Tag: Weather Routing

StormGeo and DNV GL partner on fleet performance solution
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StormGeo and DNV GL partner on fleet performance solution

StormGeo and DNV GL have agreed to consolidate their fleet performance solutions under one banner. DNV GL’s ECO Insight and Navigator Insight solutions will be combined with StormGeo’s FleetDSS and ship reporting solutions to offer shippers a complete fleet performance portfolio. The solution will offer route advisory, weather intelligence, navigation and planning, and fleet performance...

Using weather data to avoid charter party disputes
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Using weather data to avoid charter party disputes

Wording is everything when it comes to maritime disputes, especially those involving speed and fuel consumption. Anyone who works in this area knows that words like “about” mean different things to different people and can cause a lot of angst. In particular, the specific wording in Charterparty clauses for dry bulk shipping will often determine...

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,...

Stena Line trials AI to improve fuel efficiency
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Stena Line trials AI to improve fuel efficiency

Stena Line has begun a pilot study to test the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to route fuel-efficient voyages. The ferry operator is trialling an AI model, which is under development, on its Stena Scandinavica under the supervision of senior master Jan Sjöström who has been working with fuel optimisation at Stena Line for the...

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...

Tidetech Cubes its weather data
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Tidetech Cubes its weather data

Metocean data provider Tidetech Commercial Marine has launched a new system to improve access to its weather data, through the deployment of a ‘Data Cube’ which enables users to query weather data in three dimensions – longitude, latitude and time – in the context of their relational values. This means that when a user looks...

Keeping a weather eye on vessel performance monitoring
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Keeping a weather eye on vessel performance monitoring

Combining a ‘digital twin’ with high resolution tide and current data has enabled We4Sea to generate the next generation of vessel performance data, says Penny Haire, managing director, Tidetech. Despite the lively industry conversation around digitalisation and new technology, many shipowners still rely on very analogue practices to accumulate vessel performance information: the noon report....

Spliethoff upgrades weather routing software
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Spliethoff upgrades weather routing software

Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group reports improvements in operational efficiency since upgrading its weather routing services by installing the latest version of MeteoGroup’s Ship Performance Optimisation (SPO) system across its fleet. The latest version of the weather routing solution, SPOS9, calculates the optimum route using a variable speed routing algorithm that takes into account waves, swell, currents...

Thorco Projects selects COACH Solutions’ weather routing service
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Thorco Projects selects COACH Solutions’ weather routing service

Thorco Projects, part of the Thornico Group, has selected COACH Solutions to provide a weather routing service for its fleet of multipurpose vessels. COACH Solutions’ Voyage Optimisation service will be integrated on board vessels across the fleet. The voyage optimisation solution monitors voyages 24/7 and optimises them in relation to a vessel’s ETA, weather, fuel...

24Vision.Solutions installs voyage optimisation software
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24Vision.Solutions installs voyage optimisation software

24Vision.Solutions has selected COACH Solutions to deliver weather routing and noon reporting to its fleet of bulk carriers. COACH Solutions’ Voyage Optimisation system will be installed on board the vessels. It is a cloud-based weather routing service that enables users to generate optimised routes directly in the browser. Vessels are constantly monitored and alerts are...

NAVTOR digital navigation system to integrate Weathernews data
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NAVTOR digital navigation system to integrate Weathernews data

Norway-based NAVTOR has signed a collaboration agreement with Weathernews, which will see NAVTOR improve the weather data available within its route planning software NavStation while the companies also begin work on development of a new artificial intelligence (AI) routing service. The agreement will initially see Weathernews providing better resolution weather data for NAVTOR to use...