Masters have more control over emission reductions through the ZeroNorth Platform onboard vessels
26 January 2023
New ZeroNorth Onboard and Live Voyage Optimisation Plan services will enhance decision-making for masters by connecting ship to shore for one source of truth available across key stakeholders doubling down on efforts to reduce emissions for planet and profit
Technology company ZeroNorth has today announced that the ZeroNorth Platform is now available to masters onboard ships, starting with two new browser-based software services: ZeroNorth Onboard and Live Voyage Optimisation Plan. This latest launch comes just 15 months after the company released its weather routing service. The two services cement ZeroNorth’s market leading position as the platform now provides customers full support for their weather routing through enabling masters’ access.
ZeroNorth Onboard provides masters with real-time access to the information they need to optimise their voyages while underway. Additionally, the Live Voyage Optimisation Plan service brings routing details into a live view, including the latest weather forecasts, and enables onshore teams to update and share plans at a moment's notice.
The news means that the power of the ZeroNorth Platform is now available on the bridge for the first time, empowering masters with the data needed to make more informed decisions in real time that ensure vessels follow the best possible route for safety, profit and planet.
Masters will have access to up-to-date forecasts, giving them the information they need to decide if routes should be altered to ensure maximum fuel efficiency, that the vessel stays on schedule, and, ultimately, remains safe.
Providing these services onboard also removes the need to wait for updated PDF reports by email from shoreside staff or the need to make calls to weather advisory services to know what weather conditions a vessel faces on its current route. By connecting ship to shore for one source of truth, both the masters and operators can transparently see the same data, plans and reports to work closer together on achieving the full impact of each vessel.
The move creates a new nexus of collaboration between crew and shoreside staff, elevating the conversation between the two parties and cutting down the number of systems needed to route vessels efficiently and safely, reducing complexity and administrative burden.
Commenting on the availability of the ZeroNorth Platform onboard vessels, Pelle Sommansson, Chief Product & AI Officer, ZeroNorth, said: “Life at sea can be unpredictable. Conditions can change rapidly, and masters need to be able to quickly make decisions to keep vessels safe and on track. We are excited to put ZeroNorth Onboard and Live Voyage Optimisation Plan into their hands to be able to provide our customers with the data and visibility they need to make the best possible routing decisions.
“As shipping pursues its sustainability and commercial goals with increasing vigour, making the ZeroNorth Platform available onboard ships will foster closer collaboration between those at sea and those on shore, ensuring total alignment and transparency on the goals and key performance indicators. We are excited to see how this new nexus for collaboration accelerates the digitalisation and decarbonisation of our industry.”