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February 3, 2021

ABS introduces smart solution for sustainable naval operations

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has introduced a comprehensive digital sustainability solution, named Environmental Monitor, to help shipowners accomplish their sustainability goals.

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has introduced a comprehensive digital sustainability solution, named Environmental Monitor, to help shipowners accomplish their sustainability goals.

The company said that the new technology will be an essential part of its My Digital Fleet risk management platform.

ABS Environmental Monitor will leverage numerous data sources such as waste stream, operations, vessel routing and emissions data for transparent reporting.

ABS digital solutions senior vice-president Kash Mahmood said: “ABS is a leader in both maritime sustainability and in the application of digital technologies for enhanced asset management. ABS Environmental Monitor brings these together to provide unprecedented levels of insight into the sustainability performance of an individual vessel or fleet.

“ABS is uniquely well placed to offer this service to shipowners in need of practical solutions for meeting their sustainability targets and developing a detailed understanding of their environmental performance.”

ABS global sustainability director Georgios Plevrakis said: “Meeting IMO sustainability objectives is a significant challenge and ABS is committed to supporting the industry on this journey. ABS Environmental Monitor is the latest example of how we are applying digital technologies to assist operators in understanding how their assets may be affected by the rapidly evolving landscape of global environmental regulation.

“A comprehensive solution to monitor sustainability-related key performance indicators, ABS Environmental Monitor can help operators make data-informed decisions in light of these new, complex reporting schemes.”

The new technology will observe and track the entire fleet or vessel-specific environmental classifications such as emissions, waste, garbage, and consumables data.

ABS Environmental Monitor will keep a record of the emissions produced by the vessel, including the carbon intensity, emissions per transport, emissions per distance, and more.

The monitor will calculate according to the Environmental Ship Index and Poseidon Principles.

Furthermore, the digital solution will track key performance indicators (KPIs) on waste, garbage and consumables metrics, assess historical voyage data, and view scrubber system performance based on exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) reporting.

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