- Author: Alexandra Jane Oliver
- Keywords: Maritime, Digital solutions, Ship operation
“Seaspan has spent considerable effort to develop its capabilities around fleet performance. Close monitoring of the performance of our fleet is in line with our mission of safe, reliable and economical operations. The ability to measure hull degradation very accurately was what made this performance management solution interesting for us,” says Peter Jackson, Director of the projects and technology department at Seaspan. “We also welcomed the fact that ECO Insight uses the data we already collect on board our vessels. It uses our existing vessel reporting system and enriches the information we provide with industry data such as AIS benchmarks or satellite weather and full CFD baseline computations,” adds Jackson.
“I am very pleased to welcome Seaspan to our ECO Insight community. Fleet performance management is the next wave in energy management and offers significant benefits to owners, managers and operators. For example, vessels of the same age and size can differ 20 per cent and more in terms of their yearly fuel oil consumption. ECO Insight can help customers understand why this may be the case,” explains Torsten Büssow, Head of DNV GL’s Fleet Performance Management unit.
ECO Insight provides a comprehensive and easily accessible way to manage the performance of a fleet, including voyage, hull & propeller, engine & systems performance. Advanced engineering methods, for example hull fouling prediction based on CFD, or performance data normalizations are also packaged into the portal. ECO Insight ensures high quality data collection on board through smart plausibility checks against specific vessel particulars. The portal comes with an optional on-board vessel reporting system called Navigator Insight. DNV GL new fleet performance portal has attracted some 600 vessels since its launch in September 2014, making it one of the largest performance solutions in the market.
Seaspan provides many of the world's major shipping lines with creative outsourcing alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern container ships combined with industry leading ship management services. Seaspan’s managed fleet consists of 118 container ships representing a total capacity of over 935,000 TEU, including 18 newbuilding container ships on order scheduled for delivery to Seaspan and third parties by the end of 2017. Seaspan’s current operating fleet of 85 vessels has an average age of approximately seven years and an average remaining lease period of approximately five years.
For more information visit: www.seaspancorp.com
About DNV GL
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