P&O Ferries and We4Sea team up for vessel performance monitoring
Ferry and logistics group P&O Ferries and data solutions provider We4Sea have signed a cooperation agreement to launch a vessel performance monitoring solution.
Under the agreement, the parties will roll out the We4Sea Digital Twin based solution over the P&O Ferries chartered fleet with the aim to reduce fuel consumption and emissions from ships.
We4Sea uses Digital Twin based analysis as part of its online software platform to provide ship charterers and ship owners with improved analysis tools.
The company developed a software module with a focus on charterers that do not have direct access to the vessel and do not have the option to install monitoring equipment.
As explained, P&O Ferries charters many of the vessels it operates and the proprietary Digital Twin technology will enable the building of a digital sister vessel with all relevant technical characteristics of the real vessel.
“This data is enriched with other data sources, such as data on vessel speed, draught, weather conditions, wave heights, currents, and wind. The Digital Twin is capable of transforming this big data pool into real-time actionable management information”, the developer said.
The technology does not require the installation of hardware on-board and is, therefore, suitable for charterers.
“Charterers like P&O Ferries can use a web-based platform to continuously monitor the fuel consumption and carbon emissions of their chartered vessels in real-time. The software solution supports full transparency as to the operations of ships and is used to optimize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions”, We4Sea concludes.