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Mideast Ship Management to implement ship performance monitoring

Robert Houston, president, Mideast and Marorka’s Middle East regional director Georg Haraldsson at the signing Robert Houston, president, Mideast and Marorka’s Middle East regional director Georg Haraldsson at the signing

Mideast Ship Management Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), is to implement  ship performance monitoring systems from Marorka on 26 of its VLCC tankers.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The Marorka systems will be used to enable crew and management to optimise vessel performance and reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

All Bahri vessels already currently have a range of fuel saving technologies installed and use advanced coatings to reduce the amount of fuel they consume, and these new systems will be integrated within the existing set-up to improve performance further.

“The advantage of automated data collection, hybrid reporting systems and state-of-the-art fleet performance tools is immense, both for reporting purposes and for environmental reasons,” said Robert Houston, president, Mideast.

“This contract is in line with our dedication to be among the world’s leading ship management companies, and it demonstrates our commitment to fulfilling our responsibilities to maintain a friendly and healthy environment.”

Venkatesh Radhakrishnan, fleet manager at Mideast, notes that the company had been running a six-month pilot project on four of its vessels using the energy management systems ahead of the 26-ship contract, to validate the performance improvements the technology can provide.

“This process clearly showed us the benefits of the systems,” he said.

“After an initial start-up period, we identified areas for savings as a direct result of the installation and correct utilisation of the Marorka system. From both the installation and consultancy perspectives, the process has been excellent.”{/mprestriction}

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