Kongsberg Digital has expanded its application offerings on the Kognifai Marketplace by adding Vesper, a tool for optimising operational efficiency through advanced modelling and analytics
Vesper was developed by data analytics firm Vessel Performance Solutions. The tool will support environmental reporting such as IMO’s data collection system, the EU’s monitoring reporting and verification regulation and will also cover future regulatory requirements, including calculation, monitoring and trending of CII.
It can monitor large fleets with drill down capabilities to individual vessels, establishing a framework for continuous fleet optimisation with individual performance indicators merged into a single fleet performance indicator.
Kongsberg said this enables the entire organisation to follow optimisation progress at an overall level as well as full drill-down capabilities to individual segments.
An advanced data validation module from Vesper provides instant feedback and longer term statistics on error percentages of data received from the vessels, while the crew feedback module presents the information to the onboard crew, enabling them to act fast and independently on the findings.
“Digitalisation of workflows and reducing the carbon footprint are becoming increasingly important to stay competitive in the shipping market. The latest report from the United Nations’ intergovernmental panel on climate change recently published calls for drastic measures to reduce CO2 emissions” said Kongsberg Digital executive vice president Andreas Jagtøyen.
Vesper will now be available at the Kognifai Marketplace, a network of partnerships delivering applications that can be used by subscribers to Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight service to operate more sustainably and safely.
One of the two founders of Vessel Performance Solutions, Kristian Bendix Nielsen said, “Vessel Performance Solutions is delighted to join up with Kongsberg Digital as Vessel Insight is a perfect product match to the part of our market which prefers to have data transferred directly from the gauges on board.”
“We agree with Kongsberg’s Digital’s ambition that the more qualified information that can be brought to the crew and the office, the more efficient and environmentally friendly they can operate the vessel. That is our core business.”
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