• 2019 October 23 15:37

    Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect team up with the NOx Fund to build digital emissions infrastructure

    The data analytics duo Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect are partnering with the Norwegian NOx Fund to develop a data-driven digital solution for automated NOx emissions reporting. Solstad Offshore and ferry operator Fjord1 will participate in the pilot phase of the project,

    The Norwegian NOx Fund records NOx emissions from all vessels operating in Norwegian waters and collects a fee for emissions per vessel. Calculating and reporting emissions has historically been a manual chore for shipowners, leaving a relatively large margin for error, and adding to the workload of crew and onshore staff.

    The new solution,  NOxDigital, will provide a digital infrastructure for emissions reporting based on the Yxney Maress software for monitoring fleet energy consumption and Grieg Connect’s platform for high-res position data and geofencing technology. The solution automatically detects whether a vessel is operating in taxable waters. Data on energy usage and AIS data will complete the picture, displayed on a unique digital dashboard for each user.

    “With full control over fuel consumption, location, and vessel activity, we can provide a much more accurate emissions picture than with manual estimations,” says Svein Erik Isaksen, HSEQ Environmental Engineer in Solstad Offshore. “And since all the data is digitalized, reporting can be automated, which in turn will lead to higher quality and more consistency in the emission reporting.”

    “The new system will also serve as a facilitating tool for helping to further reduce emissions,” says Erik Aadland in Grieg Connect. “With this platform, we are now building scalable international maritime technology that supports a sustainable future for the shipping industry.”

    “It is exciting to work with two such competent partners in the maritime-tech industry,” says Rouzbeh Rasai in the NOx Fund. “Combining sustainability and digitalization like this, creates innovative data-driven solutions, and simplifies daily work for the enterprises.”

    “The diverse constellation of stakeholders involved in the partnership is a potent showcase of how the Norwegian maritime industry is innovating through collaboration to generate solutions for the future of shipping,” says Yxney CEO and co-founder Gjord Simen Sanna. “The NOx Fund is in itself an innovative Norwegian construction for market self-regulation. Combining this with the deep maritime knowledge built through the 135-year Grieg history, the data-driven sustainability focus of Yxney, and the operational excellence of segment leaders Solstad and Fjord1, makes for a partnership with unique capabilities.”

    The collaboration has received support from Innovation Norway through their Environmental Technology Program. The solution will be first rolled out to the offshore and ferry segment spring 2020, with other segments to follow suit. The next step will be to make the system available for other jurisdictions, such as regional emission regulated zones and Emission Control Areas (ECAs) around the world.

    The NOx Fund is a cooperative effort where participating enterprises pay in accordance to quantity of emission and may apply for financial support for NOx reducing measures. The fund's primary objective is to reduce NOx emissions. Funded in 2008 when 14 business organizations and the Ministry of Climate and Environment signed an Environmental Agreement on NOx. Since its inception the Fund has reduced over 35,000 tons of NOx and paid over NOK 4 billion in NOx-reducing measures spread across approximately 1000 projects.

    Yxney Maritime provides data-driven solutions for a more sustainable maritime industry. Develops the Maress software, the digital management toolkit for energy efficiency offshore, used by more than 200 advanced offshore vessels.

    Grieg Connect is a fast-growing software company with more than 60 ports and terminals as clients, and 80% of ferries and high-speed vessels operating in Norway. The company is presently expanding internationally. Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, all business areas in the Grieg Group are committed to create global solutions that will secure a sustainable future.

    Solstad Offshore has more than 50 years of experience, and with 137 advanced vessels it is one of the leading providers of specialized offshore tonnage to the international energy industry.

    Fjord1 aims to be the safest and most attractive provider of environmentally friendly and reliable transport for customers, clients and partners. Fjord1 is a leading player in the Norwegian ferry market with more than 70 ferries, with operations also in passenger-boat services, catering and tourism.


2019 November 20

12:57 RS takes part in Transport of Russia 2019
12:02 The world’s largest wind turbine tested on Maasvlakte
11:44 WMU signs MoU with International Maritime Academy, Lebanon
11:23 Tariffs for LNG services provided by KN approved for 2020
11:02 Bureau Veritas certifies Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm
10:28 Hydraulic engineering structures of Volga-Don Canal underwent reconstruction
10:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 20
10:05 Bunker prices are stable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:02 Yang Ming to launch new Southeast Asia Services
09:46 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.11% to $60.84, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.04% to $55.37
09:41 Foreship launches Hamburg business to grow in Germany
09:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,304 points
09:14 CMA CGM reviewes Low Sulphur Surcharge for RoRo Med Lines

2019 November 19

18:03 Port of Piraeus throughput reaches 5 million TEU this year
17:50 BPO joins the “More EU budget for transport” coalition
17:22 Throughput of Russia’s seaports expected to grow by 3% to 850 million tonnes in 2019
17:03 Expro awarded contract extension with INPEX, offshore Australia
16:45 Gasum expands their maritime fuel supply by new Swedegas’ facility in the port of Gothenburg
16:24 IMO helps train future leaders in maritime policy
16:03 CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101 extends charter contract with client for works in Angola
15:03 MSC appoints Soren Toft as CEO for container shipping & logistics
14:21 Shipment of half a billionth tonne of coal from Vostochny Port kicked off by Sergey Ivanov and Yevgeny Ditrikh
14:02 ICTSI proposal to develop Iloilo ports complete
13:23 Med Marine orders MAN 175D for Svitzer ice-breaking tugs
13:00 Havyard Ship Technology AS announces new general manager
12:38 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:02 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes floating storytelling museum
11:44 Registration for the 16th International Transport Forum YugTrans 2020 is open
11:37 Port of Southampton investing in quayside to continue welcoming largest ships
10:59 Navigation season of 2019 closed in Baikal-Angara Basin of Russia’s IWW
10:31 EEC postponed consideration of amendments into Technical Regulation of the Customs Union in the part of sulphur content in bunker
10:05 Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö sign collaborative agreement on sustainability, environment
10:03 Multipurpose Reloading Complex spent over RUB 1 million under its social programme in 9M’19
09:40 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.14% to $62.35, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.21% to $57.02
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,338 points
09:22 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 19
09:08 Nexans secures a 5-year contract extension with Chantiers de l’Atlantique to supply cables and services
08:12 Shell Marine secures contract for Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers

2019 November 18

18:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to ISC
18:07 2020 Bulkers extends time charters for Bulk Santiago and Bulk Seoul
17:54 Rosmorport supports 3rd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress as its General Sponsor
17:35 Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Brittany Ferries reach agreement to acquire Condor Ferries from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
17:21 Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Murmansk to host PORA discussion “Development of Water Transport Infrastructure in the Arctic” on Nov'26
17:05 ​Shearwater GeoServices awarded largest-ever 4D campaign in the Asia Pacific region by Woodside
16:35 HYUNDAI Merchant Marine joins “Getting to Zero Coalition”
16:20 Gazprom Neft reports 4.1-pct growth of bunker fuel production to 2.04 million tonnes in 9M’19
16:05 Essar Ports completes work on the Hazira-based Passenger Ferry Terminal
15:41 Epic Gas completes acquisition of 11,000 CBM Epic Sicily
15:37 Gazprom Neft increases net profit by 7% in 9M 2019
15:02 Port of Gdynia prepares to develop acquired land at Węgierskie Quay
14:39 Training for African women working in SAR operations held at Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Morocco
14:15 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
13:36 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg allocated RUB 10.4 million under its 9M’2019 social and environmental programmes
13:15 MacGregor secures complete piggy-back hatch cover order from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
12:53 Vympel Shipyard delivers Grachonok-class special purpose boat to Federal National Guard Troops Service
12:32 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 8,159 in RF spot market
12:09 Kim Heng signs MoU with subsea cable installer for offshore windfarm cable-laying projects in Taiwan
11:51 New national port operator WT Terminal established in the Freeport of Riga
11:09 Stena Line takes delivery of new ferry Stena Estrid
10:54 Series of eighth dry cargo carriers of Project RSD32M completed with delivery of Anatoly Nikolayev