Ascenz Marorka has announced that its parent company, GTT, has acquired Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS).

Founded in 2014 by specialists in naval architecture and data science, Copenhagen-based VPS, which also has a sales office in Athens, employs 12 people in total.

‘This acquisition completes the Group’s expertise in the field of smart shipping, with its innovative solutions based notably on the analysis of operational data from vessels, without the need to add data acquisition systems or sensors on-board,’ Acsenz said in a statement today (27 February).

Among the various solutions marketed by VPS are its flagship software, VESPER. The systems designed by VPS, noted Ascenz, are used by 1,200 ships around the world and ‘complement Ascenz Marorka’s range of solutions.’

Ascenz added: ‘The combination of VPS and Ascenz Marorka features will create a comprehensive solution for vessel performance management. Also, the combined customer bases should generate important commercial synergies.’

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Rhys Berry