Starlink proves transformative in improving connectivity and crew wellbeing.
“Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop anew where few have dared to go.” In this vein, here are some of the latest innovations we have been trialling or adopted on board our managed vessels to foster continuous improvement.
As progress marches forwards, the maritime industry has committed itself towards creating a more sustainable future through new innovations and advancements. But even in this modern era of shipping, history repeats itself to some degree. In order to boost efficiency and help reach the climate goals set for the industry, some have turned to the past for inspiration.
Anglo-Eastern is in pole position to drive this major transformation across our managed fleet, with our first formal installations of Starlink’s maritime broadband service celebrated in March. Part of a preliminary order, the initial lucky dozen comprised vessels of various ship types and trading patterns in order to trial the service across a number of scenarios before broader roll-out in the months ahead.
As has been said, “innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop anew where few have dared to go”. In that vein, here are some of the latest innovations in use across our managed fleet as part of our push to trial new technologies, foster innovative thinking, and drive continuous improvement.
Wärtsilä has delivered the CII Dashboard within its Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to 530 vessels in the Anglo-Eastern managed fleet. While FOS can be used to enhance operational activity, voyage efficiency, and overall fleet performance, the CII Dashboard supports data-based decisions specifically about carbon intensity.
With climate change at the top of many agendas, renewable energy projects like offshore wind farms have taken flight, and with that the demand for heavy transport vessels to support their construction, as previously noted.
Leading innovation implies proactively turning ideas into innovations, rather than simply letting it happen organically, which does not always breed success. And just like any other type of management, it requires a systematic approach and a continuous process of review, trial and error.
The shipping industry is undergoing a technological revolution like no other. This age-old industry, which until the last decade was hesitant to modernise, is now embracing change and transformation at an unprecedented rate and scale, with the need for greater efficiencies, safety, and emissions reductions driving innovation.
On 10 August 2022, Anglo-Eastern Tanker Management (AETM) Hong Kong took delivery of the 109,999-dwt MT Proteus Jessica, the first LNG dual-fuel oil product tanker under our full technical management.