SPOS weather routing

SPOS Onboard

Ship Performance Optimisation System (SPOS) Onboard is the world’s leading onboard weather routing system. With SPOS Onboard the ship’s route can be optimised, taking into account sea conditions such as wind, waves and swell, current and other weather elements.

SPOS has proven to be the most accurate and reliable weather routing system in the world with timely updates ensuring that the crew is always aware of their surroundings and the weather forecast.

SPOS is designed to enable captain and crew to adjust the route calculations depending on the weather information provided and the ship’s specific
characteristics. The captain can then chart the optimum route (both in terms of safety and efficiency) for his ship in prevailing conditions.

SPOS Onboard ensures vessels navigate the globe safely and efficiently, reducing fuel consumption and emissions, contributing to a clean environment.

What does SPOS Onboard offer?

SPOS has been designed to improve vessel performance and increase safety for crew, vessel and cargo. Instead of providing the master with a predefined route, SPOS provides detailed weather information onboard, as well as advice and support during the planning and execution of ocean voyages.

Forecasts
Weather forecasts are received twice daily via e-mail or http download and weather maps can be displayed on screen or printed.

Input
                                    Captain and crew can enter and update vessel and voyage data during transit.

                                    Route
                                    SPOS calculates the optimum route and sets out alternatives.
Taking into account weather, ocean current, speed curve, fuel curve and ship
 characteristics.

Voyage
Save your best route and update with the latest weather forecast each day.


  
SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan)
SPOS onboard weather and voyage planning covers several SEEMP related measures including speed reduction, voyage execution, fixed ETA planning and damage avoidance.


What are the key benefits?
• Reliable weather data
• Efficient voyage and ETA planning
• Saves fuel and time
• Easy tool for comparing speed and route alternatives
• Increased safety level for masters and crew
• Implementation in SEEMP regulation
• 24/7 weather operations support

Integrating SPOS On-board Weather Routing with ECDIS

Optimized voyage planning with route exchange between SPOS and ECDIS systems.

What is it?
MeteoGroup together with major ECDIS suppliers and chart distributors have combined their key products to provide the ideal integrated solution of voyage route optimization; weather routing with SPOS combined with navigational planning in voyage planner software and actual routing in an ECDIS. The combined SPOS and ECDIS service is designed to be quick and efficient to use and the strengths of both products help captains fully optimise their voyage planning. 
With this combination it is possible to transfer route data from SPOS to the voyage planner software and to ECDIS and vice-versa to safely and efficiently navigate voyages.

To reach this, MeteoGroup works together with major ECDIS and chart suppliers, PC Maritime with Navmaster,  Transas NaviSailor, Thomas Gunn (GNS) with Voyager, Sperry Marine, Furuno and the UKHO with e-Navigator.        

Why choose for the combination of SPOS and ECDIS?
MeteoGroup understands the complex responsibilities a Captain has to manage, including safety, cargo operations, crew management and compliance with local and international laws and company and flag state policies. Juggling these responsibilities and regulations reduces the time available for voyage route optimization which is why the combined SPOS and ECDIS Service are designed to be quick and efficient to use. And we have united our strengths to help captains fully optimize their voyage planning. With this combination it is possible to transfer route data from SPOS to the ECDIS and vice-versa to efficiently and safely navigate voyages.

What does the SPOS interchanging with ECDIS systems offer?
The NaviSailor, Navmaster, Furuno, Voyager, Sperry and e-Navigator program route templates are interchangeable with SPOS, so the Master can create a route in his ECDIS or voyage planning program and then load it into SPOS for optimization; taking into account weather limits, speed profile, bunker profile, voyage speed, fixed ETA, track types and delays.