Eco-efficiency software aims to increase fuel efficiency and business intelligence on Evergreen Line chartered container vessels
Evergreen Line has commenced installation of ClassNK-NAPA GREEN software on chartered container vessels. At the conclusion of a competitive tender process, ClassNK-NAPA GREEN software - developed by NAPA, global maritime software house and classification society ClassNK - was chosen to provide a total solution for planning, monitoring and optimizing ship operations.
Enabling greater understanding of the operation of its chartered fleet to improve efficiency is the key driver behind the adoption of ClassNK-NAPA GREEN, the developer said. Using the system, shore-based management teams are able to monitor, record and analyze data from chartered vessels in real time.
Noboru Ueda, Chairman & President, ClassNK commented, “When we began developing ClassNK-NAPA GREEN with NAPA we saw that there was a need for new tools to help owners and operators better monitor and optimize the efficiency of vessel operations. Now just a few years later, we are excited that many of the world’s leading shipping companies are choosing to implement ClassNK-NAPA GREEN across both their owned and chartered fleets.”
Juha Heikinheimo, President, NAPA Group commented, “Installation of our solution aboard the vessels will also offer Evergreen eco-efficiency optimization through trim optimization and speed and voyage routing features, which are expected to reduce fuel consumption between 4-6% in trials. This allows accurate benchmarking and KPI calculation based on ClassNK-NAPA GREEN’s unique Dynamic Performance Model, which - in separate sea trials made public by NAPA and ClassNK in 2014 - was proven to estimate a vessel's performance with an accuracy of 99.6%.”
Heikinheimo continued, “The vessels to be installed with ClassNK-NAPA GREEN will be chartered rather than Evergreen-owned, which reflects the trend of charterers demanding both greater accuracy and data transparency from their operators, as well as increased efficiency in operations. We see the growing level of data transfer between charter parties as very positive.”