100 X-Press Feeders vessels to implement decarbonisation platform

Singapore-headquartered X-Press Feeders has agreed a deal to deploy the ZeroNorth platform across the carrier’s entire fleet of more than 100 vessels, as part of the company’s overall decarbonisation strategy.

ZeroNorth will provide a range of vessel, voyage and CII optimisation services to improve sustainability in operations, using its repository of data and fuel models to make recommendations on how to cut emissions and maximise CII ratings.

The platform uses vessel and fleet data, combined with data on market rates, weather, bunker price and availability to make recommendations based on the actual conditions a vessel is facing at sea.

X-Press Feeders has committed to zero emissions by 2050, with a ramping efficiency improvement target through to 2035.

“Decarbonisation and the reduction of GHG emissions from our operations are key strategic pillars for X-Press Feeders, and we are focused on improving the efficiency of our fleet through a variety of operational and technical initiatives,” said Alex Hartnoll, Business Transformation, X-Press Feeders.

“ZeroNorth and its industry-leading platform of technology solutions are an obvious fit for our commercial and environmental strategy because they offer a well-rounded solution that provides tangible and actionable insights to our shoreside staff and crew.”

“Collaboration is integral if we – and the industry as a whole – are to meet our goals. ZeroNorth are a recognised and leading brand that is driving maritime sustainability forward and partnering with them is a real signal of ambition to the market. We are looking forward to working with their team to achieve our target and who we know are passionate about our goals of greater fleet transparency, better vessel performance and lower GHG emissions.”

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