Does anybody know any research done about it or any measures to centralize this required data, whether it is an IT solution, a convention or any other action?
I know that individually officers nowadays try to fight this problem with centralized excel sheets and standardized forms or files from previous port calls. Any specific measures taken from companies also?[/QUOTE]
What incentive does anyone have to reduce the amount of paperwork done by the ship? As far as anyone shoreside is concerned the clerical work done on the ship is done for free.
In aviation if you called a passenger aircraft and asked for the equivalent of the so-called stupid questions (GRT, NRT, DWT, LOA, IMO#, last port, next port, cargo on board for discharge, cargo in transit etc) the pilot could say if I answer I risk crashing the plane and killing everyone on board.
The deal is people are scared of flying and don’t want planes to crash. A captain can say he risks running the ship aground but nobody give a shit if a something happens to a ship, just throw the master in jail as a lesson to the others.