The MAESTRO engine developed by Singapore-based maritime solutions company Claritecs is steadily linking bunkering and shipping operations for “true digital transformation”, according to its Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer.
Marianne Choo was delivering a presentation at the Digital Ship organized Reducing Cost in Bunkering Through Digital Technology and Collaboration webinar on Wednesday (14 April) where she shared that they were expanding their operational scheduling platform BunkerMAESTRO to bridge data and information exchange in maritime and port operations.
“We focus on shipping operations and commercial management. Our digital solutions aim to connect various players in the supply chain to bring about clarity, transparency, and automation of work processes,” she told audience during the start of her presentation.
According to Choo, Claritecs is in the process of developing a proof-of-concept ship agency module for bunkering on behalf of a world-class shipping services company.
Her company has also secured firm agreements to develop lighter boat scheduling for ship supplies and lubricant deliveries.
It will soon partner with another firm to provide end-to-end digitalised documentation to support bunker loading and delivery operations, and is in talks with a marine fuel quality expert to integrate bunker quality data into the BunkerMAESTRO platform.
The various developments will allow Claritecs to “seamlessly” link a suite of data driven applications to its established BunkerMAESTRO platform, she adds.
Claritecs’ algorithm-based BunkerMAESTRO platform allows bunkering firms to potentially increase the turn rate, along with efficiency and revenue of each bunker tanker by starting with the reduction of manual, repetitive and time-consuming scheduling.
The specialised ‘Auto Schedule’ feature considers a multitude of permutations to select the most viable bunker tanker for the delivery and reduces the need for excessive buffer time between bunkering jobs as a safeguard for uncommunicated delays – thereby helping operators optimize their fleet deployment.
“With BunkerMaestro, bunker operators can be empowered with data for analysis and decision making,” states Choo.
“Our target is to reduce the total port stay of receiving vessels with just-in-time deliveries, be it bunker, lubes, ships supplies, or other maritime services. It is the first iteration of our goal to build a Master Scheduler.
“If we are able to just save two hours for every vessel entering Singapore by using BunkerMAESTRO, we estimate we can potentially reduce 350,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions at our port per year.”
She informs that one in eight bunker tankers have currently signed up with BunkerMAESTRO; the company expects to include a further 30% of Singapore’s bunker tanker population of approximately 210 vessels under the platform by year end.
The company has also developed Auto-Profiling, an analysis tool for diagnostics of mass flow meter data which is able to detect anomalies of bunker fuel delivery operations in minutes, to support BunkerMAESTRO while acting as a data feed for the issuance of electronic Bunker Delivery Notes.
“Our approach to integrate and unify data across various modules of our system will help achieve true digital transformation for Singapore’s maritime industry,” she concludes.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a demo and further information. Claritecs will have a virtual and physical exhibition booth at the Singapore Maritime and Technology Conference and Exhibition, from 19 to 22 April 2021.
Photo credit: Claritecs
Published: 19 April, 2021
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