Ocean and weather information can be incorporated into shipboard fuel management systems to cut costs for owners
Royston collaborated with Tidetech to overlay metocean data on an electronic fuel management system (EFMS) for more accurate vessel tracking and route planning.
This enables high-resolution data from Tidetech global datasets on environmental conditions to be displayed on the map dashboard of ERMS enginei.
The detailed map overlays on the enginei web portal will assist ship operators to improve fuel management and emissions control through enhanced route planning.
Metocean map overlays display:
These maps are fully integrated with enginei fuel consumption data in the web portal. Tidetech’s marine data integration platform is remotely connected to the enginei EFMS portal for ship masters.
This portal also provides onshore fleet management teams direct access to real-time onboard data and prevailing conditions.
Royston’s enginei uses Coriolis flowmeters and sensors and algorithms to accurately monitor fuel consumed by each of a vessel’s engines. This is tracked against GPS data from the ship, environmental conditions and the vessel’s operational mode.
Data is collected and processed on board, then relayed to touchscreen monitors in the bridge to enable the ship’s navigator to adjust vessel speed and maximise energy efficiency.
Riviera Maritime Media’s next Optimised Ship Forum will be held in London on 11 December including a presentation by Peter Schrøder, Chief Digital Officer, Maersk Tankers