The push towards transparency, race for alternative bunker fuels and upcoming IMO 2030/2050 maritime regulations have resulted in classification society DNV and Singapore-based LNG bunker provider Pavilion Energy seeking solutions for shipowners.
Both have recognised the complexities of liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations concerning bunker delivery discrepancies, endless paperwork, and multiple stakeholder involvement.
With these in mind DNV and Pavilion Energy have joined forces to enhance FuelBoss, a fit-for- purpose LNG bunkering digital solution originally developed by DNV, for deployment in the Port of Singapore.
FuelBoss – initially focusing on LNG bunkering operations – aims to become the market leader in supporting end-to-end digital bunkering activities of all marine fuels.
Jon Anders Ryste and Martin Wold, Principal Consultants in DNV Maritime Advisory, explain why they think FuelBoss will become a game changer.
A rundown on FuelBoss
First launched as a pilot phase in May 2020, FuelBoss progressed to oversee commercial operations from early 2021 as a means to accelerate the uptake of LNG as a bunker fuel in shipping.
In short, the single platform enables shipowners and operators to:
- Order bunker volumes within term contracts in a standardised format;
- Track changes and monitor assets;
- Communicate through an integrated chat;
- Work jointly with the bunker asset on digital safety checklists;
- Sign and archive checklists; and
- Create and sign documents digitally, including the electronic bunker delivery notes (eBDNs) and other documentation.