The two German companies will pool their experience in on-board and onshore data monitoring to provide shipping companies with a synchronised system solution. Hoppe will capture the data on board and Interschalt will analyse it on shore.
Hoppe has experience with power meters, devices for motion and dynamic trim measurement, mass flow meters, tank content measuring and bunker management systems. It has also developed a system for integrating and reporting on-board values from various sources.
Interschalt is the developer of the Bluetracker software, which monitors fuel consumption by collecting data via interfaces from different sources (fuel counter, shaft power meter, motion sensors, weather data, engine data, bunker management system, navigational data, tank level gauging systems).
Interschalt and Hoppe have already worked together for German shipping companies. Under their cooperation agreement, the data transmitted by Hoppe will be collated by Interschalt and displayed in charts, allowing shipping companies to monitor their fleet’s performance.
The two companies say that they have equipped approximately 150 vessels with their combined system and are in talks with additional shipping companies and vessel management companies about further projects.