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The two have signed an agreement to launch an integrated vessel performance monitoring solution.
According to the parties, the system will give shipowners and managers access to real-time fuel consumption data and analytics, allowing for better decision-making and improved ship and fleet fuel efficiencies.
Under the agreement, Høglund Marine Automation's Ship Performance Monitor (SPM), which collects and stores accurate fuel consumption data for an individual vessel or an entire fleet, will be integrated with Yxney's cloud-based database MarESS, allowing the data sets to be processed and presented to the customer on a user-friendly interface. Shipowners, managers, and crew can then use these data insights to find more efficient ways of operating and reducing fuel consumption.
"At a time when vessel data is becoming increasingly valuable, it's vital that the industry consolidates its skills and expertise to create solutions that are built to last and fully support the industry's trajectory towards a cleaner, lower-carbon future. […] Automation systems are not only essential to the reliability of a vessel - they are also a valuable source of data. Unfortunately, much of the solutions available on the market make it difficult for users to access this - which is why we developed the SPM. Yxney's capacity to process data and visualise it in a way that is accessible to both owners and crew, will augment our existing offering and provide our customers with the solutions they need to ensure efficiency and reliability of their fleet in the long term," Børge Nogva, CEO, Høglund Marine Solutions, commented.Gjord Simen Sanna, CEO, Yxney Maritime, also said, "We're excited to team up with Høglund and to now have the opportunity to offer a cost-efficient and powerful solution to customers looking for a plug-and-play system that can both measure and visualise actionable information about the fuel efficiency of their fleet. We see this partnership as an answer to the demand among vessel owners to take control of their own data, and to get ahead in the race towards better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Combining our solutions gives our customer access to new decision-making feedback, driven by data analytics, to make more direct fuel-saving initiatives. MarESS and Høglund SPM are like Maverick and Goose flying together again."