13 Oct 2023by Riviera News
Ascenz Marorka has opened a real-time fleet performance monitoring centre aimed at helping shipowners and charterers comply with regulations and charter party agreements
The centre claims it will continuously monitor and optimise the performance of vessels, allowing shipowners and managers to make real-time decisions and react quickly to operational challenges.
Ascenz Marorka said its centre will be manned by staff with indepth knowledge in navigation, meteorology, vessel performance management, LNG and offshore operations.
Among the services offered at the centre are weather and e-navigation routeing, which now includes a variable speed algorithm that takes into account weather forecast models driven by satellite measurements, navigational constraints and ship models using both vessel data and AI.
“A variable speed algorithm calculates a vessel’s optimum speed according to a number of factors ranging from weather conditions, navigational constraints and vessel-specific characteristics. By integrating several factors, this approach aims to enable vessels to navigate various sea conditions while simultaneously optimising fuel consumption and reducing CO2 emissions,” the company said.
Offshore operations will see the centre’s crew offer services to monitor the quality of bunkering processes, fuel consumption, the use of parallel engines and speed during transit phases.
Ascenz Marorka managing director Anouar Kiassi said, “Our team of experts is ready to collaborate with all the stakeholders, on board and onshore, to take operational excellence to the next level while reducing their workload and complying with the most stringent safety rules and regulations.”