ABB Makes Digital Shipping Breakthrough

Robotics experts ABB have announced the signing of the first contract for the ABB Abilty Tewkomar XPERT, a digital solution designed to help cut fuels in the shipping industry, for a fleet of 55 vessels with Hamburg-based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO).

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According to a statement, Tekomar XPERT for fleet features an easy-access web application interface, which provides accurate insight into engine performance from fleet-to-vessel level through key performance indicators (KPIs), such as engine health, optimization potential and fleet performance benchmarking.

These KPIs provide a helicopter view of engine performance across an entire fleet regardless of engine mark, type and age. Ships and fleets are listed according to current performance and provide the technical management with an immediate on their status.

ABB says poor-performing vessels are less cost-effective and more pollutants into the atmosphere than necessary. To prevent, Tekomar XPERT for fleet identifies the necessary adjustments required to reach optimum engine performance and efficiency at a fleet-wide level, creating both fuel and emissions savings.

Christoph Gessner, Managing Director, CCPO, said: “We are always looking to adopt the latest technological advances to minimize our environmental footprint; this is a key driver for us when procuring services and products.

“With Tekomar XPERT for fleet, through optimizing our engine health, we can minimize costs and the environmental footprint, and in return, we can pass on these benefits to our customers.”

Bert Guttinger, Head of Tekomar, ABB Turbocharging, also spoke: “We are continuously looking to improve our offerings to more advanced solutions and supporting our customers to differentiate themselves in the market.

“Our long-standing positive relationship with CCPO, being an early adopter of our latest web application on CCPO’s entire fleet, demonstrates their confidence in ABB’s ability to deliver innovative solutions to the market.”

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