Shipowners are embracing a new generation of weather routing tools as they look to optimise vessel performance in the face of higher fuel costs and looming environmental regulations. Metocean data provider Tidetech reports that owners are increasingly requesting high resolution data for regional trading patterns and coastal waters where tides and currents can have a greater impact on fuel consumption than on an ocean voyage. The renewed take-up of interest in weather routing is
Applied oceanography specialist Tidetech will present the results of its recent route optimisation trial with a major cruise line at the Green Ship Technology (GST) conference in Copenhagen, 27-29 March 2012.
Applied oceanography specialist Tidetech has introduced tidal optimisation as a critical tool for improving efficiency on coastal shipping routes.
New data that enables ships and superyachts to improve their routing efficiency is being trialled with a major cruise line company.