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ABS AND KONGSBERG PARTNERSHIP TARGETS DIGITALISATION AND DECARBONISATION

ABS AND KONGSBERG PARTNERSHIP TARGETS DIGITALISATION AND DECARBONISATION

Friday, October 15, 2021 

Kongsberg and ABS have joined forces through the product integration of Kongsberg Digitals Vessel Insight and the ABS My Digital Fleet platform, in an alliance which brings together data acquisition capabilities from Kongsberg Digital and ABS business intelligence capabilities.

The partners say this will offer shipowners, ship managers and charterers seamless access to the industry’s most powerful analytics services, by unlocking simplified access, both on board the vessel and at shoreside, to AI-powered insights that support voyage optimisation through reduced fuel consumption, lower bunker cost, lower carbon intensity and improved charter party compliance.

ABS My Digital Fleet is believed to be the only customisable risk management platform that seamlessly integrates data to provide real-time insights for driving sustainable operations and reducing operational risks. Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight vessel-to-cloud data infrastructure captures, aggregates, and contextualises all data derived from a vessel’s sensors and other assets, transferring it for storage in the cloud through the proprietary Kongsberg network – ‘Kognifai Cloud’ – a specialized VPN solution. The data collected through Vessel Insight will be made accessible to the ABS My Digital Fleet platform for the development of analytics services.

As part of the ABS My Digital Fleet Alliance, ABS will now offer Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight infrastructure as an integrated service with ABS My Digital Fleet. Kongsberg Digital’s Kognifai open digital Marketplace, which offers third party solutions fully integrated with their Vessel Insight infrastructure, will now offer ABS My Digital Fleet. The ABS My Digital Fleet Alliance Program nurtures an ecosystem of industry-trusted intelligence and technology providers enabling integrated insights for clients on one unified platform.

John McDonald, ABS EVP and COO said: “The potential of digital technologies to advance the cause of safety and operational excellence, not to mention the decarbonisation of our industry, is significant. That’s why this is such a key announcement for the digitalisation of shipping. Together, Kongsberg Digital and ABS are putting more power in the hands of our users; widening access to deep operational insights and making it simpler to realise the huge benefits offered by advanced data analytics.”

Andreas Jagtøyen, EVP Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital, said: “The maritime industry is facing stricter environmental regulations and demands. Collecting data to analyse, predict and improve processes for vessels and fleets is key to meeting the new regulations while gaining a competitive edge. By combining ABS’ unique data integration and analytics platform with our Vessel Insight data capturing infrastructure, we are strengthening our position to offer an even better integrated service of high value to the industry. We believe this alliance will further spark the incentives for existing and prospective Vessel Insight subscribers to utilise the benefits of digitalisation within the maritime industry.”

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