The terms of the deal will see the platform and its suite of vessel, voyage and CII optimisation services used across X-Press Feeders’ more than 100 vessels (Source: ZeroNorth)

X-Press Feeders to use ZeroNorth platform for efficiency gains

Singapore-based X-Press Feeders is to deploy the ZeroNorth platform together with its ship, voyage and carbon intensity indicator (CII) optimisation systems across its feeder fleet of more than 100 vessels.

The ZeroNorth platform provides an indicator of ship and fleet performance and uses a wide range of data and fuel models to make recommendations on reducing emissions and maximising CII ratings.

The nature of feeder operations provides significant scope for fuel efficiency initiatives. Feeder ships work on tight schedules and precise arrival times in frequent port calls. These have been disrupted recently by widespread port congestion. Data-based insights offer a reliable near-term way for feeder ship operators to raise efficiency and cut carbon emissions.

X-Press Feeders’ Alex Hartnoll, in charge of Business Transformation, said: “Decarbonisation and the reduction of GHG emissions from our operations are key strategic pillars for X-Press Feeders, and we are focused on improving the efficiency of our fleet through a variety of operational and technical initiatives. ZeroNorth and its industry-leading platform of technology solutions are an obvious fit for our commercial and environmental strategy because they offer a well-rounded solution that provides tangible and actionable insights to our shoreside staff and crew.”

Boston-based ZeroNorth is an independent company that has developed from early days within Maersk Tankers.

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