Cosmo King is in fighting-talk mode when comparing ioCurrents’ third-party vessel operations monitoring services with those from makers or sellers of systems.

“We provide analytical oversight of all the types of equipment on a ship, and we don’t care who made it,” he told TradeWinds in an interview.

“While they may have expert knowledge of how that equipment is built, we suggest they don’t know how well it runs on the water.

“We get the data while the ship is running and analyse it from a neutral third-party perspective.