HÖEGH Autoliners has formalised an agreement to digitalise its entire fleet, including its new Aurora class vessels.

Höegh’s agreement with Kongsberg Digital covers the remaining vessels in Höegh’s existing fleet and the newbuilds that are currently on order.

Höegh has ordered 12 ammonia-ready dual-fuel Aurora class ships, and expects delivery of two vessels every six months, beginning in the second half of 2024.

The contract also covers the continued roll-out of cloud infrastructure Vessel Insight to Höegh Autoliners’ existing fleet (with the exception of a few older vessels).

Höegh has tested digital twin technology and vessel performance applications with Kongsberg Maritime since 2019.

“With our close history, Höegh Autoliners is more of a partner than a customer to us,” Kongsberg CEO Shane McArdle said.

“The company is a digital, ambitious frontrunner with whom we share a passion for innovation and sustainability.

“The best and only way to meet sustainability ambitions and the ever-increasing emissions regulations within the maritime sector is to work together on the issues at hand.

“We are proud to be Höegh Autoliners trusted digitalisation partner, and Kongsberg Digital is truly looking forward to working closely with Höegh Autoliners in the coming years.”

Höegh Autoliners CEO Andreas Enger said Höegh is progressing toward reaching zero emissions.

“In pursuit of this objective, we are actively digitalising our fleet using Kongsberg Digital’s technology.

“This will accelerate our path towards more sustainable, efficient, and transparent operations while ensuring that our vessels are at the forefront of digitalisation in the industry.

“Embracing this digital revolution enables us to offer improved services to our valued customers worldwide.”