International classification society RINA Services is to fit RINA’s InfoSHIP EGO performance monitoring system to d’Amico Group’s entire fleet. The first units will be installed on two newbuildings under construction in Korea and China, one tanker and one bulk carrier. The system will be progressively extended across the d’Amico fleet.
InfoSHIP EGO is the fleet performance monitoring solution developed by RINA Services in cooperation with IB Software and Consulting. The software has different modules that allow it to automatically collect data on board and benchmark the actual performance of the ship against a target.
Michele Francioni, CEO, RINA Services, says, “InfoSHIP EGO will be customized for the d’Amico fleet to meet the company’s specific reporting needs. RINA Services’ Marine Innovation team and d’Amico’s Fleet Performance Department will cooperate for the customization of InfoSHIP EGO and the deployment across the fleet of the most advanced and effective energy governance solution in the shipping market.”
Salvatore d’Amico, Fleet Director, d’Amico Group, says, “The EGO system is expected to be a valued tool, it will assist d’Amico to monitor emissions and to optimize vessel speed and consumption. Through the EGO system we expect to achieve an accurate monitoring and speed /consumption analysis which will allow our company to identify operational practices and retrofits for continuous improvement of vessel performance. Overall savings in the order of 3 – 5 per cent are expected. This investment is part of our continuing strategy to improve energy management throughout our operations.”
The d’Amico Group, which is investing in an important eco-ship newbuilding programme, makes constant efforts in technological development, leading the international energy efficiency standards that all maritime transport operators will have to comply with by 2025.
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RINA Services S.p.A. is the RINA group company active in classification, certification, inspection and testing services. RINA is a multi-national group which delivers verification, certification, conformity assessment, marine classification, environmental enhancement, product testing, site and vendor supervision, training and engineering consultancy across a wide range of industries and services. RINA operates through a network of companies covering Marine, Energy, Infrastructures & Construction, Transport & Logistics, Food & Agriculture, Environment & Sustainability, Finance & Public Institutions and Business Governance. With a turnover of over 294 million Euros in 2013, over 2, 500 employees, and 163 offices in 57 countries worldwide, RINA is recognized as an authoritative member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.
d’Amico Group is the holding company for a leading global shipping Group with operations in dry cargo ships, tankers and auxiliary maritime services. The d’Amico Group boasts a long and valued tradition as a family business founded in 1936 and has developed a worldwide presence over the years with offices in the most important operating and financial maritime mercantile centres. Its indirect subsidiary d’Amico International Shipping S.A. (DIS), operating in the tanker sector, is listed at the Italian Stock Exchange. Experience, competence and responsibility, together with a strong focus on the client, attention to operational safety and protection of the environment, are the d’Amico Group core values.