Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract with container vessel operator MSC for digitalising MSC’s entire fleet, including delivery of Kongsberg Digital´s data infrastructure service Vessel Insight and Kongsberg Digital´s Vessel Performance application on the entire MCS owned fleet, consisting of about 500 vessels, plus options.
MSC expects the enhanced digitalisation to achieve more transparency and improved utilisation of data.
Hege Skryseth, president, Kongsberg Digital, said: “We are very proud to announce this contract with MSC. As the world’s largest shipping container line, MSC is playing a key role in facilitating trade all over the globe, but also in setting the standard in making the industry more sustainable through digitalization. With Vessel Insight, MSC can contextualise data created by their vessels through our vessel-to-cloud infrastructure and use this to reduce emissions and optimise their entire fleet of container ships. Building on an already existing strong relationship with Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg Digital will continue to build products in cooperation with MSC”.
Collecting and contextualising quality data through applications from the Kognifai Marketplace provides a starting point to reduce fuel and optimise voyage to reduce emissions to air, automate reporting processes enabling correct and efficient reporting, and increase safety and crew welfare through stable connectivity.
Gianluigi De Maio, SVP, Manager Fleet-Network-Terminal Efficiency, MSC, said: “This is a very important contract for MSC as making our fleet more sustainable is one of our top priorities. With Kongsberg Digital and the Vessel Insight data infrastructure we will be able to optimize our vessel operations to become more effective, sustainable, and safer. The maritime industry is facing strict regulatory requirements to cut emissions and become more sustainable, and we are therefore very pleased and proud to have secured this contract. This is an important step on the way towards a greener operation.”
Skryseth concluded: “This is solid proof that Kongsberg Digital´s technology, expertise and service are in demand and leading in this market, and we are very pleased that MSC are taking a big leap forward on their digitalization journey. There are still vast steps to be taken in the maritime sector, and digitalization is key to making shipping safer, greener, and more sustainable. Being chosen by the world´s largest container shipping line is an honour for Kongsberg Digital, but also, this sends crucial signals to the whole business – this is the way forward for a greener maritime industry.”
In addition to connecting to Vessel Insight and access to its related applications, Kongsberg Digital will provide close follow-up to MSC, an important part of the service offered to customers to ensure maximum benefits of digitalisation and a smooth transition.