Reduce voyage costs while ensuring safety with real-time onboard route optimization.
Route-planning and optimization involves juggling safety, efficiency, navigation, costs, port rotation, ETA’s, speed ranges and additional constraints, such as trim and seakeeping. For ship captains this is a complex challenge that requires the aid of a decision-supporting tool to support route planning and execution. MeteoGroup developed SPOS9 (Ship Performance Optimization System) to address these challenges.
- Reduce CO2 emissions and save fuel and time
- Increase ship safety
- Unburden Captains
- Share information
MeteoGroup's Nautical MeteoBase combines weather information from the most respected global forecasting models (ECMWF, UK Meteorological Office & NCEP) producing a single higher-quality forecast. SPOS9 also comes with forecasts on Wind Gusts, Wind speeds at 50 meters height, and Wind and Wave Risk parameters.
Reduced sailing time means lower CO2 emissions, allowing you to improve your sustainability and limit environmental impact.
Perform a post-voyage performance analysis on your vessel based on data recorded during the trip to detect underperformance and act accordingly.
Route Network provides routing options based on the thousands of routes created by MeteoGroup over the years. All possible passages to and from ports, through canals, through TSSs and ECAs.
A built-in, interactive Google Maps interface gives you a visual overview so you can monitor your fleet, routes and performance all at once.
State-of-the Art technology
Continuous improvements to our sophisticated weather solutions guarantee you technological innovation, data accuracy, expertise and reliability.
MeteoGroup helps our Masters to safely navigate the globe with minimal fuel consumption and emissions, by calculating and recalculating optimum routes and anticipating oncoming weather and sea conditions.
Karel van Zijl, Spliethoff
I have been using MeteoGroup since 2009 on board the vessels I have sailed. It really had impact in more accurate passage planning, engine/power utilization and fuel saving.
Capt. Petkov Albert
Weather Routing – Reducing Emissions by Better Planning
MeteoGroup is some kind of all-seeing eye when it comes to weather. and that's very useful for the shipping sector, as a captain wants to know beforehand if he might be sailing into a storm.
The SPOS9 Seakeeping module is designed to protect your motion-sensitive ships and cargoes. The new SPOS9 release is available with this optional plug-in module for even better performance and increased safety of your fleet.
Weather routing makes shipping cheaper and safer
How real marine experience in the weather room makes for better weather routing.