JWA launches performance management service

Japan Weather Association (JWA) has announced the commercial launch of its POLARIS Report ship assessment analysis service, combining weather forecasting with vessel operational analytics delivered through the Inmarsat Fleet Data service.

The POLARIS Report combines a range of vessel operational data with JWA’s POLARIS Forecast and POLARIS Hindcast services for meteorological and oceanographic data to assess and analyse the fuel consumption and propulsive performance of ships.

The service can be used to assist in Carbon Intensity Index (CII) calculations and management, as well as providing proposals to improve operational efficiency based on the analysis contained in the POLARIS Report.

This includes evaluating vessel performance in actual sea conditions, calculating the impact of weather and sea conditions using past and current weather data, as well as other evaluation indicators verifying the effectiveness of fuel consumption reduction methods.

Based on the evaluation of actual voyages taken, the system will propose the most efficient changes for future operations, taking into account its database of meteorological data.

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