Masters Have More Control Over Emission Reductions Through the ZeroNorth Platform
A major draw will be the latest in autonomous vehicles, with a number of ROVs, USVs and AUVs in action, from Singapore, the US, Norway, Spain, Ireland and the review film UK.
Highlights include first time OB exhibitor Aquatic Drones, demonstrating how cost efficient its zero emission Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV) is for surveys focusing on inland waterways, hydro dams, ports, coastlines, and offshore wind projects.
Advances in AUV technology will be the focus of Singapore’s BeeX.
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 by 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 Optimization 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.