Harwich Haven Authority leverages marine analytics in the heart of UK

Harwich Haven Authority is one of the UK’s 5 major trust ports and provides pilotage services to almost 40% of the UK’s container traffic that arrives in the Haven. This important organization benefits from Marfle Fleet Analytics to provide top quality pilotage service in one of the UK’s most important gateways for European and global trade.

The system analyses vessel data and provides real-time insights to reduce fuel consumption and improve engine health.

Four of Harwich Haven's boats, which have Scania engines, are equipped with the marine analytics system.

The trust port has ambitious goals for greener operations by reducing their carbon emissions. In this regard,  fuel economy analyses and green operation statistics of the system takes an important place in the organisation’s carbon strategy.

These analyses give a clear picture of the vessel's fuel performance in different conditions and allow managers to set their optimum speed levels for reducing vessel's fuel consumption. Moreover, this can be supported by the on-board display which provides real-time guidance to the skippers regarding how to drive more efficiently and maintain low fuel consumption during the operations.

Harwich Haven Authority pays attention to leverage the data analytics in top level, and implemented the advanced features of the Marfle Fleet Analytics including online camera and motion analytics.

IP cameras on the vessels provide CCTV footage that provide the organisation with more facts for analyzing any problematic situations onboard. The underlying reasons for a possible accident or a near miss situation can be identified in the light of CCTV footage.

On the other hand, analyzing pilot boats’ motion data during the operations is quite useful to evaluate the safety of the operations and the comfort of the crew onboard. One motion sensor in the cabin and another one in the bow of the vessel were installed for this purpose.

The cabin sensor measures motion data to analyze the comfort of the crew onboard and whole body vibrations. Likewise, the second motion sensor is being used to analyze the bow motion which is useful to assess the safety of the operations. In addition, core features of Marfle Fleet Analytics such as monitoring real-time data from the operations, fleet reporting, and analyses regarding fuel economy and engine health are extremely useful to improve their pilotage operations.