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SOLUTIONS FOR SHIP OWNERS, OPERATORS AND CHARTERERS
Azurtane understands and is deeply involved in the developing agenda and challenges of operating ships efficiently, the measurement of ship emissions and demonstrating compliance with legislation both internationally and regionally.
A ship, its crew, its fuels and the environment are highly valuable assets that must be both managed and protected. But how to do this in the most effective and straightforward way?
Azurtane’s route to solutions is through data collection. We can provide the means and the equipment for online and offline measurement onboard ship, together with high speed data acquisition, storage and transmission.
Azurtane is not, however an IT company. We are marine engineers with sea-going experience. We are scientists, solution developers and system architects. We do not use simple modelling, we use our technical and engineering expertise to convert real data into practical information and we work with ship owners, operators and charterers to make significant and demonstrable commercial improvements to their operations.
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GULF OIL MARINE SAYS SHIPPING NEEDS ‘AMAZON APPROACH’ TO CUT EMISSIONS
Testing new lubricants ahead of IMO’s cap on sulphur in fuels led Gulf Oil Marine into a partnership with marine technology firm Azurtane, and global technology manager Don Gregory sees the potential for technology to make an even bigger impact across the sector
Gulf Oil Marine global technology manager Don Gregory was unequivocal on the potential impact of a digital revolution in shipping: he said he believes business strategies enabled by technology are a means of rapidly achieving lower emissions throughout the maritime sector.
“From the work we have done, it is very clear that if the maritime sector adopted the Amazon approach and tracked all movements and waypoints to achieve a just-in-time arrival and [optimal] vessel utilisation, the industry could cut bunker consumption overnight by 20%,” Mr Gregory said.
With the industry facing increasing pressures to limit emissions, Mr Gregory said efficiencies generated from technology would help to bridge the gap during the next decade, cutting fuel use and emissions while low- and zero-emissions technologies are developed.
“It would be a gift to the world. In fact, it would be a gift that pays you … as the 20% cut in bunker consumption comes with a 20% savings on fuel. But it needs the actors involved to work together to dispose of the old-fashioned charter parties. Ports need to make their berth management much more professional. Rewards for work done would be based upon achieving the lowest cost of delivery,” he said.