The Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) is designed to assist ship owners and operators to attain best practices for fuel efficient operations such as better speed management, timing of ship and engine repairs and cleaning, timed arrivals, optimum routing to maximize currents and minimize weather and much more. Energy Efficiency is designed to minimize the greenhouse gas output, but will ultimately save money through lower bunker consumption.

The IMO provides "Guidance on Best Practices for Fuel Efficient Operations for Ships" which details a number of energy improvement methods for consideration as part of a SEEMP. Weather Routing, Inc. (WRI) can assist with the following guidelines: Utilizing WRI's products and services will bring your fleet into compliance with SEEMP and IMO Regulations and will mean more efficient ship operations. Using WRI's SEEMP prodcuts will also assist in keeping your vessels safe, and will ultimately lower your operation and bunker costs.
Online Weather Voyage Planner
Vessel Ship Status Report While Underway

Improved Voyage Planning and Execution

Pre-Voyage Reports

WRI issues a preliminary voyage analysis usually two days prior to departure, providing the vessel (and client) with an initial recommendation for optimum route taking into account expected weather/currents and any special considerations. This allows for early communication between the vessel/client and WRI and provides our clients with preliminary data required to make informed decisions regarding upcoming voyages.

Pre-Voyage Reports include:
  • Route recommendation with track chart
  • Projected distance and ETA
  • Projected fuel oil/diesel oil consumption
  • Projected maximum winds/seas over next 7 days
  • Overall ocean current favorability
  • Estimated time/distance and bunker consumption in any ECA zones
  • Any special comments or considerations on upcoming transit

Optimum Route/Weather Advisories

WRI's advisories can be utilized during any voyage so that the vessel has all the tools and information for an optimum transit (most efficient in terms of distance, time and bunkers consumed). WRI's team of experienced marine forecasters and route analysts provide detailed route/weather advisories taking into consideration all the "variables" advised such as ETA requirements, timing of berth availability, weather, currents and distance to prosecute a voyage most efficiently. Even on coastal and shorter transits, WRI's advisories can frequently save valuable hours and bunkers consumed in evaluation of any potential heavy weather and ocean currents. With good communication between WRI, vessel, and the land-based staff, an optimum route can be realized with significant time and bunker savings.

Please view our Fleet Forecast and Routing page for more details on WRI's optimum route/weather advisories.

Dolphin Voyage Planner (DVP)

Available as part of our Dolphin Fleet Management website, this online product can be utilized by the bridge team prior to departure and during each transit. WRI's software package enables the crew to effectively plan an efficient transit utilizing the latest data: ocean currents, forecast winds and seas and other factors. Additionally, DVP enables comparison of different routes or different speed/consumption rates for the most efficient transit, whether considering time or bunkers. Using optimized speed, a fuel efficient transit can be routinely achieved using DVP as an effective tool. The same data can be viewed and evaluated also by the land-based operations for total transparency and efficient planning.

Please view our Dolphin Fleet Management page for more details on products available on Dolphin and Dolphin Voyage Planner.
Pre Voyage Report  IMO Regulations / Voyage Planning

Sample Vessel Forecast / Recommended Route

Vessel Comparison Routes on Dolphin

Fleet Management Services and Products

Speed/Consumption Performance Analysis

WRI's speed and consumption performance analysis evaluates the weather and currents which affected the vessel's speed/consumption, and compares this to the rated or warranted sped/consumption. Over time a summary of performance is invaluable in ascertaining the true performance of the vessel. Specifically, the actual speed and the actual consumption which are calculated in "real-time" can answer the question, "Is the vessel losing efficiency (less speed per ton of bunker)?". Reviewing these reports can reveal problems: fouled props, dirty bottoms, engine maintenance required, or other areas in need of attention to maintain efficiency. The reports and summaries are available on Dolphin and are a great asset in evaluating a fleet's efficiency in compliance with SEEMP.

Please visit our Dolphin Fleet Management and Performance Analysis pages for more details.

Voyage Efficiency Reports

Using "average" transits as a base, "real-time" transits are compared for optimum efficiency. This product can show the crew's ability to prosecute the transit with the optimum route and a "better than average" crossing. The "goal" is to always be seeking a better and more efficient transit (less greenhouse gas emissions and minimize costs of operations and bunkers). WRI's Efficiency Reports, available on Dolphin, also show the potential savings utilizing WRI's tools (Voyage Planning and Optimum Routing). Reports can be generated which show your Return on Investment by vessel or for your entire fleet, along with the bunker/operating cost and greenhouse gas savings achieved by using WRI's services.

Emissions Reports

Using information supplied from each vessel transit, WRI produces a report which shows the vessel's "carbon footprint". The EEOI (Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator), which calculates rate of greenhouse gas output per "work done", can be reviewed over time to monitor energy efficiency. Reports for each vessel are available on our Dolphin website. Analysis of each vessel's engine efficiency is critical in compliance with SEEMP to maintain ship performance and minimize operation and bunker costs.
Vessel Performance, Efficiency, Performance Report

Vessel Efficiency by Vessel. Fleet Performance Monitoring

Vessel Emission Reports
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