Tag: <span>Weather Routing</span>

How weather routing can be used to optimise ship performance
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How weather routing can be used to optimise ship performance

Avoiding severe weather is a simple way for a vessel to minimise unnecessary fuel consumption. However, according to COACH Solutions, often the vessel has no information about the business priorities and will therefore have a hard time selecting the most profitable and fuel efficient route.  Shipowners and operators are faced with an array of advanced...

Elcome to distribute Navimeteo’s marine weather forecasting services
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Elcome to distribute Navimeteo’s marine weather forecasting services

Elcome International has been appointed as a non-exclusive distributor of Navimeteo professional weather forecasting and observation services globally. Navimeteo offers subscription-based marine weather forecasting services designed primarily for the commercial shipping, yachting, cruise ship, oil and gas, renewable and nearshore construction sectors worldwide. It provides detailed and meteorologist-validated location-specific site forecasts for planning operations, reducing...

NAVTOR and Weathernews integrate weather services into NavStation
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NAVTOR and Weathernews integrate weather services into NavStation

NAVTOR has joined forces with Weathernews to integrate Optimum Ship Routing (OSR) and advanced weather services into digital chart table NavStation. The move streamlines and simplifies tasks for navigators, while creating time and cost savings for shipping businesses, combining all planning and routing processes on a single, cyber secure platform. NavStation is a digital chart...

Kongsberg Digital acquires Danish maritime software company COACH Solutions
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Kongsberg Digital acquires Danish maritime software company COACH Solutions

Kongsberg Digital has acquired supplier of software solutions for vessel performance and monitoring, COACH Solutions. The new name will be KONGSBERG COACH Solutions. COACH’s vessel performance monitoring system was developed by Danish shipping company Clipper Group. In 2016 COACH was established as an independent company – COACH Solutions ApS – which has grown rapidly. Its...

DTN upgrades SPOS software for optimised route planning
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DTN upgrades SPOS software for optimised route planning

DTN has released the latest version of its onboard weather routing software that includes an increased route network density for more optimised routes and route options. The new version, SPOS9, gives shipowners and operators additional options to maximise cost-effective shipping. The onboard platform comes with a route network update that includes increased network density enabling...

Swedish start-up explains the three phases of voyage optimisation
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Swedish start-up explains the three phases of voyage optimisation

Swedish start-up Lean Marine says that optimising a ship’s voyage and thereby improving fuel efficiency can be maximised by breaking down its operation into three key phases.  These phases include a planning phase, an execution phase, and post-voyage phase. By looking at the various elements of a ship’s performance in three separate phases, a better...

StormGeo and DNV GL sign MoU to accelerate maritime data sharing
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StormGeo and DNV GL sign MoU to accelerate maritime data sharing

StormGeo and DNV GL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalisation and data standardisation in the maritime industry. In the MoU, both parties aim to strengthen the presence and integration of StormGeo’s fleet performance management and weather intelligence solutions on DNV GL’s independent data platform, Veracity. This will give StormGeo’s customers an...

StormGeo joins UN platform for ocean sustainability
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StormGeo joins UN platform for ocean sustainability

StormGeo has been selected by the UN as a participant in the UN Global Compact, specifically, the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. The UN Global Compact was created in 1999 to promote responsible business practices and UN values among the global business community. StormGeo’s participation proves its commitment to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative...

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...