P&O Ferries rolls out digital asset management with Freeway

P&O European Irish Sea operation has transformed the management of its vehicles and other assets with a fully digital asset management system.  Supplied by Freeway Fleet Systems, drivers and workshop fitters have been equipped with mobile devices that synchronise in real time with a central asset management system. P&O European Ferries (Irish Sea) Limited is part of multinational logistics company DP World and the Freeway system has been rolled out across three port locations; Cairnyan, Dublin and Larne. Providing a repository for all P&O Ferries assets with software to manage equipment inspections, workshop scheduling, defects and parts ordering.

Freeway manages a diverse range of assets including RoRo Tractors, baggage trollies, fork lifts, port buses, garage equipment and an array of ancillary equipment. The software schedules regular maintenance work and defect rectifications, improving the management of safety and compliance. The system was implemented by Genie Insights, Freeway’s appointed partner in the island of Ireland. The tablets, which synchronise in real time with the central Freeway system, are used for digital inspection sheets and job cards.  Fitters can also see instantly the history of previous maintenance work and use the device to issue parts from stores.  Housed in cradles in the RoRo tractor cabs, the tablets are also used for port mapping, GPS tracking, hazard reporting and load handling systems.