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Friday, June 25, 2021 

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth has announced that its voyage optimisation platform Optimise has successfully increased customer net annualised value by a combined US$50m in the last twelve months, and is in use on over 1,600 vessels owned and operated by 13 tramp shipping companies, including Maersk Tankers, Cargill and Ultrabulk.

ZeroNorth’s algorithms enable voyage optimisation and calculate the US dollar and CO2 impact of recommended decisions. The combined $50m upside in net annualised value for the last twelve months has been calculated over the last year on a rolling month-by-month basis, and is a clear indication of the potential of Optimise to increase earnings and reduce emissions.

As well as being a significant landmark for ZeroNorth’s first twelve months as an independent company, the news tangibly demonstrates the significant commercial and environmental impact that data-orientated solutions can have in immediately tackling the shipping industry’s decarbonisation challenge.

Søren Christian Meyer (pictured), CEO ZeroNorth, said: “We think this makes very clear the power that digital technologies have to transform the way we operate. Voyage optimisation and vessel efficiency are two central challenges facing the shipping industry. By unlocking the power of digital solutions today we can empower companies on the road to decarbonisation, improving their earnings and driving investment in other technologies that will help us to reach our sustainability goals.”

Previously, ZeroNorth launched BunkerAction as its first major product addition to Optimise. BunkerAction provides operators with recommendations on where, when and what to bunker, resulting in cost savings and time reduction in planning. In early 2021, the company launched VoyageOptimisation, which helps operators to assess the potential impact of weather on their routes.

ZeroNorth has also focused on building a complimentary ecosystem of data providers and other technology leaders, all of whom are integrating Optimise or providing data to the platform. Collaborations include new agreements with Veson, Monjasa, Baltic Exchange, Chartworld and WNI.

Meyer added: “Our goal is to build a holistic and comprehensive digital solution with Optimise, and support with the industry’s path to decarbonisation. This first twelve months has enabled us to significantly develop our technology, our team, and our network. Our aim, as we progress, is to continue to forge an ecosystem of tech leaders that are working together to achieve our sector’s goals.”

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