MC Shipping chooses eyeGauge to meet decarbonisation goals

MC Shipping chooses eyeGauge to meet decarbonisation goals

MC Shipping, Singapore has chosen to leverage data collection from French marine tech start-up eyeGauge to improve relationships with charterers and achieve decarbonisation goals. The shipping company will use eyeGauge to enhance transparency around bunker consumption, vessel performance and voyage data.

Shipowners require accurate and comprehensive data collected by the master and the officers on board to ensure their ships comply with the performance set out in the charter party agreement. However, quite often high quality and frequent data is lacking and unreliable. This can result in additional fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

eyeGauge aims to fix this problem by bringing greater transparency into industry players relationships.

“There are many technologies already available in our industry, but one of the challenges is the lack of harmonisation between shipowners and charterers, and in some cases shipowners are not incentivised to invest in new technologies,” said Ken Hasegawa, head of chartering and innovation, MC Shipping Singapore Branch.

“During our journey to achieve decarbonisation goals, first of all, we have to know the actual consumption data onboard. By utilising eyeGauge technology we can timely collect more precise data on bunker consumption and share the same with our charterers, which could potentially be the important first step to build such a harmonisation” he said.

“After being shortlisted by Rainmaking’s maritime decarbonisation program in Singapore, we were thrilled that MC Shipping selected our start-up for a pilot project. Thanks to our collaboration, we were able to achieve desired goals and improve the eyeGauge solution. Our team is very happy to announce that our work together will continue in the future, involving more vessels. We are working on new challenges and will bring more solutions such as vessel condition monitoring and fouling detection,” said Rodion Denisyuk, CEO and co-founder of eyeGauge.