METIS to integrate DTN weather data into routing optimisation

METIS Cyberspace Technology has signed an agreement with analytics company DTN to integrate its Vessel Routing API into the METIS Augmented Routing Optimization system, linking their respective expertise in weather data and AI-based analytics.

Rather than aiming to avoid adverse weather completely, weather-optimised routing helps to find the most efficient route available to maintain safe navigation, with the officer of the watch updated throughout the voyage.

Based on the unique characteristics of individual ships and their cargoes, both METIS Augmented Routing Optimization and the DTN Vessel Routing API continuously optimise for speed, cost, fuel consumption and emissions. Powered by AI, the integrated analytics take the vessel’s changing operating environment into account, optimising routing to adapt to the conditions based on the relationships between different performance parameters.

This real-time analysis of ship performance can assist ships in responding to ETA requirements, contracted speeds, bunker consumption or emissions reporting, the partners note. On shore, managers can calculate and recalculate routes to optimise schedules, propose route adjustments, and evaluate voyage performance against charter party expectations.

“Formalising the agreement with DTN is highly significant, because integrating weather-optimised routing functionality with Augmented Routing Optimization changes what is achievable for ship performance,” said Andreas Symeonidis, Marketing and Partner Relations Manager, METIS Cyberspace Technology.

“Just as METIS analytics optimise performance for machinery, hull fouling and damages, maintenance and repairs, fuel oil and crew skills on each and every vessel, Augmented Routing Optimization can now adapt to weather conditions.”

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