22 Sep Ascenz Marorka weather routing solution to equip the entire fleet of Clean Products Tankers Alliance
Paris – September 21, 2023. Ascenz Marorka, a GTT Group company, announces that its advanced weather routing solution has been selected by Clean Products Tankers Alliance (CPTA) to equip its entire fleet. CPTA, a world-leading medium-range product tanker pool, operates approximately 20 vessels.
The Ascenz Marorka weather routing solution defines optimal shipping routes by integrating multiple operational, economic and environmental variables, while taking into account a wide range of operational and regulatory constraints. This technology is compatible with various vessel types and propulsion systems, regardless of the fuel source chosen.
CPTA already uses the Ascenz Marorka Smart Shipping platform to monitor the performance of its fleet. This new contract gives them access to the weather routing module and the assistance service provided by the Ascenz Marorka Real-Time Fleet Performance Monitoring Centre. The latter hosts maritime experts with a diversity of key expertise such as navigation, weather, vessel performance management, LNG cargo & operations management, offshore operations etc.
Anouar Kiassi, Managing Director of Ascenz Marorka, declared: “We are honoured by the trust that CPTA places in us to support them in their journey towards digitalisation. We are delighted to work hand in hand with a ship-owner who values technology and innovation to achieve major decarbonisation goals”.
Jhander Marval, Head of CPTA Operations, and Bas Blaak, Head of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability of CPTA, said: “We are pleased to extend our cooperation with Ascenz Marorka by enrolling our fleet in their weather routing service. Digitalisation and innovation are key to support our operational excellence and achieve our economic and environmental objectives. This initiative is part of our “every ton counts” strategy to continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
About Clean Products Tankers Alliance
The Clean Products Tankers Alliance (CPTA), a world leading medium range product tanker pool, was launched in 2014. The members of CPTA jointly operate approximately 20 Medium Range IMO 2/3 product tankers mainly in the Americas. Trading patterns and commercial footprint have a clear focus on the Americas, establishing a niche trade utilizing US West Coast and US Gulf as main loading areas. The CPTA pool is directly managed by Products Tankers Management Company (PTMC), an affiliated company of Ultranav.
GTT is a technological expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gases. For 60 years, GTT has been designing and providing cutting-edge technologies for a better energy performance, which combine operational efficiency and safety, to equip LNG carriers, floating terminals, land storage, and multi-gas carriers. GTT also develops systems dedicated to the use of LNG as fuel, as well as a full range of services, including digital services in the field of Smart Shipping. The Group is also active in hydrogen through its subsidiary Elogen, which designs and assembles electrolysers notably for the production of green hydrogen. GTT is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment A (ISIN FR0011726835 Euronext Paris: GTT) and is notably included in SBF 120, Stoxx Europe 600 and MSCI Small Cap indices.