Weather routing is a key tool to take full advantage of wind assistance. While voyage optimization is already common practice for some standard vessels, for wind assist it takes a whole new value.
Voyage optimization for wind-assisted ships means that the vessel seeks
the wind conditions that will ensure the largest fuel savings. The way we do this is by adopting an innovative three-dimensional optimization where the course and the speed of the vessel are both optimized so that the ship will benefit from the most favorable wind speeds and directions.
For each voyage, hundreds of simulations are carried out considering multiple weekly departures during a certain period of years and reliable weather data are used to determine the best route for the ship while ETA is kept the same as business as usual.
Weather routing can boost the savings of your WASP ship. Get in contact to find out more.