EXPERIENCES AND RESULTS OF THE SHIP ROUTING OF THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE (KNMI)

Since 1960, an ever increasing number of ships has been routed by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. The result on several routes across the North Atlantic Ocean during the period August 1969 to August 1974 is described. Distinction is made between westbound and eastbound voyages, winter and summer season, different types of ships, and different speed classes. Some results are also given on a monthly basis. Next to the saving of time, it is shown that there are other benefits of weather routing, such as less risk of damage to ship and cargo, more comfort for passengers and crew, a better ability to meet schedule, and a better estimation of the time of arrival.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

    C/O Bibliotheek van het Koninklijk
    De Bilt,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Korevaar, C G
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KNMI-WR-76-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM