Top tips for maritime companies to work greener

Top tips for maritime companies to work greener

July 14, 2023
Time to read: 8 minutes
Cathrine Teilman

All eyes are on the maritime industry to make headway on the transition to net-zero carbon emissions in response to updated IMO requirements. The potential is huge for vessel owners to reduce emissions right along with costs for fuel consumption. This opens up substantial opportunities to work towards a better tomorrow while also improving profitability and competitiveness in a time of rapid change characterised by supply chain disruptions and geopolitical challenges.

What it means to work greener with digitalization

Digitalisation has a key role to play in the transition to net-zero carbon emissions required to meet regulatory requirements. You’ll be empowered to meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements for consumption reporting, cut emissions from fuel consumption in half, and improve your Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) ratings. This will give you the carbon transparency needed to continuously reduce your carbon footprint. Learn how to make the most of digital technology to accelerate your net-zero journey with these tips.

Improve emissions tracking for IMO compliance

Cloud-based infrastructure to create a single source of truth with your data makes it possible to take your emissions tracking to new heights. By tracking emissions more accurately, you can set net-zero targets and get better at finding the best opportunities for sustainability measures. You can also monitor progress on emissions reduction goals in line with IMO guidelines for fuel consumption and CII reporting requirements. It’s greener to keep track of emissions in real time and ensure compliance.

For example, emissions tracking data can empower decision-makers – from voyage planners and crews to charterers and management – to understand their contribution to reducing environmental impact. You can also save time normally spent on manual data entry for your 24-hourly IMO-mandated reporting – why not even give stakeholders 24/7 access to real-time data instead of limiting it to every 24 hours? This carbon transparency into operations supports your transition to net-zero emissions, helping you ensure IMO compliance and the data needed for more accurate and improved CII reports.

Drive continuous fuel consumption optimisations

Optimise your fleet’s fuel consumption to reduce emissions and cut costs with contextualized data and tailored applications. Run simulations to test and predict how your vessels will perform in various scenarios. Combine this with data from monitoring fuel consumption in real time and your whole fleet will be hitting sustainability targets in no time. It’s greener to consume less fuel across your fleet.

For instance, simulations can be used to model how every step of a voyage could impact fuel consumption and drive opportunities to plan voyages for greater energy efficiency. With real-time data, both vessel owners and operators can have full visibility into all factors affecting fuel consumption and streamline operations. When applied across your entire fleet, this technology will enable continuous fuel consumption optimisations for game-changing emission reductions.

Find and eliminate waste

Waste in your operations could be causing all kinds of unnecessary emissions. Use data to optimise planning, uncover waste and eliminate it. By leveraging analytics, you can improve the accuracy of maintenance, repair, and replacement for equipment on board. Remote working also enhances planning and decision-support for your fleet globally. It’s greener to reduce waste with smarter planning.

For example, onboard and onshore personnel can get the same operational picture and increase awareness of potential optimizations for greener operations. Through customizable dashboards, you can visualize individual equipment performance details, access a map overview showing the performance status of the vessel, and identify equipment or processes that could be improved or replaced at just the right time to further reduce emissions.

Create a culture of sustainability

Provide workers with digital-by-design tech that supports greener ways of working to build a forward-thinking culture of sustainability that empowers everyone to work towards a better tomorrow. Combined with sustainability training and incentives, you will encourage sustainable practices throughout your fleet. It’s greener to get everyone working towards a better tomorrow together.

Encouraging sustainable practices among your employees is also important for attracting top talent. When workers feel that they are contributing to a better tomorrow, this gives them a platform for innovation and creativity to brainstorm and come up with ideas that can further accelerate your sustainability initiatives.

Go greener with deeper data insights in the cloud

A high-performance and secure cloud platform is the first key step to getting more out of your data and enabling these greener ways of working. Take a data-driven approach to sustainability, and contribute to a better tomorrow.

Learn how to get deep insights into your data from the cloud

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Top tips for maritime companies to work greener

Cathrine Teilman


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