Anglo-Eastern has partnered with the technology group Wärtsilä to digitalise its fleet operations. The technology solution, which will be rolled out to the Hong Kong-based ship manager’s global fleet of more than 600 vessels, supports full voyage planning and execution as well as engine performance and fuel efficiency monitoring.
The Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) integrates individual processes that are otherwise separate from each other to optimise the planning, weather routing, fuel consumption, and speed of a vessel. It also facilitates ship-to-shore reporting and fleet performance management to reduce fuel consumption, taking into consideration charter party compliance, speed management, as well as the hull, propeller and engine condition.
Key benefits of deploying the Wärtsilä FOS include a unique platform that integrates with a ship’s planning station and electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), immense cloud computing power, machine learning, data analytics, and onboard/onshore mobile applications.
“We are keen to leverage the advantages of the latest digital solutions to maximise the efficiency of our voyages and the performance of our fleet. Realising the opportunities made possible by the Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution, we look forward to contributing to the further development of the solution as an early adopter,” said Capt. Bjorn Hojgaard, Chief Executive Officer of Anglo-Eastern.
Anglo-Eastern’s Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director of QHSE and Training added: “We believe that the Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution will further increase ship navigational safety, reduce crew workload, and improve fuel efficiency.”
“Our Fleet Operations Solution is exactly what we mean when we at Wärtsilä talk about utilising a Smart Marine approach to raise efficiencies, improve safety, and reduce the carbon footprint of shipping. We are excited to be bringing these benefits to the 600 vessel Anglo-Eastern fleet over the coming 12 months,” said Dr Torsten Bûssow, Managing Director of Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions/Transas.
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Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Anglo-Eastern is a leading global provider of independent ship management services, with over 600 vessels under full technical management, another 200+ under crew management, and a technical services division that has overseen some 450 newbuildings and conversions to date.
Anglo-Eastern’s managed fleet comprises ships of all sizes and types, from bulk carriers, container ships and tankers (gas, oil, chemical) to those not covered by many other managers: ice-class OBO, pipe-layers, heavy-lift, LPG FSO, plus others. These are areas where quality, experience, systems and bespoke technical approaches all come together.
In-house recruitment and training provides Anglo-Eastern with direct crewing control. Individually screened and selected cadets are developed at the Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy in Karjat, outside of Mumbai, while the group’s 27,000+ skilled seafarers receive continuous training via strategically located maritime centres in India, the Philippines, Ukraine and China.
Supporting Anglo-Eastern’s seafarers and business partners is a dedicated team of more than 1,700 shore staff, who together provide global coverage with local and functional expertise via a network of more than 25 offices and specialist centres located across Asia, Europe and the Americas.