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BunkerMetric and Veson Nautical Collaborate to Drive Bunker Optimization

BunkerMetric’s bunker procurement optimization tool, BunkerPlanner, is now natively integrated with The Veson IMOS Platform (VIP)

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About BunkerMetric

Scandinavian software company BunkerMetric was founded in 2017 and is a leading global provider of bunker planning and optimization solutions for shipowners and charterers. Its cornerstone product, BunkerPlanner, helps vessel operators around the world reduce bunker costs and improve decision transparency across bunkering, chartering and vessel operations desks. The application helps ensure regulatory compliance and dramatically improves financial results, creating impact where it really matters – at the bottom line of each voyage.

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About Veson Nautical

Founded to transform the way the maritime world makes decisions, Veson is the global market leader in developing, implementing, and supporting the solutions that propel maritime commerce. Driven by a commitment to continual innovation, a spirit of collaboration, and an enduring focus on client success, Veson is a trusted partner to maritime operations as they navigate evolving business realities and new possibilities in a digital age.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK AND BOSTON, MA, USA – 7 SEPTEMBER 2021 – BunkerMetric, a Scandinavian software company bringing the power of advanced digital technologies to the marine bunkering segment, has joined the Veson Partner Network as an official Platform Partner. This strategic partnership will see BunkerMetric’s bunker procurement optimization tool, BunkerPlanner, natively integrated with the maritime world’s leading commercial software platform, the Veson IMOS Platform (VIP), to empower mutual clients with the data-driven insights and connectivity they need to optimize their bunkering decisions.

The turnkey integration will help streamline and improve the complex, often fragmented workflows involved with bunker procurement planning, enabling more optimal bunker decisions that save time, money, and resources.

For those joint clients that choose to take advantage of the turnkey integration, relevant voyage itinerary and activity reporting data from VIP can be imported directly into BunkerPlanner, which can then perform analyses within the context of a voyage’s commercial, regulatory, and operational obligations to help improve voyage yields through bunker optimization. BunkerPlanner does this by combining data such as charterparty agreements, vessel specifics, positions, routes, ETA, tank capacity, bunker prices, port details, and sailing distances to make recommendations for the optimal fuel quantity, ideal ports, dates, and type of fuel to lift at each location.

Direct and secure integration between BunkerPlanner and VIP saves teams time spent coordinating voyage decisions between Chartering, Operations, and Bunker Procurement, helping teams work together more efficiently and prevent costly errors and misunderstandings.

Further, the integration helps provide greater transparency into the environmental impact of bunkering decisions so that organizations can stay up to date with reporting requirements that evolving regulations require. An embedded Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) calculator within BunkerPlanner helps operators understand consumption effects to not only increase voyage profitability, but also cut down on emissions and improve the fleet’s performance.

Kris Kosmala, Chief Commercial Officer, BunkerMetric, said: “We are very pleased to collaborate with Veson as a Platform Partner. BunkerPlanner and VIP can together streamline workflows and uncover impactful new efficiencies and cost savings for mutual clients.

Our use cases indicate that by optimizing the fuel procurement process, the potential operational savings for an organization can reach tens of thousands of dollars per voyage.”

With the ability to integrate commercial voyage plans in VIP with optimal bunkering plans generated by BunkerPlanner, clients can gain greater control over the proactive management of the largest cost component of every voyage: bunkers.

Graham Piasecki, Director of Commercial Strategy, Veson Nautical, said: “In an increasingly competitive market landscape, organizations need advanced planning optimization tools that integrate bunker-related information from within the company commercially operating the vessel as well as with external data sources. By working together with BunkerMetric on bunker optimization, we can put powerful tools into the hands of our clients that provide new transparency and insights into such a significantly strategic component of every voyage.”

Veson Nautical and BunkerMetric remain dedicated to helping you optimize your most complex and impactful voyage operations decisions and look forward to continued collaboration through this strategic product partnership.


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