Danish maritime technology firm ZeroNorth, a spin-off from Maersk Tankers, has opened a new office in Greece to further support shipowners in maritime digitalisation and decarbonisation.

ZeroNorth said the new office in Piraeus signifies the role of Greek shipping to the organisation’s digitalisation objectives and commercial strategy.

ZeroNorth Greece will provide a direct link to one of shipping’s most important regions, enabling greater engagement with Greek tramp shipping operators and allowing them to have first-hand experience with ZeroNorth’s vessel optimisation software, Optimise.

“We are extremely excited to open our Greek office, giving us a presence in shipping’s largest ownership market. At a time when more of shipping is embracing digitalisation with increasing pace, we think it is important to support Greek owners and operators to optimise their operations and profitably decarbonise,” said Soren Meyer, ceo of ZeroNorth.

“This move means that we can work closely with Greek tramp shipping market leaders to explore how Optimise can generate increased revenue and reduced emissions. I am confident that Greece’s vibrant and close-knit maritime community will immediately understand our vision of digitalising shipping for the climate and join with us in our efforts to create more economically and environmentally sustainable operations,” Meyer added.

ZeroNorth’s Optimise provides insight into vessel performance and determines the optimal speed of each vessel to optimise bunker spend. It monitors the entire fleet and alerts the operators if a vessel should change speed. This is done by interpreting multiple data points such as weather, draught, market rates, price and emitted CO2 — all of which are turned into concrete action.

ZeroNorth currently has around 1,500 vessels using the software today. The organisation sees the potential to increase the number of vessels on the platform to 6,000 over the next five years.

Source: Seatrade Maritime