Arista Shipping to use ocean data to improve vessel performance

Arista Shipping has agreed a new ocean data agreement with ABS, which will see Arista’s fleet and managed vessels use processed data from the ABS Metocean Hindcast Data application to guide operational decision making.

More than a decade of Metocean Hindcast model data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is analysed using the Cloud-based ABS application, which is used to determine wind speed, wind direction, wave height, wave period, and wave direction corresponding to a specified vessel’s route.

This can then be compared with a vessel’s operational tolerances to guide safer voyages, ABS says.

“Digital solutions can truly enhance the efficiency of operations,” said Antonis Trakakis, Arista Shipping’s Technical Manager.

“Historic data of wind and sea condition is an indispensable input for an accurate follow up of fleet performance. ABS has been selected for the provision of this service on the grounds that it can offer a broader cooperation and support for the evaluation and the safe handling of the data from on board the ships, and ultimately to become a partner towards a ‘smart ship’ in the near future.”

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