BMT Group Ltd (BMT), an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced a new commercial operating company which will focus on the provision of high value, innovative vessel performance management and decision support solutions for the maritime industry.
BMT SMART Ltd. will draw on years of experience and knowledge from around the BMT group of companies to help accelerate the delivery of BMT’s SmartServices business line, and build a strong presence in the digital shipping markets.
Phil Thompson, Sector Director for Transport explained, “The new generation BMT SmartServices product suite is founded on a unique system that integrates comprehensive vessel recorded data with fully validated MetOcean (Meteorological and Oceanographic) data, including wind, wave and current values. Developed in collaboration with industry partners, shipowners, operators and charterers the services are designed to help reduce fuel costs and improve energy efficiency in operations.”
As part of the company’s development plans, BMT has appointed Peter Mantel as new Managing Director. A marine engineering graduate with more than 20 years of senior marine management experience, Mantel brings a wealth of expertise working in digital and e-navigation shipping markets.