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.