New Greek office to facilitate tramp shipping engagement for ZeroNorth

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth has announced it has opened a new office in Piraeus, Greece.

Maersk Tankers’ digital spin-off ZeroNorth says the new office is an ‘important expansion’ for the company and signifies the role of Greek shipping – ‘one of shipping’s most important regions’ – to the organisation’s digitalisation objectives and commercial strategy.

The move is expected to enable greater engagement with Greek tramp shipping operators and allow them to have first-hand experience with ZeroNorth’s vessel optimisation software, Optimise.

The Piraeus office will be headed up by General Manager Panayotis Bachtis who, for much of his career, has been working closely with Greek shipping companies, providing solutions to optimise bunker procurement and mitigate the risk from oil price fluctuations.

Søren Meyer, CEO, ZeroNorth, said: ‘At a time when more of shipping is embracing digitalisation with increasing pace, we think it is important to support Greek owners and operators to optimise their operations and profitably decarbonise.’

Meyer continued: ‘This move means that we can work closely with Greek tramp shipping market leaders to explore how Optimise can generate increased revenue and reduced emissions. I am confident that Greece’s vibrant and close-knit maritime community will immediately understand our vision of digitalising shipping for the climate and join with us in our efforts to create more economically and environmentally sustainable operations.’

As previously reported, ZeroNorth was unveiled in January 2020. In June 2020, the company launched its Optimise software (formerly called SimBunker) to owners and operators.

Rhys Berry

Rhys Berry