ABB unveils digital solution to optimise ship performance


ABB has deployed a new online platform using cloud-based analytics and data visualisation to optimise ship performance.

‘ABB Ability Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory’ is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS), which can collect data from a wide variety of vessel systems.

The solution provides a complete overview of all data collected from shipboard systems, making it possible to compare a ship’s operational performance with another vessel, with ships built to the same specifications, or the entire fleet.

The platform draws on system data points on navigation, propulsion, fuel consumption, loading conditions, weather and speed logs.

Based on that, it delivers an integrated evaluation of a ship’s fuel, energy and emissions efficiency, its operational availability, technical condition and safety, and compares results to fleet performance.

ABB Ability Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory can combine any data retrieval solution to support analytics, reporting and display.

The user can access operational performance information by signing into the Marine Fleet Portal.

Based on Microsoft Azure and integrated Power Business Intelligence (BI) business analytics from Microsoft, the portal offers interactive visualisations and BI capabilities with an intuitive interface that allows end users to create customisable reports and dashboards.

Jyri Jusslin, Senior Vice President Service, ABB Marine & Ports, commented, “Better data is a basis for the better insights which empower better decisions. Better decisions bring greater efficiency and more sustainable operations. We are proud to offer the ABB Ability Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory as a single platform featuring uniform reporting for customers seeking a robust analytics service capable of fleet-wide data collection.

“Verifiable emissions data also offer transparency on energy use on board for compliance with tightening greenhouse gas regulations.

“Putting operational vessel data in the context of smart KPI dashboards and reporting functions brings valuable insights to optimize vessel maintenance scheduling,” Jusslin said.

The solution is also available for a broad range of onshore stakeholders.

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