Anglo-Eastern has more than 500 ships in Wärtsilä’s FOS platform

Wärtsilä Voyage, part of Finnish technology group Wärtsilä, and Hong Kong-based ship manager Anglo-Eastern have shared a significant milestone in their joint project to improve safety and environmental sustainability at sea.

Courtesy of Wärtsilä
Courtesy of Wärtsilä

As of April 2022, more than 500 vessels in Anglo-Eastern’s fleet have been fitted with Wärtsilä Voyage’s Fleet Optimisation Solutions (FOS), a decision support software platform for voyage planning, charter-party compliance, fuel efficiency, and fleet performance management.

“By working in close cooperation, Anglo-Eastern and Wärtsilä have been able to create a valuable and much needed software solution that greatly benefits merchant fleet operations. With our input incorporated in product development, the result is a … holistic solution that helps us with every aspect of fleet management,” Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director of Group QHSE and Training, Anglo-Eastern, commented.

Wärtsilä Voyage’s FOS is a shared digital platform that helps to monitor, manage and optimise everyday processes on board and onshore. By combining cloud-based analytics and artificial intelligence, FOS reduces workload and provides all stakeholders with a clear overview of their fleet’s performance.

“One of the key advantages of our FOS platform is that it’s flexible and scalable, remaining responsive to the maturity of each shipping company’s own digital journey. We believe in digitalisation as the path towards decarbonisation, and that means delivering a solution that can future-proof a fleet and optimise not just the ‘right now’, but also the long-term,” Sean Fernback, President, Wärtsilä Voyage, and Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä, said.

“Passing the 500 installations milestone with Anglo-Eastern is an important step in the mission of both companies to drive sustainability through cutting-edge technology. We look forward to continuing to steer industry transformation in collaboration with Anglo-Eastern.”

Anglo-Eastern provides independent ship management services and has 650 vessels under full technical management, over 250 under crew management, and a technical services division that has overseen more than 450 newbuildings and conversions.

The original order for the FOS deliveries was placed in October 2019 and was reported to be the maritime industry’s largest software contract ever at the time.