Dualog – Digitalisation is an instrument in creating a greener maritime industry

Dualog Snic 2022 Article

The shipping industry carries 90% of the world’s trade. Today, the shipping industry amounts to 2.9% of the total greenhouse gas emissions, but demand for global freight is increasing and is estimated to triple by 2050, according to OECD. The projected growth of this industry puts a focus on the possible increase in GHG. As a result, decarbonisation has become one of the main focus points to anyone in the industry.

Among the many innovations that are being worked on, Dualog is focusing on digitalisation. We spoke to Morten Lind-Olsen, owner and CEO of Dualog AS.

Digitalisation is an instrument in creating a greener maritime industry,

he says while he explains how the use of data enables ships to quickly assess a ship’s condition, help make vital decisions and also enables calculations of optimal journeys.


The challenge – syncing data on a fleet of moving ships

Nowadays, we think that data is easily and readily available for anyone on the planet. This is correct, as long as you find yourself on hard ground. On the sea, is it not that easy. A moving ship will constantly be out of reach and have difficulties syncing data with head quarters, making it hard to have fresh and updated data all the time.

Dualog is solving this problem, enabling ships to be in constant contact with shore. Dualog have purpose-built solutions for the maritime industry, offering the following:

  1. Streamlined and optimised data transportation tasks
  2. Quota administration and optimisation of the use of bandwidth
  3. Cybersecurity
  4. Reliable maritime business email

Their solutions permit data to be updated at all times, which, in turn gives the ship and the shore the possibility to react on matters like ship condition and journey.


Updated data is needed to make the right decisions

Lind-Olsen goes on explaining that in order for a ship to be able to reduce its carbon emissions, you need to know what is wrong and then know what to do with it. Updated information will help to take the decisions needed in order to reduce emissions, whether that is the fact that the ship needs hull cleaning, the propeller needs fixing or if an alternative route can decrease the ships need for energy.


Benefits going beyond making shipping greener

In the article The Value of ICT in the Maritime Industry, Silje Moan, Chief Commercial Officer, writes about how essential access to quality data is for ship managers to make decisions, act on market opportunities, and meet new requirements. She stresses that when utilising cargo- port– and environmental data, ships can plan voyages, take shorter routes and adapt the speed to port availability to save fuel. As a result, reduce their GHG emissions.

In addition, she reveals that ICT allows for real-time cargo tracking. And, onboard ICT systems can analyse patterns and trends to detect any deterioration and predict equipment failure to carry out maintenance in good time before this happens.


Morten Lind-Olsen is speaking at SNIC 2022

Dualog works with Klaveness, MOL Chemical Tankers and TB Marine Ship Management, among others. Morten Lind-Olsen is coming to Conrad Centennial hotel on November 18th to speak about how Dualog has worked closely with Klaveness to help them improve operations and meet green targets. We are looking forward to listening to you, Morten!