Pole Star emission tool gets BV backing

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche

29 November 2018

Ship tracking specialist Pole Star has received IMO-DCS approval from Verifavia and Bureau Veritas for its Environmental Vessel Efficiency solution (EVE).

Aimed at ensuring compliance with the EU MRV and IMO DCS regulations which monitor ships CO2 emissions, EVE offers permits data-driven analysis needed to reduce fuel consumption and improve profit margins.

EVE provides crucial vessel and fuel performance data, assisting fleets in meeting operational KPIs, charter-party compliance, and optimisation, leading to the more efficient use of bunkers through lower comparable emissions. EVE’s primary goal is to semi-automate information coming from a ship to shore, facilitating traditional manual noon day reports, and digitising a ship’s report at source, building a ship database on the Pole Star platform. In time, this database will enable shipping companies to manage their vessels’ performance.

In pursuing our goal to make the maritime trade ecosystem safe and compliant, we intend to provide a single Pole Star Platform to enable customers to view their fleets and monitor compliance. As we move along our product roadmap using our API technology, we intend to make this data available to the customer so that they can manage the data from their vessel as they wish.

"Pole Star is extremely pleased to obtain IMO-DCS approval from Verifavia and Bureau Veritas. We have been serving the shipping & offshore sector for 20 years and have become a trusted party to our list of over 1200 clients in our role as the self-proclaimed digital eyes and ears of the sea. As such, we understand the commercial pressures that regulatory enforcement brings. Our technology has always connected the ship to the shore, so with the emergence of both the EU MRV and IMO DCS regulations, it became an obvious extension for us to develop a cost-effective solution for our clients’ environmental compliance needs”, said Julian Longson, managing director of Pole Star.