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GTT Inside, the GTT newsletter

GTT Inside #16 - December 2019

 

Message from Anouar Kiassi, Chief Digital & Information Officer, GTT

AKI"As vessel design and propulsion technologies are evolving rapidly to in­crease efficiency and to comply with the demanding environmental regula­tions, digitalisation has proven itself decisive revolutionising the shipping in­dustry and improving the overall environmental and economic performance.

To be effective, the digital transformation must be seen as a continuum: from the ship to the shore and from the sensors to the cloud. Digital tools must leverage maritime knowledge, recognised experience and ground expertise to deliver value to the users.

When it comes to emissions reduction, LNG as fuel is an effective solution to meet IMO 2020 environmental targets. Through specific digital solutions, GTT and Ascenz* aim to support the adoption of this cleaner fuel and facilitate the transition within the maritime industry.

GTT’s commitment to become a global partner in the digital transition of the maritime stakehol­ders goes hand in hand with an increasing investment in research and digital innovation.

The articles presented in GTT Inside’s issue are based on our experience, publications and contributions to multiple conferences."

(*) In 2018, GTT acquired Ascenz, a Singapore-based maritime digitalization company.

 
DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR LNG AS FUEL (LFS)

LNG is a clean and competitive fuel already chosen by major industry players, who have launched significant newbuild projects for LNG-fuelled vessels. These vessels can be carefully monitored to ensure a successful transition in an optimised manner, while taking into account the specific properties of LNG.

The digital solution Shipulse LFS is combining GTT’s expertise in LNG with Ascenz’s know-how on smart shipping solutions. The ambition is to support on-board and on-shore teams to ease operation of the fuel tank by gaining awareness from advanced LNG modeling capabilities.

 

RELIABLE BUNKERING PRACTICES ENHANCED BY NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Fuel costs make up to 30% - 70% of the overall ship operating costs, depending on the ship type. Hence, it is important to accurately quantify the amount of bunker fuel used on the vessel using the Coriolis Mass Flow Metering (MFM) system.