Fuelink launches bunker data management platform

Fuelink reports that it has launched a new bunker data management platform offering functionality for fuel strategy forecasting, bunker price comparisons and compliance with the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), including inventory management of EU Allowances (EUAs).

The bunker-specific software combines information taken automatically from AIS and noon reports with an AI-based management tool and third-party benchmarking to simulate and compare both conventional and alternative fuels on different routes. Users can then make data-based decisions on where and when to bunker to achieve the most cost-effective voyage, taking into account real-time bunkering readiness data at each port.

Voyage schedules can also be uploaded to calculate ETS costs, with EUAs simulated at different prices before being purchased through the platform at the optimum time.

“The shipping industry requires a digital bunker data management system developed by bunkering and ship operations professionals that gives full visibility and enables better decisions in optimising the bunker value chain,” said Konstantin Bronetskyi, General Manager, Fuelink.

“We understand that uncertainty costs money and fragmented information sitting in various systems takes time to manually collate and analyse. This has been the status quo in the global marine fuel supply industry. Now, we have developed the Fuelink platform to bring together real time data, allowing machine learning to simulate fuel cost scenarios, create automated reporting and alerts, measure bunkering performance, and support GHG emissions management.”

“The power of this combined data will streamline the user’s operations. Being able to access useful, and digestible information at the touch of a button has never been more critical. By aiding transparency and significantly improving efficiency, Fuelink supports confident and informed decision-making that will aid regulatory compliance while also saving time and money. The entire bunker value chain is tracked, monitored and supported by a dedicated aftersales support team located in all the major time zones to support users in real time.”

The platform records and tracks all deliveries, hosting bunker delivery notes (BDNs), invoices, surveyor reports, Certificates of Quality (CoQs), ISCC information, bunker sampling and analysis reports, statement of facts, and claims handling documentation.

Fuelink has been developed in conjunction with maritime energy systems provider Baseblue and fleet owner Schoeller Holdings.

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