Software for compliance and efficiency

23 Oct 2012
ABS president Christopher Wiernicki:

ABS president Christopher Wiernicki: "a complete approach to shipowners and operators in meeting their operational and regulatory goals"

Classification society ABS has released a new energy and environmental manager module for its NS5 Enterprise asset management software, in order to help owners and operators meet environmental and operational demands.

ABS says that rising fuel costs and anticipated environmental requirements are forcing owners and operators to find ways to improve efficiencies, while regulatory issues on energy efficiency, emission controls and ballast water management impact the amount of information that must be captured in day to day operations.

The energy and environmental manager will trackand record key voyage-related events, including fuel and lube oil consumption, fuel oil switching, cargo information and ballast activities. This, says ABS, makes it easy to track, trend, and report the information required for SEEMP, ballast water management and fuel switching. It trends performance data at a ship and fleet level, allowing users to maximise operational efficiencies.

A trim optimisation tool in the new module adds trim and draught optimisation for fuel savings, by performing multiple analyses to obtain the most suitable ballast configuration to achieve minimum hull resistance.

“One of the biggest challenges facing the marine and offshore industries is how to successfully meet changing environmental regulatory requirements,” said ABS president and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. “ABS is systematically combining traditional class services with innovative products and services to support compliance efforts and improve vessel performance. Our objective at ABS is to provide a complete approach to shipowners and operators in meeting their operational and regulatory goals”.

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