Weathernews upgrades voyage planning tools

Weathernews Inc (WNI) reports that it has upgraded its OSR-e (Optimum Ship Routeing) and PMS-e (Performance Monitoring Service) voyage planning tools, incorporating additional Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) and CO2 environmental content in the embedded ship performance models and migrating the two applications to a single cloud-based platform.

“The shipping industry is in the process of a major transition. At a time of both economic and political uncertainty, and with environmental regulations bound to become increasingly strict in future, there are many moving parts to consider,” said Weathernews Global Sales Leader, Keemoon Kwon.

“Having an effective PDCA [plan, do, check, and analyse] cycle in place is paramount to ensure continuous improvement and smarter operations. Our new service is designed to empower clients with best-in-class tools and highly granular data to achieve their own green agenda.”

“Combining our system with risk communications while enjoying the value provided from our legacy OSR and PMS services gives customers a cost-effective, one-stop service solution to enable optimised PDCA.”

The system provides real-time voyage routing with alerts sent to relevant parties on ship or on shore when a vessel or vessels drift off their target CII rating or planned CO2 emissions. The new service has been tested by existing clients as part of the development process, including open-hatch bulker operator Saga Welco.

“Optimising fleet performance while enhancing safety, efficiency and environmental responsiveness is key to ensuring successful and profitable operations. Weathernews’ new solution  is a user-friendly and empowering solution that will be a core part of our operational optimisation efforts going forward,” said Saga Welco Vessel Performance Manager, Helge Røttingen.

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