Louis Dreyfus Company signs with ZeroNorth for voyage optimisation

Global agricultural goods firm Louis Dreyfus Company (LD) has signed an agreement with ZeroNorth to implement its vessel fleet performance optimisation and routing services, as it aims to minimise its fleet environmental impact and improve efficiency.

The deal covers LDC’s chartered fleet of approximately 200 vessels, ranging from handysize to capesize.

The ZeroNorth platform will provide LDC with data-driven recommendations on optimal routing based on specific voyage, vessel, bunker and emissions optimisation objectives, offering a real-time view of the status of all vessels and suggested fleet actions to be taken to improve performance.

“As a responsible freight operator, we are committed to operating our vessels in the most fuel-efficient way, to reduce shipping emissions as part of the Group’s overall decarbonisation journey,” said Sébastien Landerretche, LDC’s Global Head of Freight.

“With a clear vision for their solution and strong subject matter expertise, we see ZeroNorth as a key partner paving the way for further actions, such as investment in energy saving devices and adoption of alternative fuels, which are core to the Group’s strategy to help deliver a more sustainable maritime sector.”

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