The Shipdex protocol is a set of International Business Rules that have been developed to allow the exchange of technical and logistic data within the shipping community.

The Protocol stipulates that ASD S1000D at Issue 2.3 XML should be used and it defines several parameters and features of the ASD specification that need to be tailored for the shipping arena. By ensuring that all parties involved in a maritime project conform to the same Protocol the effective movement of data between contracted organisations is guaranteed.

Mekon Aerospace and Defence consultants have a long experience of the ASD S1000D Specification and are therefore well placed to advise on the implementation of the Shipdex rules.