ABB’s digital solution for shipping fleets helps to further reduce fuel costs and environmental footprint
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ABB’s digital solution for shipping fleets helps to further reduce fuel costs and environmental footprint

ABB has secured its first contract for ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for a fleet of 55 vessels with Hamburg, Germany-based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO).

CCPO offers high-quality service to its charter clients and professional ship management for 111 of owned and third-party ships. They were an early adopter of the smart engine performance diagnostics software, Tekomar XPERT, during its initial release in 2015.

The latest Tekomar XPERT for fleet web application was launched in June at the CIMAC Congress in Vancouver, Canada, and incorporates all standard features found in the original Tekomar XPERT application with the additional fleet functionality specifically developed to support management decisions. 

Tekomar XPERT for fleet features an easy-access web application interface, which provides accurate insight into engine performance from the fleet to vessel level through key performance indicators (KPIs) such as engine health, optimization potential and fleet performance benchmarking. These KPIs provide a helicopter view of engine performance across an entire fleet regardless of engine make, type, and age. Ships and fleets are listed according to current performance and provide the technical management with an immediate indication on their status. 

Poor performing vessels are less cost-effective and emit more pollutants into the atmosphere than necessary. Tekomar XPERT for fleet identifies the necessary adjustments required to reach optimum engine performance and efficiency at a fleet-wide level, creating both fuel and emissions savings. 

“We are always looking to adopt the latest technological advances to minimize our environmental footprint; this is a key driver for us when procuring services and products,” said Christoph Gessner, managing director, CCPO. “With Tekomar XPERT for fleet, through optimizing our engine health, we can minimize costs and environmental footprint, and in return we can pass on these benefits to our customers.”

Tekomar XPERT for fleet solution for CCPO was delivered in July 2019 and includes additional e-learning, fleet administration, and multiple access levels functionalities.

ABB, based in Baden, Switzerland, is a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform.

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