Maersk Tankers’ Digital Venture Opens New Office

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  • Maritime technology company ZeroNorth has announced it has opened a new office in Piraeus, Greece.
  • ZeroNorth Greece will provide a direct link to one of shipping’s most important regions, enabling greater engagement with Greek tramp shipping operators.

Danish maritime technology firm ZeroNorth, a spin-off from Maersk Tankers, has opened a new office in Greece to further support shipowners in maritime digitalization and decarbonisation, reports Seatrade Maritime News.

Expansion to organize digitalization objectives

Maersk Tankers’ digital spin-off ZeroNorth says the new office is an ‘important expansion’ for the company and signifies the role of Greek shipping – ‘one of shipping’s most important regions’ – to the organization’s digitalization objectives and commercial strategy.

The move is expected to enable greater engagement with Greek tramp shipping operators and allow them to have first-hand experience with ZeroNorth’s vessel optimization software, Optimise.

The Piraeus office will be headed up by General Manager Panayotis Bachtis who, for much of his career, has been working closely with Greek shipping companies, providing solutions to optimise bunker procurement and mitigate the risk from oil price fluctuations.

Increased revenue, Reduced emissions

Søren Meyer, CEO, ZeroNorth, said: ‘At a time when more of shipping is embracing digitalization with increasing pace, we think it is important to support Greek owners and operators to optimize their operations and profitably decarbonise.’

Meyer continued: ‘This move means that we can work closely with Greek tramp shipping market leaders to explore how Optimise can generate increased revenue and reduced emissions. I am confident that Greece’s vibrant and close-knit maritime community will immediately understand our vision of digitalising shipping for the climate and join with us in our efforts to create more economically and environmentally sustainable operations.’

ZeroNorth was unveiled in January 2020. In June 2020, the company launched its Optimise software (formerly called SimBunker) to owners and operators.

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Source: Seatrade Maritime News

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