MSC expedites fleet digitalisation

MSC fleet digitisation

MSC has signed a contract to digitalise its entire fleet with Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight to speed transparency and sustainability in the industry.

The five year agreement includes delivery of Kongsberg Digital´s data infrastructure service Vessel Insight and Kongsberg Digital´s Vessel Performance application on the entirety of MSC’s owned fleet, consisting of approximately 500 vessels.

By using Kongsberg Digital´s vessel-to-cloud data infrastructure Vessel Insight, MSC will be able to achieve more transparency and improved utilisation of data according to its recent release.

“We are very proud to announce this contract with MSC,” said Hege Skryseth, President at Kongsberg Digital.

“As the world’s largest shipping container line, MSC is playing a key role in facilitating trade all over the globe, but also in setting the standard in making the industry more sustainable through digitalisation.”

With Vessel Insight, MSC can contextualise data created by its vessels and use this to reduce emissions and optimise their entire fleet of container ships, said Kongsberg.

“This is a very important contract for MSC as making our fleet more sustainable is one of our top priorities,” said Gianluigi De Maio, SVP, Manager of Fleet-Network-Terminal Efficiency, MSC.

“With Kongsberg Digital and the Vessel Insight data infrastructure we will be able to optimise our vessel operations to become more effective, sustainable, and safer.

The maritime industry is facing strict regulatory requirements to cut emissions and become more sustainable, and we are therefore very pleased and proud to have secured this contract.”

In addition to connecting to Vessel Insight and access to its related applications, Kongsberg Digital will provide close follow-up to MSC to ensure maximum benefits of digitalisation and a smooth transition.

MSC was crowned as one of the largest container carriers in the world, according to recent data from Alphaliner.

In the shipping analyst’s latest list of top shipping lines, MSC reached the top spot with a total capacity of 4,352,617 TEU across 665 ships. A further 102 vessels with the ability to carry 1,338,468 TEU are currently on order.

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