The tool, presented at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg this Tuesday, enriches customers’ own fleet reports with industry data, such as Automatic Identification System (AIS), weather, or fuel, and provides benchmarking capabilities. Systems such hull fouling prediction are also packaged into the portal.
ECO Insight will combine with Navigator Insight, which will ensure quality data collection onboard through plausibility checks against specific vessel particulars.
“As we tap into to existing data collection processes onboard, with pre-defined dashboards and a web-based access to hosted data, getting performance management up and running in a shipping company is a matter of several weeks, not months,” said Torsten Büssow, head of the performance management unit at DNV GL. “There is no additional hardware or data collection systems investment required”.
DNV GL says that ECO Insight and Navigator Insight have each been tested on some 80 vessels by 10 shipping companies and are in productive use now. Another 15 shipping companies have signed up to use the performance management portal.
“After exploiting measures to improve the vessels, like retrofitting or engine de-rating, many of our customers are taking an intensive look at how their vessels are being operated,” said Albrecht Grell, head of DNV GL’s Maritime Advisory division. “In order to enhance the way vessels are operated, the natural starting point is to begin to monitor them in a structured way.”
The ECO Insight portal will also be open for industry partners.