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Thursday, July 9, 2020 

Aarhus-based Unifeeder and We4Sea have signed a cooperation agreement to roll-out the We4Sea Digital Twin based performance monitoring solution across Unifeeders fleet, with the aim of reducing the ships fuel consumption and emissions.

We4Sea focuses on increasing fuel efficiency and lower emissions of seagoing vessels by using a Digital Twin, which provides shipowners and charterers with improved performance insights. The technology creates a digital sister vessel with all relevant technical characteristics of the real vessel, and adds data from other sources, such as speed, draught, weather conditions, wave heights, currents and wind. The Digital Twin transforms this big data pool into actionable management information. The technology does not require onboard hardware installation  and is therefore well suited to charterers, such as Unifeeder.

The solution supports full transparency. Charterers can continuously monitor fuel consumption, carbon and sulphur emissions of their chartered vessels in real-time via an online dashboard. Unifeeder has the largest feeder network in Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia region, serving more than 150 ports. It aims to simplify the complex tasks of choosing and managing supply chains by providing efficient and sustainable transport solutions.

Michael Bonde, COO Unifeeder, said: "Unifeeder wants to be an active participant in finding innovative solutions, through different partnerships and by being a business-driven IT organization. We are working with AI and machine learning platforms to provide significant operational benefits to our vessels and minimise the environmental impact.”

Dan Veen, Co-founder and CEO of We4Sea, said: “Realtime monitoring and reporting is the first step in improving fuel-efficiency. Optimising fuel consumption of Unifeeder’s fleet based on the findings will not only have a direct impact on financial results, but also improves operational efficiency and CO2 and SOx reduction. We are looking forward to working with Unifeeder and getting results fast.”

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