KOTC Improves Fleet Performance with ECO Insight
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has implemented DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management solution across its entire fleet of 28 tankers.
“We have started the fleet performance project with the DNV GL ECO Insight team in summer 2017,” says Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO Fleet Operations of KOTC, “and we already see measurable improvements in operating the fleet. In addition to this and in order to implement the idea of energy efficiency among the whole KOTC organization, we implemented an Energy Efficiency Management System according to ISO 50001 which has been recently certified by DNV GL.”
“Improving fleet performance is on top of many quality shipping companies’ agenda today,” comments Dr. Torsten Büssow, DNV GL’s Head of Fleet Performance Management. “KOTC is known in the market for their superior fleet operations, and we are happy to support such an advanced company like KOTC to excel even further in achieving savings and operational improvements.”
DNV GL’s performance management portal ECO Insight provides a comprehensive and easily accessible way to manage the performance of a fleet, including voyage, hull and propeller, engine and systems performance. It enriches customers’ own fleet reports with industry data, such as Automatic Identification System (AIS), weather, or fuel, and provides unique benchmarking capabilities. Advanced engineering methods, for example hull fouling prediction based on CFD, are also packaged into the portal.
Since its launch early 2015, ECO Insight became the largest performance solution in shipping with more than 1,900 vessels under operation.
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