Christiania Shipping to trial Signol crew behavioural change tech

Copenhagen-based Christiania Shipping has begun a six-month trial of the Signol behavioural change system, a fuel efficiency project which will use StormGeo data to understand and encourage fuel-saving behaviour among crew members.

The trial will run across 18 chemical and gas tankers and aims to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by helping crew members to take fuel-saving action more often. Around 70 crew members across the vessels will be engaged via Signol’s web app and communication service to act on fuel-saving opportunities more often.

By focusing on how crew behaviour affects fuel consumption, Christiania plans to further develop its decarbonisation strategy, which has already included simulations, monitoring tools and AI-powered propulsion.

“We are very pleased to announce the rollout of Signol’s innovative service across our entire 18 vessel fleet,” said Christiania’s CEO, Fridtjof Eitzen.

“Signol has worked with several highly reputable shipping companies and achieved significant reductions in vessel emissions, without the need for capital investment.”

Signol and Christiania have identified three operational processes where crew members have untapped opportunities to save fuel – engine maintenance, vessel trim, and efficient use of auxiliary engines to meet energy demand on board.

StormGeo will provide access to vessel data via its API and fleet performance management system, the first time Signol has used StormGeo data to build out its behaviour change service for a client.

“We’re delighted that Christiania has demonstrated its commitment to decarbonisation and confidence in Signol’s capabilities by deploying the behaviour-focused service to its entire fleet,” said Harriet Johnson, Head of Maritime at Signol.

“The maritime industry is increasingly looking at how operational efficiency can reduce its environmental impact, and Signol’s partnership with Christiania will add further proof points for why the power of crews shouldn’t be overlooked.”

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