The world's largest independent feeder carrier will implement ZeroNorth's decarbonisation solutions onboard over 100 vessels.
The entire fleet of X-Press Feeders will use ZeroNorth's vessel, voyage, and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) optimisation services, which will help the shipping line achieve zero-emission operations by mid-century.
"The platform uses vessel and fleet data, combined with the industry's most authoritative data on market rates, weather, bunker price and availability to make its recommendations. Critically, the depth of ZeroNorth's vessel data and fuel models allow the platform to make realistic recommendations based on actual conditions a vessel is facing at sea, considerably powering up decision-making for users," the tech company said in a press release.
"The feeder container segment plays an absolutely integral role in global trade, and we are delighted to be able to partner with a recognised leader like X-Press Feeders to help propel their decarbonisation strategy and improve profitability across their fleet," Jesper Bo Hansen, Chief Revenue Office at ZeroNorth, commented.
He furthered, "Like us, X-Press Feeders share our vision for a green future for global trade and recognise that digital technologies are one of the only substantially impactful near-term solutions that can make that vision a reality. We look forward to working closely with the X-Press Feeders team and deepening the partnership between our two organisations."
Alex Hartnoll, responsible for Business Transformation at X-Press Feeders, added, "Decarbonisation and the reduction of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions from our operations are key strategic pillars for X-Press Feeders, and we are focused on improving the efficiency of our fleet through a variety of operational and technical initiatives. ZeroNorth and its industry-leading platform of technology solutions are an obvious fit for our commercial and environmental strategy because they offer a well-rounded solution that provides tangible and actionable insights to our shoreside staff and crew."
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