The feeder & short sea container line will implement the tech company's full suite of optimisation services.
The three-year deal will see 90 of Unifeeder's vessels using services included in ZeroNorth's platform, plus ClearLynx's bunker solution.
The suite includes voyage planning & optimisation (including weather routing) and recommendations on bunker and vessel operations to lower fuel consumption and emissions.
"In Unifeeder, we are gaining a partner that understands the urgency of the climate emergency and our mission to make global trade green, as well as the role that digital solutions can play to reduce the environmental impact of maritime operations whilst improving earnings. We are very much looking forward to working closely with the Unifeeder team to contribute positively to the organisation's strategic priorities and together pursue our shared vision of a decarbonised shipping industry," Jesper Bo Hansen, ZeroNorth's Chief Revenue Officer, commented.
Martin Gaard Christiansen, Unifeeder's CCO, also said, "Adopting digital technologies that will help us to advance our green agenda is a crucial step in our commitment to contribute to the reduction of emissions on a local and global scale. Our green agenda includes setting efficiency targets and limiting bunker consumption to reduce our overall emission levels by 50% per container by 2040; an ambitious goal that we will be able to achieve by optimising efficiency across our operations with the support of industry-leading advanced digital technologies."
He added, "After extensive market research, we found that ZeroNorth is ahead of others with regards to their sustainability features, especially CII [Carbon Intensity Indicator] analytics. By offering all operations optimisations in one platform, on a global, 24/7 basis and with full transparency over voyage planning, ZeroNorth is the right partner to support the progress of our sustainable shipping strategy, help improve earnings, reduce emissions, and drive success for our company in the future."
Read about ZeroNorth in the Digital voyage analytics to support shipping's decarbonisation. Improving vessel emission performance ahead of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (link) and Decarbonisation through digitalisation. How digital solutions enable shipping to become greener (link).