Fleet Forecast & Routing

Cargo Ships Weather Routing, Inc. (WRI) offers a variety of forecast services for commercial shipping fleets. Whether a container vessel transiting across the North Pacific, or a bulk carrier proceeding from South Africa to China, WRI's detailed route/weather advisories give the necessary information for safe and efficient transits. Our forecasts are individually prepared, based on the specific location and route of the vessel.

WRI combines the best of technology with a long history of marine forecast experience to provide accurate, detailed forecasts. WRI is continuously monitoring and analyzing weather and ocean current patterns to evaluate for the optimum route: fast and safe.

Comparison Route Sample Forecast Currents along Southern Japan
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Tug & Barge Forecasts

Barge Weather Routing, Inc. (WRI) offers a variety of forecast services for tug/barge and small craft/ferry operators. Whether a slow moving barge transiting across the Gulf of Mexico, a regular ferry run, or a supply vessel fleet off the Nigeria coast, WRI’s detailed voyage and site specific forecasts can give the necessary information to maintain safe and efficient operations.

WRI combines the best of technology with a long history of marine forecast experience to provide accurate, detailed forecasts. WRI is continuously monitoring and analyzing weather and ocean current patterns to evaluate for the optimum route: fast and safe.

Sample Tug Forecast Currents Map Seas Map
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Heavy Weather Monitoring

Heavy Seas Image WRI has developed an exclusive heavy weather monitoring program for your fleet, keeping you advised of heavy weather threats before they impact your vessel.

When we are expecting heavy weather to affect a vessel (based on your own given wind/sea constraints), we will commence our full forecast and routing services, in order to minimize/avoid the heavy weather.

As part of our heavy weather monitoring program, we provide Dolphin website access, daily forecast maps emailed direct to the vessel, and port forecasts for current and/or upcoming ports of call. A daily heavy weather summary is also emailed to land-based staff, giving a 5-day "heads up" of any potential problems for your vessels.

Heavy Weather Alert Port Forecast Forecast Map
Heavy Weather Monitoring
 

Tropical Surveillance

Satellite Imagery of Tropical Cyclone WRI's team of experienced Tropical Meteorologists have been forecasting, analyzing, and monitoring Tropical systems for over 50 years. WRI maintains constant surveillance of the tropical regions of the world, issuing daily tropical summaries for all the seasonally active major ocean basins with all of your affected ships listed.

If an area is suspect for tropical development, WRI classifies the system as a "tropical low", and issues forecast positions and intensity - often 2-3 days ahead of government agencies. This additional lead time is critical for safe/efficient operations for your fleet to prepare for any route or itinerary changes. WRI's tropical advisories are provided in addition to our recommendation for a safe and efficient route (to minimize any delay).

Tropical Summary Text Tropical Summary Map Tropical Page on Dolphin
Tropical Threat Monitoring
  • Vessel's are monitored for any tropical threat several days in advance.
  • Analysis of all officially classified tropical systems.
  • Pre-classify systems as Tropical Lows usually 2-3 days before government agencies.
  • Daily Tropical Summaries for seasonally active basins with your affected ships itemized.
  • Access to Tropical Tracker on WRI's Dolphin Fleet Management website
  • Full route/weather advisories commenced to minimize/avoid threat.
 

Specialized Services

Wind Charts

Climate Studies

WRI can provide long-term climate studies for any particular region of the globe. The reports are a climatological summary of typical seasonal winds, seas, ocean surface currents, gale/storm frequency and track, precipitation, and any other weather parameters for a particular region or locality. These studies are extremely helpful for long range planning or sensitive operations, and can also be tailored to include specific information/details at your request.

Forensic Reports

WRI's Marine Specialists utilize a wide range of archived weather data to construct a detailed forensic report for any weather-related legal case worldwide. Archived weather data includes satellite, radar, ship/land/buoy observations, satellite derived ocean surface winds (scatterometer data), and many more types of information.

If you are interested in a Climatology Study or Forensic Report, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Port Exposure Based on Season
Specialized Services
  • Customized climate reports available for any location.
  • Detailed forensic analysis for any legal cases or claims.
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