Kongsberg Digital signs contract to digitize entire MSC fleet

Posted on June 9, 2022 at 4:23 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive







[By: Kongsberg Digital]


Kongsberg Digital and MSC, the world’s largest container line, have signed a contract to digitize MSC’s entire fleet of approximately 500 vessels with Vessel Insight.


“We are very proud to announce this contract with MSC. As the world’s largest shipping container company, MSC plays a key role in facilitating trade worldwide, but also setting the standard by making the industry more sustainable through digitalization. With Vessel Insight, MSC can contextualize the data created by their vessels through our ship-to-cloud infrastructure and use it to reduce emissions and optimize their entire containership fleet,” says Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital. . “Building on an already existing strong relationship with Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg Digital will continue to develop products in cooperation with MSC.”


The 5-year agreement includes the delivery of Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure service and Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Performance application across the entire MCS-owned fleet of approximately 500 vessels, plus options. MSC is already a digitally mature shipping company with many applications and systems in place. By using Vessel Insight, Kongsberg Digital’s ship-to-cloud data infrastructure, MSC will be able to achieve more transparency and better use of data.


Collecting and contextualizing quality data through Kognifai market applications is the best starting point to reduce fuel and optimize travel to reduce air emissions, automate reporting processes enabling correct and efficient reporting , and increase crew safety and well-being through stable connectivity.


“This is a very important contract for MSC, as making our fleet more sustainable is one of our top priorities. With Kongsberg Digital and the Vessel Insight data infrastructure, we will be able to optimize operations of our vessels to become more efficient, sustainable and safer.The maritime industry faces stringent regulatory requirements to reduce emissions and become more sustainable, and so we are very happy and proud to have been awarded this contract. This is an important step on the way to greener operation,” says Gianluigi De Maio, SVP, Manager of Fleet-Network-Terminal Efficiency, MSC.


“This is strong proof that Kongsberg Digital’s technology, expertise and service are in demand and market leaders, and we are very pleased that MSC is taking a big step forward in its digitalization journey. There are still vast steps to be taken in the maritime sector, and digitization is essential to make maritime transport safer, greener and more sustainable. Being chosen by the world’s largest container shipping company is an honor for Kongsberg Digital, but it also sends crucial signals to the whole company – this is the way forward for a greener shipping industry,” says Skryseth.


In addition to connecting to Vessel Insight and accessing its associated applications, Kongsberg Digital will provide close monitoring of MSC, an important part of the service offered to customers to ensure maximum benefits from digitization and a smooth transition.



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