Anglo-Eastern Ship Management has signed an ‘Innovation Partnership’ cooperation agreement with MAN Energy Solutions, a division of engine manufacturer MAN, under which the two parties aim to exchange data and knowledge regarding the daily operation of engines, engine performance and maintenance, testing of digital products, and creation of software and APIs.
“We are very much looking forward to working with MAN Energy Solutions on this exciting project and gaining insight into the development of future digital solutions,” said Carsten Ostenfeldt, Chief Operating Officer, Asia, Anglo-Eastern.
“We will allocate the appropriate resources to ensure the success of the project and expect to gain ever-more efficient tools to support the daily operation of our fleet.”
Anglo-Eastern has some 650 vessels under full technical management, and another 250 under crew management, working with vessels of all types and sizes. The agreement with MAN is scheduled to run for a minimum of two years, with the partners having agreed to meet every two months, beginning with a workshop in Copenhagen before the end of this year.
“We are very happy to have entered this project with such an able partner as Anglo-Eastern,” said Stig Holm, Head of Marine & Power Digital, Denmark, MAN Energy Solutions.
“For our part, we will get invaluable industry insight from a major, maritime ship-management organisation with substantial knowledge of the daily and strategic operation of a large fleet of diverse vessel types. This agreement gives us access to a large fleet where new products can be tested, and we can receive operational feedback from crew and technical shore-staff alike.”