OPTIMIZATION OF SHIP ROUTING

It has been the successful ability of Oceanroutes to blend the skills of marine forecasting and those of ship performance analysis, that has allowed the company to assist ships in reducing underway times while optimizing fuel usage and minimizing cargo and hull damages. Oceanrouting is the science of applying meteorological and oceanographic data to the trans-ocean crossing of a specific ship by allowing the master to take advantage of wind, sea, swell and current conditions. Staffed with over fifty meteorologists, oceanographers, kymologists (ocean engineers), and master mariners, Oceanroutes provides the most comprehensive data dissemination service by assisting some 850 ships monthly. Services rendered by the company include initial route recommendations, subsequent diversions, pertinent weather advisories, fuel optimization programs, performance evaluations of ship speeds and fuel efficiency reports. Oceanroutes provides the world's most complete marine management programs for vessels enroute. This Optimization of Ship Routing transcript includes the basic weather routing procedures, its time saving results, its damage reduction results, the potential fuel reduction statistics, and the performance capabilities of ships enroute.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 21-36
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: North-Holland Publishing Company
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM