AtoBviaC, whose tables are used by RasGas, GDF Suez and BW Gas, notes that LNG vessels attract the highest charter rates, and consequently require absolute accuracy for voyage and capacity planning if journeys are to prove financially viable.
“Vessels’ schedules are always being modified, and the tables are a perfect way to verify that voyage changes can be done on time,” said Vincent Guillevic, shipping superintendent at Yemen LNG.
“They are also very simple to use with an important list of specific LNG destinations, and options, like being able to manually modify or add waypoints on automatic routes, make this application a must-have.”
Capt Trevor Hall, director of AtoBviaC, also added that: “This review is of importance not only to our LNG clients, but also to every vessel owner and operator we work with.”
“We have been able to make sure that our route tables continue to set the standards for routeing and distance information for the maritime industry, delivering high quality, realistic calculations of journey options.”