ZeroNorth — the vessel optimisation company spun off from Maersk Tankers — is acquiring US online bunker market platform ClearLynx in a move aimed at integrating data analytics across the ship routing, operating and fuelling sectors.

Adding ClearLynx will provide shipowners and operators with an integrated end-to-end solution for the cost and environmentally efficient optimisation of bunker fuel from initial enquiry through to supply, ZeroNorth said.

Founded in 2014 as a neutral bunker transaction platform, ClearLynx has developed procurement, pricing and analytics, business intelligence and compliance software.