German ship management company TB Marine has expanded its partnership with StormGeo, adding the fleet performance management tool s-Insight Technical to their arsenal. With the new tool, TB Marine is better equipped to identify cost-saving opportunities and meet decarbonization regulations.
Founded in 2005, Hamburg-based TB Marine specializes in liquid chemical, product, and oil tanker transportation, carrying chemical products, clean petroleum products, and dirty petroleum products for oil majors and traders worldwide. With 1500 seafarers and 60 office staff members, the ship management company manages a highly sophisticated tanker fleet of almost 40 vessels – chemical tankers and product tankers – and is fully recognized in the tanker industry for fulfilling the highest management standards, including OCIMF and TMSA. Their highly sophisticated vessels serve the transport needs of all major oil companies and oil traders, and bulkers and containerships are joining the growing fleet.
TB Marine began its partnership with StormGeo in 2017, installing StormGeo’s s-Planner for route optimization, voyage planning, and reliable weather forecasting services. In 2022, TB Marine expanded their capabilities with StormGeo’s s-Insight Technical. The tool helps TB Marine identify cost-saving opportunities that integrate voyage, hull and propeller, engine, and systems performance through customizable dashboards, analytics, and reporting.
StormGeo’s s-Planner and onboard weather-based route optimization enable us to reduce both operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions.Capt. Sven Kruse
Fleet Manager and Director at TB Marine
“It’s all about gut-feeling and having the right partnership,” Capt. Sven Kruse, Fleet Manager and Director at TB Marine, states. “StormGeo’s s-Planner and onboard weather-based route optimization enable us to reduce both operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions. With the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) regulation approaching, StormGeo helps support our efforts to become one of the most energy-efficient ship managers.”
Adding StormGeo’s s-Insight Technical module to our route planning was a logical next step. It enables a holistic approach to cleaner and greener shipping operations.Igors Popovs
Managing Director at TB Marine
“Adding StormGeo’s s-Insight Technical module to our route planning was a logical next step. It enables a holistic approach to cleaner and greener shipping operations,” Igors Popovs, Managing Director at TB Marine, says. “We need favorable weather conditions and meaningful reports when sailing, which is what StormGeo delivers. Their operational alert service saves us time and highlights any room for improvement in our operations.”
Both s-Planner and s-Insight are parts of the StormGeo s-Suite, a unique and innovative software and services suite for the shipping industry. s-Suite includes voyage planning, onboard route optimization, route advisory services, and fleet performance management, now combined in a complete, one-stop solution offered by a single provider.