Clipper is an industry leader in dry-bulk with a modern fleet of approximately 100 handysize and supramax vessels, ranging from 28,000 to 66,000 dwt. We transport a wide range of cargo from dry bulk to break bulk – everything from grain, fertilizer, and coal to steel products, pipes and logs – both on contract and spot basis. To support the Group’s energy efficiency strategy, Clipper has developed the performance management system COACH, utilized by our fleet along with a growing circle of external clients.See partner
COACH provides the ship operator with voyage monitoring and analysis during and upon completion of the voyage. COACH assists operations and technical departments by analyzing the hull, propeller and engine efficiencies.
Fuel efficiency is the key driver in Clipper’s sustainability efforts
The vessel performance monitoring system, COACH, was developed in 2011 at the Danish shipping company Clipper Group. The main purpose of COACH is to improve energy efficiency and overall vessel performance while simultaneously focusing on environmental sustainability.
COACH provides the ship operator with voyage monitoring and analysis during and upon completion of the voyage. It assists operations and technical departments by analyzing the hull, propeller and engine efficiencies. Ultimately, COACH can contribute to optimizing the fleet portfolio by identifying fuel efficient designs and over-consuming vessels. Since 2014, the COACH solution has been available externally as well, and today more than 250 ships are using COACH to optimize energy consumption and monitor vessel performance.
With COACH the results speak for themselves. For example when COACH identified a significant fuel consumption increase on a vessel caused by hull fouling. In this particular case, the vessel was sent to early dry-dock, resulting in a 15-20% reduction in fuel consumption.
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Clipper Group is one of the world’s largest owners and operators of handysize and supramax vessels, and a significant player in the maritime industry. We are constantly striving to reduce our environmental footprint while providing optimal services to our customers and making sound business decisions.