Information system for shipping operations decreased fuel consumption by up to 5% per vessel

The world’s largest Ro-Ro vessels are using Baltic Amadeus software.


A Swedish shipping company that controls a fleet of 145 cargo vessels and has more than 150 years of experience in the operation of vessels needed a new uniform IT solution for monitoring and analysis of ship operations. Their existing system was based on MS Excel and didn’t meet the needs for the effective consolidation and reporting of data transferred from sea to shore or continuous operation in the event of poor internet connections. The customer was unable to monitor, analyse and improve its operational processes.



Baltic Amadeus offered a Microsoft .NET based solution comprising three modules (vessel, shore and data transfer). The vessel module collects all the information needed (such as location, speed, fuel type and consumption and other parameters), including meteorological data. This information depends on extreme weather and sea conditions, and can be analysed in various layers. The shore module ensures the integrity of the vessel data and appends it to meteorological and other information. The BI module allows to analyze the accumulated information easily in various layers and ways and to monitor chosen key performance indicators (KPIs) of a vessel or a fleet.

Added value

The solution has unified all data coming from sea to shore and streamlined vessel operations by shortening travel time and downtime in harbours. The system should decrease fuel consumption by up to 5% per vessel (the typical cost of fuel consumption per day amounts to about US$50,000) and contribute to reduced environmental pollution.

The on board system significantly decreases the crew’s workload and allows onshore teams to monitor every vessel and quickly increase their operational efficiency in real time. Vessels with a similar construction can also be compared and their performance can be optimised.


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