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Wallenius Wilhelmsen moves to fully AI-based voyage planning with DeepSea

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Making a real impact on emissions

September 7th, 2022: Wallenius Wilhelmsen is becoming the first global shipping company to adopt a fully AI-based approach to voyage optimisation across its entire fleet of 100+ ships.

The company will roll out DeepSea’s Performance Routing software, which provides vessel-specific route and speed plans, in the final quarter of 2022 and 2023.

One of the most forward-thinking companies in the industry, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has set ambitious targets to reduce emission by 27.5 per cent by 2030. This work with DeepSea is an important step towards meeting them.

Geir Fagerheim, SVP Marine Operations at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, says:

“No human being, no matter how many years of experience they have, can compete with these automated sailing instructions. It reduces emissions, it reduces fuel consumption, and it increases safety during operation. It is a win-win in all aspects of sailing.”

This landmark decision, the first of its kind globally, was not made quickly – but followed 18 months of rigorous step-by-step testing.

The numbers that ultimately came out of this comprehensive trial period are significant:

A 6.9% improvement in vessel efficiency and more than 170,000 tonne predicted reduction in emissions across the fleet.

However, equally important to focus on are the key learnings that emerged from the 18-month period of intense collaboration that led to this partnership.

On the 13th October, join Wallenius Wilhelmsen and DeepSea virtually, as we lift the hood on this exciting validation period and together discuss our key learnings for decarbonisation with voyage optimisation.

"It reduces emissions, it reduces fuel consumption, and it increases safety during operation. It is a win-win in all aspects of sailing.”

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