World class weather services for the maritime market
Worldwide trade is heavily reliant on the international shipping industry and it is in the interest of all parties to find the safest and most efficient way to transport goods from port to port. MeteoGroup supplies the most accurate and reliable maritime weather forecasts on the market, enabling our customers to optimise their ship routing around the globe.
Weather and the maritime industry
The weather is intrinsically linked to all aspects of the shipping industry.
Owners and insurers
Damage to vessels and cargo caused by weather can be expensive for ship owners and insurers and, in many cases, can cause delays whilst surveys and repairs are carried out.
Charterers and traders
When transporting goods, traders and charterers need reliable and accurate information about costs and arrival times and need to be sure that the vessel is performing to the highest standard. With accurate weather information, charterers and traders can improve efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. Performance analysis provides charterers with the necessary information to evaluate whether the ships have been performing up to standard.
The primary benefits of ship weather routing services are time and cost reductions and increased safety. Savings in operating costs are derived from reduced transit time, avoidance of heavy weather encounters, optimised fuel consumption, reduced cargo and hull damage, more efficient scheduling of dockside activities, fewer emergency repairs, more efficient use of personnel and extended ship operating life.
Benefits of our forecasting solutions
MeteoGroup's accurate and reliable weather data is essential for route optimisation, performance analysis and fleet management.
Our products and services enable you to save time and fuel, reduce CO2 emissions and optimise planning based on accurate ETA's whilst keeping crew, ship and cargo safe. To learn about how our products will help you adhere to the 2012 Guidelines for the Development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), please click here.
Combining our detailed data for wind and other weather elements with our accurate information about sea conditions such as waves, current and swell, enables you to optimise your ship's route.
By calculating the optimum route and achieving the maximum performance from a ship with detailed and accurate weather information we endeavour to optimise your fleet. Performance analysis reports provide you with the information you need to detect underperformance and act accordingly. Improve the performance of your fleet with daily performance reports direct from the ship to the office.
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23rd May 2013: MeteoGroup, the global private weather company, has launched its latest onboard weather forecasting and ship performance optimisation system: SPOS8. The new release of SPOS, the world’s leading onboard weather routing system, introduces an extensive inventory of new features and enhancements, providing