Classification society ABS reports that it is adding high-resolution historical and forecast weather data to its My Digital Fleet risk management platform, in association with weather service provider Meteomatics.
Meteomatics’ hyperlocal weather data and forecasts will be combined with ABS’ machine-learning capabilities within My Digital Fleet to improve decision support for users.
This addition to the software will apply weather data to assist operators in understanding and lowering fuel consumption, improving bunker costs and carbon intensity levels. Additionally, the potential structural impacts from weather exposure during a ship’s voyage will also be highlighted to better understand and reduce risk, ABS says.
“When it comes to voyage performance and charter party compliance, up-to-date weather data plays a key role,” said Smarty Mathew John, ABS Vice President of Digital Solutions.
“We are now able to overlay the most up-to-date weather data on the map and have on-demand forecasts for voyages. This allows for operations to react by adjusting timetables and routes, providing efficiencies in fuel consumption, optimising ordered speed, increasing reliability in arrival times and improving navigational safety.”