eroNorth makes further advance in box sector with Unifeeder deal

July 24, 2022 GENERAL

Technology company and Maersk Tankers spin-off, ZeroNorth, is to provide 90 shortsea container vessels operated by Denmark’s Unifeeder AS with a range of digital optimisation systems. The software will raise efficiency in operations including voyage planning, weather routing, bunker and emissions management, and ultimately revenue yield.

The three-year deal includes access to the US-based digital bunker platform, ClearLynx, acquired by ZeroNorth in January. This enables scope for comprehensive optimisation in fuel, vessel, and voyage management.

ZeroNorth’s chief revenue officer, Jesper Bo Hansen, ex-head of Maersk Broker Advisory Service who joined ZeroNorth in February, commented: “In Unifeeder, we are gaining a partner that understands the urgency of the climate emergency and our mission to make global trade green, as well as the role that digital solutions can play to reduce the environmental impact of maritime operations whilst improving earnings.”

Commenting on behalf of Unifeeder, chief commercial officer, Martin Gaard, said: “After extensive market research, we found that ZeroNorth is ahead of others with regard to their sustainability features, especially CII analytics. By offering all operations optimisations in one platform, on a global, 24/7 basis and with full transparency over voyage planning, ZeroNorth is the right partner to support the progress of our sustainable shipping strategy, help improve earnings, reduce emissions, and drive success for our company in the future.”