Infobridge – a Quest for More Data-Driven Vessel Operations and Technical Management


Kirsi Ylärinne, Master Mariner, holds a position as Business Unit Director in ESL Shipping Ltd. She will be presenting the ESL Shipping case assignment at the Finals of the IntelligenceHunt6 project in Turku. The topic of the case assignment is "Infobridge – a Quest for More Data-Driven Vessel Operations and Technical Management".


The Student Team of 6 bright young, "Innovation Crew", is working on the case and will present their solution at the Finals.


Kirsi Ylärinne is responsible for ESL Shipping’s fleet of  9,000 DWT – 56,000 DWT vessels. She started her career at sea on chemical, product and crude oil tankers. She has worked ashore in commercial operations and chartering teams in oil and dry bulk business since 2004.

Before joining ESL Shipping, where she started as an Operations Manager in 2012, she worked for Neste Oil as Performance Manager.


ESL Shipping together with its subsidiary AtoB@C Shipping own and operate a fleet of 50 heavily ice-strengthened bulk carriers and multipurpose dry cargo vessels between 3,000-56,000 dwt totalling 468,000 dwt as well as one tug. Annually the companies carry 16,5 million tons of cargo. Last year ESL Shipping took delivery of two LNG-powered ice 1A-strengthened handysize bulk carriers. These new ships decrease CO2-emissions by more than 50 % in comparison to ships of previous generation built ten years ago. These vessels also feature world’s first autonomous bulk handling cranes developed and tested together by MacGregor and ESL Shipping.


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