The Danish shipping company has chosen Wärtsilä Voyage's Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) for the entire fleet of its 18 liquefied gas tankers (semi-refrigerated and ethylene).
The service features a platform that integrates with the ship's planning station and electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) using cloud computing power, machine learning, data analytics, and mobile applications to connect the vessel, its manager, operator, and the port.
UltraShip will use it to automatically optimise the route and the speed of its vessels, providing voyage data to both onboard and onshore.
The roll-out will take place during the first half of 2021. Wärtsilä Voyage will upgrade the ships' ECDIS, including a chart delivery service and weather route optimisation software.
"Among the many benefits offered are a four-hour reduction in voyage planning time, automatic weather optimisation pop-up alerts, remote ECDIS diagnostic support, and fuel cost savings through better route and speed selection," Wärtsilä stated in a press release.
To this Alex Van Knotsenborg, Global Sales Director, Wärtsilä Voyage, added, "Efficiency is central to everything in today's marine business, and the efficiency of voyage planning, tracking, management, and reporting is considerably enhanced with the Wärtsilä FOS. The technology digitally connects the ships to their shore base, eases navigation, and supports the crew in selecting the optimal route."