Maritime software provider OneOcean Group has added environmental planning functionality to its voyage planning platform, with a dynamic timeline used to provide a real-time view of the environmental rules and restrictions in force during a voyage.
The timeline displays a list of environmental events that can safely and legally take place aboard a vessel during a rolling 12-hour window, based on the ship’s departure time, its current position, and speed.
The Active Environmental Timeline can be generated as part of the ship’s official passage plan, as a section in the PDF document. Should the departure be delayed, both the timeline and document can be dynamically adjusted to create an accurate representation of the ship’s position in relation to the environmental regulations in place along the route.
If the vessel speed is increased, the timeline will also adjust accordingly, refreshed every three minutes.
“Traditionally, if a ship’s actual departure time doesn’t match the one on the passage plan, then all the environmental considerations have to be re-calculated. The new Active Environmental Timeline saves a great deal of effort by performing these re-calculations based on real-time information in just one click, enabling dynamic updates to all relevant data,” said Tony Brown, Deputy CTO, OneOcean Group.
“This delivers real value to customers because they can now truly operationalise environmental planning, weaving environmental events and cadence into the planning stages for effective fulfilment throughout the voyage.”
Actions, such as discharges and emissions, are detailed by category and can be grouped in line with the user’s specifications. The timeline indicates how long the ship is likely to remain in the zone where vessels must comply with regulations or company guidelines.
Colour codes indicate whether the status is green: legal, amber: legal with conditions, or red: illegal.