Weathernews Partners with Vessel Performance Solutions to Improve Vessel Routing Solution


Weathernews Inc (WNI) has partnered with Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS) to integrate critical performance data from vessel systems with its main weather routing system to further optimize voyage planning.

VPS ‘VESPER software platform continuously records performance data of the hull and propellers, main and auxiliary engines and boilers to determine speed, RPM and fuel consumption estimates which can be viewed in a consistent manner. seamless in WNI’s Optimum Ship Routing (OSR) service.

Tokyo-based WNI’s advanced weather forecasting solution harnesses the power of AI technology, backed by human intelligence and logistics, to deliver highly accurate forecasts to avoid inclement weather that can disrupt travel schedules and is installed on approximately 10,000 ships worldwide.

Faurschou said the alliance with VPS responds to a market expectation for more integrated and complete systems with a high level of predictive functionality.

Leading shipping companies Golden Ocean, G2Ocean, Lauritzen Bulkers and Ultrabulk are already using WNI and VPS services, so they can instantly take advantage of the integrated solution.

VESPER uses well-established mathematical models of ships and calibrates these models against operational data to give accurate predictions of speed, fuel and rpm based on speed, draft, wind conditions and waves.

In practice, this will significantly improve the accuracy of trip cost estimation and ETA calculation in trip planning for OSR users, according to Petersen.

At the same time, it will provide access to OSR meteorological data of around 1,000 vessels currently using the VESPER web service, which also includes advanced data validation, crew feedback module, advanced diagnostics, Charter and travel monitoring, as well as Support for environmental compliance reports such as support for EU MRV, IMO DCS and CII.

About Weathernews (WNI):

Weathernews, headquartered in Chiba, Japan, was founded in 1986 and is one of the world’s largest weather information companies with 32 offices in 21 countries.

The company started out as a service supporting secure marine operations, but has grown to provide weather information solutions to a wide range of industries ranging from marine transportation to aviation and from land transportation to the wind industry. . The WNI has an innovative approach that includes launching weather satellites to capture views of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and using AI technology to achieve high precision weather forecasts.

About Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS):

Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS) is a company specializing in vessel performance management, helping vessel operators, owners and vessel management improve the efficiency of their fleets. Currently, VPS ‘VESPER service, a web-based tool for optimizing operational efficiency through advanced modeling and analysis, monitors over 1,000 vessels, including large fleets for high-level shipowners and operators.

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