Data-driven decarbonisation in maritime operations

VPS

Designing a dynamic emission tracking software

Leading maritime fuels and decarbonisation service provider VPS develops applications that help shipowners and energy companies work toward emissions transparency. In developing their new planning tool, Core, EGGS has ensured excellent usability for professionals and effective data visualisation to make emission goals actionable and facilitating compliance with future sustainability requirements.

Data-driven decarbonisation

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) set a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy in 2018. Part of this entailed reducing carbon intensity by 40% by 2030 by having a mandatory package of energy efficiency measures for ships. VPS´ digital applications enable their customers to harness the power of their existing onboard data to help support the IMO’s decarbonisation goals with full emissions transparency. Essentially, it is a planning tool for making emission reduction goals actionable.

“Emission reduction is about to become an important business differentiator. EGGS has helped us design Core so that it meets the needs of a range of stakeholders in the maritime value chain working hard to reduce their company's emissions footprint.”
Sindre Bornstein, CCO, VPS Decarbonisation

EGGS has contributed with digital design (UI and UX), user insights, onboarding flow as well as frontend coding of VPS´ planning tool Core. Visualizing the simulations of the impact of actions to reduce emissions makes it easier for shipowners to make informed and effective decisions. We built the solution from scratch, using Next.js JavaScript framework.

Using a self-serve approach

Core allows simulations of results from adjustments and changes to, for example, fuel usage, routes, speed, propellers, and technology implementation. In close collaboration with VPS, EGGS have built the front-end from scratch. By designing an efficient onboarding flow and intuitive interface, we have ensured a good user experience. The self-serve approach, where users easily and intuitively can figure out how to use the tool, is challenging to create in complex systems for professional users, but the time and resources it saves are extremely valuable.

From vulnerable manual systems to digitalisation

Much of the current planning of actions for emissions reduction is done manually in spreadsheets. The information is, therefore, often only understood and shared by a few people, which makes the work laborious and dependent on these individuals. The planning process becomes more efficient by creating a digital tool that requires very little training before it can be used.

VPS launched Core early September, and within one month three leading vessel owners with a joint vessel count of 150 vessels have decided to sign up to the system. These early users will be instrumental in providing their input to ensure that Core meets the market requirements.

By inserting information about possible actions to be taken, the ship or cargo owner can see how the carbon emission graph changes in the Core tool. The goal is to reach a coreScore of 100 (zero emissions) by 2030. The scale goes from 0-100, where 100 is the best possible score.

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Torstein Raabye Haugen

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Torstein Raabye Haugen
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Ellen Lidgren

You should talk to Director of EGGS Oslo
Ellen Lidgren
+47 415 20 326
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