Wärtsilä Voyage’s Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) will be implemented by Hamburg-based third-party ship manager Zeaborn Ship Management (ZSM), for each of the 12 vessels of its managed tanker fleet, following an order placed with Wärtsilä Voyage in December 2020.
According to ZSM, the systems will enable the company to benchmark voyage execution, support the safety of the fleet and reduce crew workload.
FOS integrates Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) with voyage planning functions, and also enabling a ship-to-shore link from the system. FOS enables users to harness data from other ship systems and external sources and organising advanced analytics and machine learning to deliver insights, as to enhance navigational safety.
Zeaborn Ship Management Tankers’ Managing Director, Matthias Ritters said:
“Digital innovation is a key element for ZSM to ensure that our managed vessels are executing voyages as safely and as efficiently as possible. Wärtsilä’s solution gives us that increased transparency, connecting key stakeholders onboard and ashore in real-time, as well as making navigation and planning easier for the crew.”
The delivery includes the FOS navigation package, spanning voyage planning and execution modules, ECDIS operational leases and the Wärtsilä BridgeMate tablet application that enables back-up charts, navigation decision support and the berthing assistance on wings to be accessed from anywhere on the vessel.
Global Sales Director of Wärtsilä Voyage, Alex van Knotsenborg said,
“This important contract with a progressive ship manager highlights the value that FOS can bring to a variety of maritime operators in diverse areas. Whether looking to make improvements on a single vessel or at a fleet level, to drive safety or improve efficiency, FOS can support you. We are delighted to begin this cooperation with ZSM.”
Credit: Zeaborn Ship Management