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Fuel optimisation from AWT

Applied Weather Technology (AWT) has announced its new Fuel Optimisation Service.

The service is initiated by a client request, specifying the vessel’s full Charter Party (C/P) speed and consumption as well as any alternative eco-speeds being considered. AWT then determines the most efficient safe route, and recommended speed if a required ETA is provided, balancing voyage time and fuel consumption.

A voyage time and consumption estimate is provided, as well as total cost when requested, at both the recommended speed to make the required ETA and any alternative eco-speeds.

As part of the process, a pre-voyage report is also provided showing the calculated results in terms of time, consumption, and cost if requested, of all considered routes.

En route, AWT monitors both the route and vessel performance in relation to speed and consumption, providing a daily status report via e-mail and voyage information via PORTAL, AWT’s secure client site.

Upon completion of each voyage, an end of voyage report is generated comparing the time en route and consumption, and costs if requested, along the actual route sailed against both the instructed speed and the full C/P speed (or recommended speed to make a required ETA) allowing ship operators to quantify and report on savings achieved.

“As fuel prices remain volatile, AWT has worked closely with its extensive client base to find economical solutions for all involved in the ship owning/chartering chain,” said Skip Vaccarello, president and CEO of AWT.

“Upcoming IMO regulations such as SEEMP and others are putting even greater pressure on ship owners to find solutions to increase efficiency and show quantifiable results — which is why we developed this timely service.”

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