The initiators of OMDS - Boskalis, Damen, IHC and Van Oord - saw a great need for an unambiguous system for data exchange within the maritime sector.
This initiative led to the uniform data standard One Maritime Data Standard, which is being implemented throughout the entire maritime sector.
OMDS is making uniform recording and electronic exchange of product and trade data in the Dutch maritime sector a practical reality.
In 2017, the OMDS task force started the project. The four partners selected the 2BA data platform for its implementation.
2BA gathers all technical specifications and trade data from manufacturers and wholesalers from the technical installation sector in a single database. All parties can exchange data with 2BA on a daily basis, so everybody can access the most up-to-date information at any moment.
During the first stages of the OMDS project, required maritime data fields were added to the desired data fields within the existing platform.
A group of interested suppliers was invited to participate in the pilot. This stage was successfully concluded in 2018.
In 2019, OMDS was further implemented within the sector, the number of participants increased and more data was shared via the database.
Expanding the digital information source and improving data efficiency can lead to substantial advantages in the logistic chain.
By combining our efforts, we can decrease supply chain management costs and increase processing speed and efficiency within the sector. Would you like to participate in OMDS? Please contact us and we will gladly tell you all about it.