ABS Digital Solutions unveils game-changing CII functionality at 22nd Annual Nautical Systems User Conference

Source: press release, 9 September 2022

ABS My Digital Fleet™ is the only customisable risk management platform that seamlessly integrates data to provide real-time insights for driving sustainable operations and reducing operational risks
ABS My Digital Fleet™ is the only customisable risk management platform that seamlessly integrates data to provide real-time insights for driving sustainable operations and reducing operational risks (illustration: ABS)

ABS Digital Solutions (ABS DS), an ABS affiliated company and frontrunner in the movement to decarbonise the maritime industry, recently hosted its 22nd Annual Nautical Systems User Conference (NSUC) with more than 70 users representing the leading operators in the maritime industry. The 3-day event included product experts from both Nautical Systems and ABS My Digital Fleet, to discuss the challenges facing the industry, and hear how the ABS digital products’ portfolio will be key in navigating regulatory changes, specifically the carbon intensity indicator (CII) regulation that is effective beginning 1 January 2023.

ABS DS unveiled its new industry-leading CII monitoring and reporting tool with case studies to emphasise the need to adopt a continuous monitoring approach that allows vessel operators to proactively manage their fleet’s carbon footprint. The CII functionality is an integral feature within the My Digital Fleet’s Environmental Monitor module, which visualises the key decarbonisation key performance indicators such as Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) and Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER).

This powerful digital tool compiles these critical findings into reports that comply with IMO guidelines and meet the reporting requirements among external stakeholders such as financiers and charterers.

“The deadline for CII reporting is drawing close, yet many operators are still unsure how they’ll get their fleets and operations up-to-speed to meet the compliance requirements by January 1,” says Paul Sells, president and CEO of ABS Digital Solutions. “ABS DS is committed to staying at the forefront of the industry’s needs by continuously delivering innovative tools. We developed our CII reporting functionality to provide ship owners with a unique offering that rolls monitoring, documenting, and reporting into one powerful solution.”

As a continuation of the company’s commitment to decarbonising the industry, the 2022 Nautical Systems User Conference was a completely green event. To achieve this, the company leveraged digital technology through a custom mobile application that enabled paperless communication, reduced waste and promoted sustainability stewardship.

Following NSUC, ABS DS showcased its pioneering technology at the global trade fair for Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) in Hamburg with presentations on the ABS My Digital Fleet’s decarbonisation toolkit.