SwiftBulk implements fuel monitoring system

SwiftBulk Holding has agreed a deal to install an EFMS (Electronic Fuel Monitoring System) from FUELTRAX onboard its 2009-built Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier vessel, the Thestelia K.

The 82,000 dwt ship will use the system for fuel consumption tracking, gathering direct fuel measurements via Coriolis flowmeter technology for her Mitsui MAN B&W main engine, as well as monitoring bunker quality upon loading.

SwiftBulk will also gain access to FUELNET as part of the package, a logistics web portal providing live updates of vessel location and activities independent from AIS, and FUELTRAX Vision, offering 360° video coverage of the vessel perimeter. All video footage collected is matched with existing fuel monitoring data and location tracking information to provide greater transparency in operations.

“We are excited to be working with the FUELTRAX team to introduce this technology to our fleet,” said Stefanos Kasselakis, CEO, SwiftBulk.

“The FUELTRAX system allows SwiftBulk to increase operational efficiency and better manage operational costs while reducing our environmental impact. The transparency FUELTRAX provides greatly enhances our ship management capabilities, maximising both SwiftBulk’s and our customers’ return on investment.”

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