MC Shipping in Singapore has introduced new technology by French start-up eyeGauge to improve its data collection capabilities, aiming to create more transparency about bunker consumption, vessel performance and voyage data, for its own use and for sharing with charterers.
The sea.vision system from eyeGauge is used to digitally capture machinery readings and create operational data for use in software applications.
“There are many technologies already available in our industry, but one of the challenges is the lack of harmonisation between shipowners and charterers, and in some cases shipowners are not incentivised to invest in new technologies,” said Ken Hasegawa, Head of Chartering and Innovation, MC Shipping Ltd. Singapore Branch.
“During our journey to achieve decarbonisation goals, first of all, we have to know the actual consumption data onboard. By utilising eyeGauge technology we can timely collect more precise data on bunker consumption and share the same with our charterers, which could potentially be the important first step to build such a harmonisation.”
Founded in 2020, eyeGauge was shortlisted by maritime accelerator Rainmaking’s maritime decarbonisation programme in Singapore, from where it was selected by MC Shipping for a pilot project. The two companies have since worked together to develop the technology further.
“Thanks to our collaboration, we were able to achieve desired goals and improve the eyeGauge solution,” said Rodion Denisyuk, CEO and co-founder of eyeGauge.
“Our team is very happy to announce that our work together will continue in the future, involving more vessels. We are working on new challenges and will bring more solutions such as vessel condition monitoring and fouling detection.”