Zeronorth Automates e-BDN Data Flow Between Buyers & Suppliers

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  • ZeroNorth is launching a new service to enhance data integration between bunker suppliers and buyers using its eBDN (Electronic Bunker Delivery Note) solution.
  • The new solution works by transitioning eBDN data into procurement systems and facilitating automatic matching with corresponding supplier orders.

ZeroNorth has launched a platform to improve data integration between bunker suppliers and buyers through its eBDN solution.

Transitioning eBDN data into procurement systems

According to the company, this new platform automates the transition of eBDN data into procurement systems, enabling automatic matching with supplier orders and initiating payment processes without manual intervention. This advancement addresses the bunker market’s legacy manual processes that often result in data inaccuracies, leading to increased claims and costs.

By enhancing transparency and operational efficiency, the integration fosters stronger supplier relationships and ensures adherence to payment schedules,” says ZeroNorth.

The initial rollout of ZeroNorth’s eBDN solution has been implemented in Singapore, a leading bunkering hub. In 2023, Singapore accounted for nearly 23% of global marine fuel deliveries, with 44,746 bunker deliveries totaling 51.8 million mt out of approximately 225 million mt globally.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) plans to make eBDN mandatory in the second half of 2024. This adoption in Singapore is expected to lay the groundwork for the global expansion of the technology, significantly enhancing transparency across the bunker value chain.

Kenneth Juhls, Managing Director of ZeroNorth Bunker, emphasized the company’s commitment to leveraging technology to drive efficiency and sustainability in the maritime sector. He highlighted the eBDN dataflows as a pivotal advancement in bunker optimization and digitalization.

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Source: ZeroNorth