If you’re a fleet operator you’ll know that understanding fuel consumption as a variable cost in voyage planning and execution is a vital part of running a profitable business.
Put simply, if you can ensure your vessels are running at the correct speed for any given part of a voyage you’ll reduce your fuel costs and maximize profitability. Plus when you’re using less fuel you’re reducing emissions and minimizing engine wear too.
It’s a win-win.
Optimizing throttle position and shaft power can make a significant contribution to fuel savings. Fueltrax features a range of optimization tools that provide data-driven, real time advice to the bridge team to help them achieve the best speed and best engine use for a given situation.
This not only delivers measurable efficiency gains but also involves the captain and bridge team in the process, allowing ‘fuel-efficient’ behavior to be rewarded to improve crew morale and increase retention.