CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO) is installing digitalisation solutions on a fleet of container ships to lower fuel costs and vessel emissions
The Hamburg-headquartered ship management group is deploying ABB Ability digital solutions on 55 container ships to decrease their fuel use and environmental footprint.
CCPO will roll out the Tekomar Xpert smart engine performance diagnostics software across the fleet after conducting tests over the last four years.
ABB Ability Tekomar Xpert provides accurate insight into engine performance by monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and delivers methods to optimise operations.
CCPO managing director Christoph Gessner said optimising engine performance is a key element of lowering ship emissions.
“We are always looking to adopt the latest technological advances to minimise our environmental footprint,” he said. “This is a key driver for us when procuring services and products.”
This has been demonstrated through early testing and adopting ABB Ability’s technology.
“We can minimise costs and the environmental footprint, and in return we can pass on these benefits to our customers, through optimising our engine health,” said Mr Gessner.
By monitoring KPIs, Tekomar Xpert provides an overview of engine performance across an entire fleet regardless of engine make, type and age.
Ships and fleets are listed according to current performance and provide the technical management with an immediate indication on their status.
Tekomar Xpert identifies the necessary adjustments required to reach optimum engine performance and efficiency at a fleetwide level, creating both fuel and emissions savings.
ABB Turbocharging Head of Tekomar Beat Güttinger said “We are continuously looking to improve our offerings to more advanced solutions and supporting our customers to differentiate themselves in the market.
"Our long-standing positive relationship with CCPO, being an early adopter of our latest web application on CCPO’s entire fleet, demonstrates their confidence in ABB’s ability to deliver innovative solutions to the market.”