ABB has made its Ability Genix industrial analytics and AI suite available for shipping companies. The software uses advanced analytics and AI to drive better decision making in operations
A persistent challenge in digitalisation has been processing data on a system-by-system basis, rather than analysing interdependent operations.
According to ABB, feeding datasets into disconnected ‘silos’ limits meaningful analytics capability and buries potential efficiency gains under a mountain of data. The company said its Ability Genix software provides deeper insights into a vessel’s operational data, amplified by AI and analytics, and can result in fuel reductions of up to 10%, cutting costs and emissions as a result.
Additionally, maintenance savings using condition-based monitoring and identifying potential malfunctions early improves vessel uptime and reduces essential service visits to vessels by as much as 30%.
Customers using Ability Genix can subscribe to a variety of analytics on demand. The software is geared towards shipowners taking their first digital steps as well as those already well advanced in digitalisation and looking to improve their approach to vessel management.
With shipping accounting for up to 3% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, the marine industry is under regulatory pressure to halve its carbon footprint by 2050.
ABB Marine & Ports head of global service Jyri Jusslin said “ABB is now offering the marine industry a scalable platform that is flexible enough to meet today’s needs cost effectively, and robust enough to support tomorrow’s ambitions.”
“Whether the goal is to save fuel and cut emissions, enhance vessel uptime or to improve a company’s financial performance, all digitalisation projects benefit from the most extensive monitoring and measurement. Exploiting digital analytics to its full potential relies on comprehensive data.”
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