ClearLynx Optimization & Planning

At a glance...

Voyage safety

Ensure vessel is always refueled with inventory to the point that it can complete its intended or planned voyage

On board fuel management software

Reports on best fill and burn sequence from tank setup to assist Chief Engineer to minimize quality risk in commingling

Port arbitrage

Ensures that port arbitrage is optimized by taking into consideration the lowset priced port and planned maximum ullage identified

Manage commingling

If commingling allowed: ensures Chief Engineer and Master can calculate minimum risk of contamination by optimized tank fill and burn sequence

Collaboration platform

Provides common view reporting of intentions and iterations of various refueling options for key reasons in bunker supply planning

Time efficiency

Analyzes all key variables and constraints and calculates the best combination of market price, por and quantity options in seconds

Insight & visibility

Detailed reporting gives shore-based insight to key variables that have historically been available only to the vessel, to give the bunker buyer and operator support to challenge a vessel's requests

Payback & savings

Continual use has shown savings of 1-2% of a company's bunker expenditures

Built to assist with the complex problems of the dynamic bunker refueling environment.

 


ClearLynx Optimization and Planning assists vessel officers, operators and bunker buyers optimize their refuelling planning and analysis via a collaborative platform as a vessel trades through various ports in its future deployment. Knowing if supply is available and what type of supply is critical in addition to price optimization. The end result is a recommendation of refueling at the optimum port, quantity, price and date

Voyage safety

This ensures that the vessel is always refueled with inventory to the point that it can complete its intended or possible planned commercial requirements.

Artificial intelligence by company’s experts

Special check lists of constraints (vessel/port/commercial and supply-based) have been built by and factored into the module by industry experts.

Voyage refueling recommendations calculated with great speed

It analyzes all key variables and constraints and reports via an output screen and report the best combination of market price, port and quantity options in minutes.

On-Board Fuel Management

Reports on best fill and burn flow sequence from tank setup to assist Chief Engineer to minimize quality risk in commingling.

Collaboration platform for all stakeholders in supply chain

Provides common view reporting of intentions and iterations of various refueling options for key reasons in bunker supply planning

Time efficiency in bunker planning and analysis for ashore or on-board use

Audit control of deviation to lowest net cost goal

It identifies various commercial constraints applied during a voyage or year and their specific cost impact on budget. Assists in future strategy.

Refueling minimum for basic voyage safety

Ensures proactive refueling planning in environment of change in market (price/supply, quality, regulations) and matched to dynamic vessel schedule.

Refueling to maximum capacity to take advantage of price-port opportunity combination

Ensures that port arbitrage is optimized by taking into consideration the lowest priced port and planned maximum ullage made available and lifted.

Manage company policy of commingling or not commingling on board

If commingling allowed: Ensures Chief Engineer and Master can calculate minimum risk of contamination by optimized tank fill and burn from sequence. If commingling not allowed: Assists Chief Engineer in planning tank fill and usage to increase ullage available to refueling in lowest priced port.

Constraint management and compliance

It identifies various commercial constraints applied during a voyage or year and their specific cost impact on budget. Assists in future strategy.

 


The Impact of Sub-Optimal Decisions

Price port arbitrage

  • Focus only on contract ports
  • Inability to monitor volatility and supplier uncertainty
  • Inability to forecast forward prices
  • Schedule senstivity

Tank capacity - under-fill

  • Lower than industry or best ship standard
  • Technical dept not aware of $ impact on budget

Safety reserve

  • High reserves due to the inflexibility to adjust to actual voyage requirements
  • Un-pumpable fuel from settler

Commingling restriction

  • Strict policy with no alternatives considered
  • No risk control if commingling on board

Burn sequence/consolidation

  • Lack of calculation tool on board
  • Chief Engineer not in sync with future bunker port options
  • Challenge to manage three types of oil on board

Poor forward planning

  • Bunker buyer not in sync with commercial forward options (tramp)
  • Reactive vs Proactive

 


 

Voyage Optimized Output

Bunker quality from maritime consultant with bunker fuel management software

Bulk Purchasing Opporunities

Bunker fuel quality and management software from expert maritime consultants

 


 

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