KOTC sees ‘measurable improvements’ after implementing ECO Insight
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) says it is already seeing ‘measurable improvements’ in fleet efficiency after it implemented DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management solution across its entire fleet of 28 tankers.
“We started the fleet performance project with the DNV GL ECO Insight team in summer 2017,” said Ali Shehab, deputy CEO, fleet operations, KOTC. “We already see measurable improvements in operating the fleet.”
“In addition to this and in order to implement the idea of energy efficiency among the whole KOTC organisation, we implemented an Energy Efficiency Management System according to ISO 50001 which has been recently certified by DNV GL,” he added.
Dr. Torsten Büssow, DNV GL’s head of fleet performance management says that most major shipping lines are focusing on ways to improve fleet performance given the growing environmental concerns in the modern logistics industry.
“KOTC is known in the market for their superior fleet operations and we are happy to support such an advanced company like KOTC to excel even further in achieving savings and operational improvements,” he said.
DNV GL’s performance management portal ECO Insight provides a comprehensive and easily accessible way to manage the performance of a fleet, including voyage, hull & propeller, engine & systems performance.
It enriches customers’ own fleet reports with industry data, such as Automatic Identification System (AIS), weather, or fuel, and provides unique benchmarking capabilities. Advanced engineering methods, for example hull fouling prediction based on CFD, are also packaged into the portal.
Since its launch in early 2015, ECO Insight became the largest performance solution in shipping with more than 1,900 vessels under using the system.