Shipping Efficiency’s BetterFleet initiative spotlights how efficiently ships are operated with a free-to-access ship operational efficiency portal on ShippingEfficiency.org, which compares a ship’s operation over the past year against its peers.
The shipping industry is under increasing international pressure to reduce its environmental impact. Although the more efficient design of new ships is regulated, the majority of ships currently trading internationally are not subject to any greenhouse gas emission regulations. The lack of transparent data makes emissions reduction a complex challenge.
The BetterFleet portal on ShippingEfficiency.org will allow any registered user to see the path and performance of a specific vessel over a 12-month period. The portal currently includes a large portion of the tanker, bulk carrier, and container ship fleets, and more vessel types and sizes will be added over time.
BetterFleet was launched in November 2016, at the World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Ocean Summit, by Carbon War Room, exactEarth, and University Maritime Advisory Service.
Free operational efficiency tool launched on ShippingEfficiency.org—Carbon War Room
Free operational efficiency tool launched on ShippingEfficiency.org—American Journal of Transportation
Arronnax: A vessel performance comparison tool freely available for all—Lloyd's List
BetterFleet portal reduces maritime costs—Freight Week