Bearing, a leader in AI-powered sustainable shipping, and maritime software provider Veson Nautical (Veson) have announced a new strategic product partnership to synchronize data for voyage analysis and quick, accurate modelling of Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) ratings.
The two companies will securely integrate the Veson IMOS Platform (VIP) with Bearing’s CII optimisation and performance analysis solutions. Mutual clients who subscribe to the integration will be able to securely share relevant voyage data from the Veson IMOS Platform with the Bearing platform, cutting out manual data entry and helping ensure data used to model a voyage is up to date.
By leveraging voyage and supporting reference data from VIP, Bearing’s CII Optimizer can instantly predict vessels’ CII ratings, identify potential problems, and offer solutions to improve performance. Natively integrating this data into the voyage optimisation process within VIP provides mutual clients with access to accurate CII predictions for a vessel within the context of the voyage and broader strategic operations.
The addition of Bearing to the Veson Partner Network is a step forward in aiding clients to track emissions data in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Eric Christofferson, Chief Product Officer at Veson Nautical, said: “Optimising a voyage involves several inputs and assumptions. Currently, planning and recording a voyage in a system like VIP provides a user with a number of modelled outcomes from a commercial perspective. When you bring a separate optimisation system into the mix, things can get time-consuming and error-prone.
“Additionally, upcoming regulations are putting a lot of pressure on the industry to maintain compliance and enhance efficiencies of global supply chains. This integration with Bearing is one of the exciting steps that we are taking to support our clients with the technology they need to navigate these changes.”
Bearing’s AI platform analyses vast quantities of information about the global shipping fleet, estimating fuel consumption, speed, and other aspects of vessel performance. Bearing’s CII Optimizer uses Bearing’s robust learning models, ECDIS-verified routing engine and historical weather database to forecast CII scores and recommend potential changes, such as vessel speed, fuel type, sailing schedule and underwater cleaning.
In blind tests with global shipping companies, Bearing’s data-centric AI-based approach delivered vastly more accurate predictions than physics-based models, which struggle to account for the multitude of variables that influence voyages at sea, including wind direction, biofouling, currents, and waves.
Dylan Keil, Co-Founder and CEO at Bearing, said: “With new CII regulations going into effect next year, ship owners and operators need to understand how their fleet will perform — where they’re at risk and what that means for their bottom line. Existing tools simply aren’t up to the task. But with Bearing’s AI-powered technology, now also fuelled by data from the industry-leading Veson IMOS platform, companies can get the intelligence they need to make decisions that are better for both their business and the environment.”