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Maersk Line saved $90m by increasing control of fuel consumption

Since 2009, Maersk Line has saved $90 million by introducing key performance indicators (KPI) to its fleet of owned ships. Now the project must be expanded to include all the ships belonging to the company. Maersk Tankers and Maersk Supply have already begun to adopt KPIs as well.

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So far Maersk Line has netted half a billion Danish kroner since 2009 when the company introduced a list of demands, four so-called key performance indicators (KPI), for the fleet of 240 owned ships. The four KPIs entail that every day every single ship must be measured by and meet specific demands, not least in the consumption of fuel, which is the largest single expense item onboard the ships.

By introducing a conscious energy efficiency policy, Maersk Line has used 160.000 fuel tons less in the three years that have constituted the first phase of the project.

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