Tag: Voyage Optimisation

Start-up We4Sea secures funding to roll out unique fuel monitoring platform
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Start-up We4Sea secures funding to roll out unique fuel monitoring platform

Dutch maritime start-up We4Sea has secured funding from ENERGIIQ, Mainport Innovation Fund II and angel investors to accelerate development and roll out of its fuel and emissions monitoring platform. Based in Delft, the Netherlands, We4Sea has an ambitious goal of saving one million tonnes of CO2 emissions from ships. Speaking with VPO Global, CEO and co-founder...

Orion Marine Concepts launches fleet management app
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Orion Marine Concepts launches fleet management app

India-based Orion Marine Concepts has launched a fleet management application, NAU Fleet Performance, to improve efficiency, lower operational costs and cut emissions. The NAU app provides information on each aspect of operation and activity of a vessel’s voyage. It provides a complete operational overview through performance KPIs, such as consumption, speed, charter party compliance, weather...

Columbia Shipmanagement opens performance optimisation control room in Cyprus
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Columbia Shipmanagement opens performance optimisation control room in Cyprus

Columbia Shipmanagement has opened a high-tech Performance Optimisation Control Room in Cyprus. The purpose of the Control Room is to optimise vessel performance by connecting technical, marine, crew, and commercial management department and functions. It will be manned 24/7 by qualified personnel who will optimise vessel safety, crew rotation and training, performance (speed, consumption, delay,...

US NTSB adopts BMT REMBRANDT simulator
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US NTSB adopts BMT REMBRANDT simulator

The US National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Office of Marine Safety (OMS), has adopted BMT’s REMBRANDT full mission simulator, following adoption from other statutory marine agencies. REMBRANDT automatically read Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data to deliver a high-fidelity, 3-D reconstruction. It also allows the user to switch from its scene...

Automating propulsion for fuel performance gains
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Automating propulsion for fuel performance gains

Rising concerns around the environmental and health impacts of transport combined with increasing oil prices and international regulations means charterers are placing additional pressure on shipowners to be more efficient. Many vessels today are also running at speeds for which they were not designed for, exacerbating operational inefficiencies. Shippers are faced with a market of...

ZIM reports highest revenue in four years
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ZIM reports highest revenue in four years

Global ship operator ZIM has reported a 4.7 per cent increase in total revenue in Q3 compared with Q2 2018. In Q3 the total revenue stood at US $840.7 million, the highest in the last 4 years. ZIM says that significant uncertainties in the global trade market driven by instability and volatility are continuing to...

StormGeo delivers integrated navigation and route optimisation platform
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StormGeo delivers integrated navigation and route optimisation platform

StormGeo has launched Navigator Solutions Portfolio, an integrated, navigational and route optimisation platform connecting on-board solutions to shore-based decision support. The Navigator Solutions Portfolio on-board solutions integrate all voyage-planning elements into one optimal workflow, with a focus on usability and connectivity. On-shore solutions connect the on-board navigation and route optimisation to shore-based commercial and technical...

Miros offers real-time sea state data through a cloud service
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Miros offers real-time sea state data through a cloud service

Miros Group, an ocean surface measuring provider, has announced that it is making its sea state data on waves, currents ice, and oil spills, and general environmental conditions, available in real-time through a cloud-integrated service. The Miros Group offers solutions to provide insight into ocean behaviour that can be used to assist with operational decisions...

The importance of weather routing in fuel-efficient shipping
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The importance of weather routing in fuel-efficient shipping

Weather, including currents, waves, wind, and swell has been found to affect the performance of a vessel by between 50 and 80 per cent and cost thousands of US Dollar in additional fuel consumption. Routing a vessel based on predicted current and weather conditions is about improving the fuel efficiency, keeping to the sailing schedule,...

Weather accounts for 80 per cent of the impact on vessel performance
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Weather accounts for 80 per cent of the impact on vessel performance

The shipping industry risks wasting billions of dollars on vessel optimisation services that fail to deliver efficiency improvements, due to a lack of understanding on the impact weather can have on vessel performance, warns StratumFive. According to Stuart Nicholls, CEO, StratumFive, weather accounts for 80 per cent of the impact on vessel performance, but most...

Helm Operations partners with ShipTracks
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Helm Operations partners with ShipTracks

Helm Operations has launched a new partnership with AIS data services provider, ShipTracks, permitting Helm CONNECT users access to vessel location and route data provided by ShipTracks. ShipTracks provides real-time vessel position information through AIS mapping while Helm CONNECT provides vessel dispatch and billing, maintenance, compliance, and personnel management to approximately 3000 assets globally. The...

Transas supplies Wilson with fleet operations solution
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Transas supplies Wilson with fleet operations solution

Norway-based fleet operator, Wilson has signed a contract with Transas, a Wärtsilä company, for the supply of a Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to Wilson’s fleet. The FOS includes onboard navigation and communication components to enhance connectivity for business communications and crew services. It also provides access to fleet data from shore-based locations to enhance situational...