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Unifeeder rolls out We4Sea Digital Twin performance monitoring

Photo of a Unifeeder container vessel. Photo of a Unifeeder container vessel.

Unifeeder and We4Sea have signed a cooperation agreement to roll-out the We4Sea Digital Twin based performance monitoring solution across Unifeeder’s fleet with the aim to reduce ships’ fuel consumption and emissions.

We4Sea’s Digital Twin provides shipowners and charterers with improved performance insights to help increase fuel efficiency and lower emissions of seagoing vessels. With its Digital Twin technology, We4Sea builds a digital sister vessel with all relevant technical characteristics of the real vessel. This data is enriched from other sources, such as data on speed, draught, weather conditions, wave heights, currents and wind. 

The Digital Twin transforms this big data pool into actionable management information. The technology does not require onboard hardware installation and is therefore ideal for charterers, such as Unifeeder.

The solution supports full transparency. Charterers can continuously monitor fuel consumption, carbon and sulphur emissions of their chartered vessels in real-time via an online dashboard.

According to Michael Bonde, COO of Unifeeder: "Unifeeder wants to be an active participant in finding innovative solutions, through different partnerships and by being a business-driven IT organisation. We are working with AI and machine learning platforms to provide significant operational benefits to our vessels and minimize the environmental impact.”

Dan Veen, Co-founder and CEO of We4Sea, said: “Realtime monitoring and reporting is the first step in improving fuel-efficiency. Optimising fuel consumption of Unifeeder’s fleet based on the findings will not only have a direct impact on financial results, but also improves operational efficiency and CO2 and SOx reduction. We are looking forward to working with Unifeeder and getting results fast.”

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