTV's to track offshore wind turbine operations

Marfle Fleet Analytics Marfle Fleet Analytics is a Software as a Service that gives you access to your vessels' engine and trip data anywhere with mobile or laptop. Accessing that information anywhere is a powerful tool to improve management and communication with vessel's crew. Marfle's Analytics is used by following CTV companies: [http://www.offshoreturbineservices.co.uk] [http://www.tidal-transit.com] [http://www.n-o-s.eu] Mike's testimonial “The user-interface depicts the situation wel

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Joose Viljanen

Digitalizing Lifeboats

Marfle fleet analytics software is being used by search and rescue vessels to improve engine health, reduce fuel consumption and ease the control of fleet.

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Adventures in Boat Maintenance

Marfle Fleet Analytics is a Software as a Service that gives you access to your vessels' engine and trip data anywhere with mobile or laptop. Our system was installed into a Swedish pilot boat Pilot 746 SE made by Kewatec [http://kewatec.fi] shipyard in Kokkola, Finland and engines by Scania [https://www.scania.com/]. There was an immediate observation that we could make after the first trip of the pilot boat. Coolant temperature was too low. Peter Sundberg from Swedish Maritime Administration

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Joose Viljanen

How It Works

This brief comic strip explains how our system works. Marfle is fleet analytics service for workboats and related vessels. Installation to vessel is easy and user interface work both mobile and desktop. With Marfle you can * Track operations on sea * Monitor engine health * Optimise fuel consumption * Optimise fleet utilisation Marfle dashboards are useful for management, technical staff and vessel crew. Here we go... Our Captain Haddock lookalike installer arrives to your vessel and a

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Joose Viljanen

Mush Mush Maritime Slush

Dec 1 afternoon was packed with maritime business at Helsinki Conference Centre. The focus was on digitalization, naturally. ABB had an impressive presentation on a variety of digital solutions, not forgetting machine-learning in their video vessel control. Marfle salutes ABB’s Integrated Services as it pin-points the concept of Marfle solution, on totally different scale, of course. ABB does offshore and satellite, Marfle is near-coast for workboats with affordable cellular communications. Oth

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Anton Puolakka

Sailor's Slush

It is Marine Slush time again. Aside the frenzy of Slush festival, there is a separate session focusing on maritime alone. Two years ago Marfle was invited to the stage and we presented our idea. The idea has developed since a lot and the traction of our solution is beyond satisfactory. Last year we enjoyed the presentations and networked a lot. We met wide variety of people and we see that the awareness of the value of IT and automated systems is developing well. Marfle team shall be availab

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Anton Puolakka

Marfle’dan büyük hamle

Finlandiya’daki bütün pilotaj hizmetlerinden sorumlu olan Finnpilot Pilotaj [http://www.finnpilot.fi/en] firmasıyla yapmış olduğumuz anlaşmayı duyurmaktan mutluluk duyarız. 230.000 EUR tutarındaki anlaşma ile Finnpilot firması 31 pilot botunda Marfle gemi veri analizi yazılımını kullanmaya başlayacak. Şu anda devam eden kurulumların Kasım ayı sonunda tamamlanması hedefleniyor. Finnpilot CEO’su Kari Kosonen ve Marfle CEO’su Joose Viljanen Deneme süresi boyunca Marfle gemi veri analizi yazılım

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Can Erman

Slowdown to Cooldown

Engine cooldown target is to cool the engine, especially turbos’ temperature down before shutdown. Cooldown consists of two parts: * Slowdown to cooldown - few minutes before coming to pier vessel is smoothly slowed down * Cooldown at pier - engine is being held idle 5-15 minutes However slowdown is not easy. If the RPM falls too fast then the temperature rises. The engine is running the coolant system and on low revs it is quite ineffective. Picture above from Marfle Fleet Analytics s

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Joose Viljanen

Major deal awarded to Marfle

We are proud to annouce that we have made contract with Finnish pilotage company Finnpilot Pilotage [http://www.finnpilot.fi/en] for Marfle Fleet Analytics for 31 pilot boats. Installations are in progress and will be ready at end of November. Deal value is total 230 000 €. Finnpilot CEO Kari Kosonen and Marfle CEO Joose Viljanen. Check also Finnpilot's Transport Director Aki Marjasvaara's Tweet [https://twitter.com/MrjsvrA/status/925356601749508096] about contract. Real value found about

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Joose Viljanen

Fuel consumption curve: two simple ways

Marfle solution collects automatically and continuously location and speed data from the vessel motion. On top of that, vast amount of engine CAN bus data is collected, the most important features (among others) being Fuel Rate, RPM, oil pressure and boost pressure. Marfle solution cleanses the data items and displays them on the Vessel Screen. One could argue that the most elementary output is Fuel Consumption Curve. There are two simple ways to use that curve. 1. Accurate Sea Trial Results

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Ville Kajatsalo

Installation Trip to UK

Last week I went on a trip to Grimsby and Mostyn in UK. Packed my bags full of tools and electronics and got on a plane. The reason for the trip was that Tidal Transit [http://www.tidal-transit.com/] would get 2 of their boats equipped with our system. Tidal Transit's boats are special: they are made of GRP and have a cool hull design. I installed our system on Tidal's crew transfer vessels Eden Rose and Tia Elizabeth. I was very pleased with how well the electronics compartment was planned an

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Iivari Viljanen

New Features on Marfle

During this autumn we have added several new features into our fleet analytics service. As always we made several little fixes and improved performance and availability. The most prominent improvements are: 1. Day view 2. New engine information 3. Limiting vessel visibility Trips vs. Days Marfle has always shown vessel movements as trips. But some of our customers needed to see whole days instead of trips. Previously we had made a "day tripper" for them. After a complete rewrite of our

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Antti Lehto

Marfle is looking for Business Development Representative

Marfle is Growing Marfle is a growing Marine Analytics company. We have customers in Nordic, Baltic and UK. We are hiring a business development representative for our team in Helsinki to accelerate our growth. Position in brief To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience developing leads from meetings, sales quotas and marketing campaigns. You will use your communication skills to cultivate strong relationships with customers, from first contact until you close the deal.

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Joose Viljanen

Marfle's Week at Seawork

Seawork International is Europe’s largest workboat exhibition. Seawork is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its products, its innovations and its people, for three invaluable days every June. Since 1998 Seawork International has delivered a unique on-shore and on-water trade exhibition. The interest and attendance at the event has turned into growth again and we witnessed busy

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Anton Puolakka

Marfle Seaworkissa

Venealan messuista Ison-Britannian Seawork International on keskeinen työveneiden ja merenkulun vuosittainen tapahtuma, suurin Euroopassa. Southamptonissa jo vuodesta 1998 järjestetty tilaisuus oli tänäkin vuonna kolmipäiväinen. Perinteitä kunnioittaen sää oli pääsääntöisesti hyvä ja hetkittäin erinomainen. Muutaman vuoden matalavireisyyden jälkeen toimeliaisuus on elpynyt ja neljän jättiteltan ständeillä riitti väkeä unohtamatta laitureita, joissa sekä suuret että pienet toimijat pitivät esitt

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Anton Puolakka

Installing Datalogger on Rib

Image: Eero NurmikkoThe Finnish Lifeboat Institution operates several cabinless boats. In order to have fleet wide engine analytics, it is required to install datalogger devices to boats. This device collects information from engine's CAN bus, and sends it in real time to the cloud servers for analysis. We have prepared a short video of the installation procedure: On this cabinless boat we use a IP67 protected logger unit so our electronics are protected from moisture and rough weather. The l

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Iivari Viljanen