Louis Dreyfus Company chooses ZeroNorth for vessel fleet performance optimisation
11 July 2023
New agreement includes vessel performance and routing services to minimise fleet environmental impact and improve efficiency
Technology company ZeroNorth has today announced it has been selected by leading global merchant and processor of agricultural goods, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), to help accelerate the company’s decarbonisation journey by providing data-driven optimisation services to improve vessel performance and reduce fuel consumption across LDC’s chartered fleet of approximately 200 vessels, ranging from handysize to capesize.
The ZeroNorth platform converts data into tangible actions, interconnecting millions of data points into a single source of truth. The platform will provide LDC with data-driven recommendations on optimal routing based on specific voyage, vessel, bunker and emissions optimisation objectives. LDC will also benefit from further insights into its fleet, with a real-time view of the status of all vessels and suggested actions to be taken to improve performance.
Speaking on the announcement, Soren Meyer, CEO, ZeroNorth, said: “We’re proud to be working with a sustainability-driven organisation like LDC and are looking forward to helping them achieve their ambitious decarbonisation goals. In an increasingly complex industry with tightening environmental regulations, it’s important that we all choose pioneering partners that can lead the way and raise the ambition for the entire industry.
“Collaboration is key to driving greener operations across the industry and we look forward to helping LDC gain additional insight into its fleet, improve vessel performance, and ultimately make positive decisions for both profit and planet.”
Sébastien Landerretche, LDC’s Global Head of Freight, added: “As a responsible freight operator, we are committed to operating our vessels in the most fuel-efficient way, to reduce shipping emissions as part of the Group’s overall decarbonisation journey. With a clear vision for their solution and strong subject matter expertise, we see ZeroNorth as a key partner paving the way for further actions, such as investment in Energy Saving Devices and adoption of alternative fuels, which are core to the Group’s strategy to help deliver a more sustainable maritime sector.”