Maersk Tankers’ vessel optimisation spin-off ZeroNorth is calling for a new standard in shipping’s data reporting.

The company has been working as part of an industry group called Impact Today that has now produced a white paper on the issue.

Other contributors included shipowners such as Euronav, FedNav, UltraBulk, Maersk Tankers and Teekay Tankers, charterer Cargill and software company Q88.

The group wants to evolve noon reports — the daily data sheets prepared by a chief engineer — into holistic vessel reports to support ship and voyage optimisation, and therefore propel industry decarbonisation.