Frank Janssens

Krohne Group, a leading global manufacturer of process instrumentation, measurement solutions and services, has announced the expansion of its marine solutions across the GCC region. 
Recent sustainability-inspired EU legislation known as “Fit For 55” continues to put pressure on the shipping industry as it searches for new strategies to reduce emissions and avoid financial and operational penalties. 
“Krohne is always looking to enhance customer service and solution delivery as our competitive advantage, as it complements our superior quality cross-industry portfolio. We have an increasing focus on the overall product lifetime value for our customers so that if they invest today they can benefit in the years to come from overall lower maintenance and downtime costs due to our meticulous engineering expertise. This recent uptake of our Marine solutions in the region demonstrates our commitment to the Middle East, further deepening the trust that key industrial players have in our brand. We provide peace of mind in critical situations and also point towards better value in the long term,” added Frank Janssens, Vice President, Krohne Middle East and Africa.
Reducing emissions
Shipowners, operators, managers, and crew members are advised to act now to reduce emissions and prepare for compliance in a timely and cost-effective manner. 
There are numerous ways for a ship to improve its energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. Energy-efficient tools, systems, and technologies are used to accomplish this. All of which is necessary to meet the criteria for higher Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) ratings, one of the most recent regulations the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) put into place to meet its short-term climate targets. 
EcoMATE, the vessel performance system and fleet operation optimisation software from Krohne, is a complete solution for real-time monitoring of fuel consumption, emissions and bunkering. Regardless of vessel type, EcoMATE provides the complete solution needed to proactively improve CII rankings, fleet performance, bunkering, and reporting, while lowering company OPEX. The result is that shipping companies can fully optimise for greener ship operations while adhering to regulatory requirements. 
Krohne recognises that every organisation is unique with its own internal requirements. Thus, the EcoMATE system was created with ease of use and flexibility in mind, while also providing a unified fleet solution for shipowners, managers and crew. EcoMATE can be accessed both on-site and in real time via the cloud, which serves as a shared digital platform boosting collaborative working experiences. As a result, many major shipping companies have chosen EcoMATE as a trusted and tailored solution.-- TradeArabia News Service