ChartWorld and maritime technology company, ZeroNorth have entered into a Joint Solution Partner Agreement, the companies have announced today. Under this agreement, ChartWorld will license access to its route network, port database, and navigational safety systems, complementing ZeroNorth’s unique vessel optimisation platform.
Oliver Schwarz, ChartWorld’s Director of Business Development, said “ChartWorld focusses our process and system development on the shortest, safe and compliant route. This agreement is a good example of how our specialist data set can be combined with the information relating to vessel performance optimization. Because optimised vessel performance must, first and foremost, be safe. As the digitisation process makes its way through the shipping sector, we are seeing an increasing overlap between safety and performance requirements. Owners and operators want systems that are integrated, simple to use, and deliver quantifiable results. This is why agreements such as this are so effective from an operational point of view.”
A spin-off of Maersk Tankers, ZeroNorth is now an independent standalone tech start-up, with a single, clear mission: digitalise shipping for the climate. Speaking on the announcement, Søren Christian Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ZeroNorth, said, “Our mission is to help ship operators optimise voyages, maximise earnings, and cut CO2, all by turning data – lots of which they already hold – into actions. The addition of ChartWorld’s route network, port database, and navigational safety information helps us further expand our Optimise software platform, allowing us to generate even more robust insights. The addition of this data directly benefits our users and, therefore, the wider sustainability and profitability of our sector.”