MEYER Group: ALFRED Maritime presents first AI-based Energy Management System for cruise ships

Miami/Hamburg/Papenburg, April 2024 – MEYER Group’s digital start-up ALFRED Maritime presents the first AI-based energy management system for cruise ships at Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading trade show for the cruise industry. The new platform
MEYER Energy Management System has been developed by ALFRED’s IIoT and data experts together with the MEYER Energy Efficiency Team and is set to increase the operational efficiency on ships.

The MEYER Energy Management System supports ship operators and crews to understand and analyze the ship’s performance. The platform gives the crew actionable insights to optimize energy efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. Combined with accurate performance predictions and forecasts from multiple onboard systems it helps the crew to reduce the ship’s emissions. “We have combined our knowledge of maritime operations and ship design with advanced AI, data modelling, machine learning and simulation models to make ships more efficient and therefore greener”, says Dr. Paul Meyer, Managing Director of ALFRED Maritime and Chief Information Officer of MEYER Group.

Simulation models and the accumulated real-time data from multiple onboard systems in a modern IoT platform allows for quick decisions by the crew to optimize performance while offering full data transparency for the ship operator. Thanks to an intuitive dashboard, the crew can understand the ship’s performance with minimum training and effort. Less frustration allows for a happier and more efficient crew.

ALFRED Maritime is the digital venture of MEYER Group and was established in 2019. The company’s goal is to digitalize modern ships by the means of Internet of Things and AI as well as to provide data and intelligence for greener next generation vessels. Together with the dedicated Energy Efficiency Team at MEYER, the team behind the MEYER Energy Management System looks back on more than 300 years of cumulative shipbuilding experience from Turku and Papenburg.