Syroco has introduced improved weather routing into its voyage optimisation system, to support operators in improving the fuel efficiency of their ships.
Syroco EfficientShip creates a digital twin of the ship, based on available data and backed by artificial intelligence, to compute optimised routes that reduce fuel consumption and emissions while accounting for constraints such as expected time of arrival.
The chosen route, which is recalculated every time weather conditions or other parameters change, is transmitted to the crew via an onboard application. The interface, specifically designed for use on the bridge, produces real-time recommendations on the ideal ship configuration for the prevailing conditions.
“Legacy routing solutions fall short in two ways: they are impractical for operational use on board vessels, and inefficient because they use older algorithms and imprecise weather data,” said Alex Caizergues, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Syroco.
“Syroco EfficientShip places a strong emphasis on both the accuracy of algorithms and data, and on ergonomics in order to engage crews in the carbon reduction process. The solution allows them to understand the impact of their operational choices, thanks in particular to real-time visibility on fuel savings and emissions reduction.”
In addition to real-time guidance to the crew, the application also provides voyage reports that highlight fuel and emissions savings and support further performance analysis, to improve planning of future voyages and provide data for sharing with regulatory authorities.