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Friday, December 17, 2021 

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has signed a contract with Rocktree, a transshipment company based in Singapore, to provide its Vessel Insight technology for a Supramax size Bulk carrier modified to an Offshore Floating Terminal (OFT) ‘RT Leo’.

Vessel Insight will collect critical data to increase efficiency and reduce emissions and operation costs of the vessel. By subscribing to Vessel Insight, Rocktree will support its digitalisation strategy of opening up a control centre to monitor its global operations. Together with the Vessel Insight Customer Success team, Rocktree plans to develop dashboards to measure cargo moved in tons/hour, fuel consumption, monitor emissions and benchmark its vessels. As teams are geographically separated, especially during the pandemic, online solutions and more hack solving software has gained momentum and encouraged Bulk Carrier operations to look more closely at digitalisation to help improve efficiency. Rocktree is well familiar with the Kongsberg portfolio - with many vessels in the fleet using the Kongsberg Maritime K-Chief & Autochief systems in addition to deck machinery and Tunnel Thrusters.

Andreas Jagtøyen, EVP, KDI, said: “We are especially pleased with the Rocktree contract. Historically, the Bulk carrier segment has been a bit slow in terms of digitalisation compared to Tankers and Offshore, so this is a healthy sign showcasing that digitalisation is beneficial for the entire shipping sector. Collecting data, both historical and real-time, will lead to competitive advantages in terms of more efficient decisions based on advanced algorithms. We are happy to see that Rocktree has grasped the importance of digitalisation in the shipping sector by embarking on this journey with Vessel Insight.”

Giovanni Colotto, Head of Fleet, Rocktree, said: “We fully understand the point of rapid transformation that the industry is under, and the demand to focus on increasing operational efficiencies to improve sustainability and the impact on the environment. Transparency and access to data is at the heart of developing this pathway to sustainability, creating a baseline of knowledge from which to operate where we can determine the current emissions output, in conjunction with actively monitoring and analysing the performance of our operations to generate insights and improve efficiencies. The collaboration with Kongsberg will help us significantly to improving the sustainability of our operations, as well as our offering and services to our customers through the efficiency gains that we deliver.”

KDI’s Vessel Insight is a cost-efficient data infrastructure solution that enables shipowners and operators to start their digitalization process. While Vessel Insight collects and contextualizes data from vessels, applications on top use the necessary data to solve a predefined set of Key Performance Indicators. By subscribing to Vessel Insight Rocktree will gain access to the Kognifai Marketplace, a network consisting of third party software applications, that can be utilised by shipowners and operators to assist in becoming more sustainable and to gain a competitive edge in the industry.

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