Background of OMDS

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.

The initiative led to the uniform One Maritime Data Standard, implemented within the maritime sector.

OMDS is making uniform recording and electronic exchange of product and trade data in the Dutch maritime sector a practical reality.

How the OMDS project came into being

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.

Data fields and pilot

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.

Implementation of OMDS

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.

Would you like to learn more about the specific data fields? Feel free to download the summary!

Participating in OMDS

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.

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