Alfa Laval has signed an agreement to acquire BunkerMetric, a Scandinavian software company that develops advanced decision support tools for the marine bunker segment.

The company will be merged into StormGeo, a global leader in weather intelligence software and decision support services, now part of Alfa Laval. The acquisition will enhance the StormGeo offering in route advisory and voyage optimisation services for the shipping industry. 

Headquartered in Denmark, BunkerMetric helps ship operators and bunker procurement departments find the best bunker procurement plan and improve voyage margins. 

BunkerMetric’s procurement optimisation tool will become a subscription service within StormGeo’s existing services. It will support bunkering decisions pertaining to port selection, volumes, and fuel grades. Global shipping companies can use it to minimise costs while taking relevant operational, commercial, and environmental factors into account, said Alfa Laval.

“By leveraging BunkerMetric’s deep expertise and proven optimisation tool, StormGeo customers will be able to streamline their operations,” said Soeren Andersen, ceo of StormGeo. “As well as reducing their bunker procurement costs, they will gain significant fuel savings through optimized real-time decision-making.”