Glander International Bunkering to offer AI and bunkering solutions for Asyad Shipping in new agreement

February 20, 2024

  • Signing ceremony occurred at Asyad Shipping headquarters in Muscat.
  • Agreement includes AI based project to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel, digitalized bunker procurement, and bunker management.

Glander International Bunkering and Asyad Shipping announced a multi-fold agreement, signed this month by Carsten Ladekjær, CEO of Glander International Bunkering and Imad Said Al Khadouri, CCO of Asyad Shipping.

The signing ceremony symbolizes collaborative efforts between the two companies, and officially kickstarts three projects including an AI-based propulsion system, a digitalized bunker procurement solution, and comprehensive bunker management.

Key Account Manager of Glander International Bunkering, Dimitris Mertikas said, “We are especially pleased to work with Asyad Shipping in this pivotal move to drive sustainability, innovation and digitalization.”

He continues, “Fuel management is a critical component for any shipping company, which is why we are keen to help our clients optimize their voyages and set new benchmarks.”

Glander International Bunkering and Asyad Shipping group picture in Muscat signing ceremony.

This includes the integration of AI technology onboard Asyad Shipping’s fleet of VLCCs.

CEO Carsten Ladekjær said, “This AI initiative reduces a vessel’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, which drives sustainability efforts towards the Oman Vision 2040. It also aligns with the IMO target to reduce carbon emissions by up to 40% by 2030.”

The state-of-the-art, data-driven concept continuously monitors performance, utilizing algorithms to optimize fuel consumption and ensure efficient propulsion in varying conditions. This ultimately guarantees operational efficiency in addition to reducing emissions and cost.

Ladekjær continues, “Asyad Shipping’s commitment to invest in carbon emission reduction will be recognized by their business partners and serve as an example in both the Middle East and the shipping industry.”