Alfa Laval is to buy Denmark-based BunkerMetrics, a fuel decision support software provider, and merge it with its recently acquired weather intelligence subsidiary, StormGeo.
To be added to StormGeo’s s-Suite subscription service, BunkerMetric’s decision support on ship fuelling will now become a key element in StormGeo’s weather routing and voyage performance software. The bunker company uses sophisticated algorithms to optimise fuel procurement strategies and help shipping companies to save money, an Alfa Laval statement explained.
StormGeo CEO, Soeren Andersen, said: “The acquisition of BunkerMetric will further strengthen the StormGeo suite of software products and services. BunkerMetric’s advanced procurement optimisation tool is a welcomed addition to our route advisory services, giving shipping customers timely data for choosing the best bunkering options. It will help optimise scheduling, fuel and voyage performance.”
Latest acquisition enhances StormGeo’s optimisation software