MeteoGroup has in partnership with ABB agreed on a contract with Maersk Line to equip 140 container vessels with SPOS Seakeeping. The advanced approach to forecasting a vessels motion will help optimise routes and ensure safety.
Combined with ABB's Octopus motion-forecasting product, the Seakeeping module will allow Captains avoid routes where the ships motion thresholds are likely to be exceeded. The combined service allows for more advanced and accurate route planning and an early response to adverse conditions when they are forecast. The collaboration will include advanced 3D modelling to calculate motions indicating a vessels likely response to weather conditions.
Business Unit Director Marine, at MeteoGroup, Mark White said: "Maersk are long time users of MeteoGroup's SPOS (Ship Performance Optimisation System) and we are delighted that they have chosen to work with us and ABB in implementing SPOS Seakeeping across their vessels. This is a great vote of confidence in MeteoGroup's ingoing program of innovation and product development."