Weather Routing Services

Weather Routing Service aims to find the optimum route between 2 positions at sea. Many times, the shortest distance is not the quickest route, due to the presence of wind, currents and waves which can seriously affect the speed of a ship, and have to be forecasted in advance, in order to construct an optimum route that saves time and bunkers. The calculation of the optimum route should integrate various data:

  • Type of Vessel and Condition (Ballast or Laden)
  • Wind forecast and generated Wind Waves
  • Swell forecast
  • Expected Tide and Ocean Surface Currents

The objectives of weather routing are generally the following:

  • Avoid sailing in too strong winds and gusts
  • Avoid Tropical Cyclones or Developments
  • Avoid navigational areas with strong adverse currents
  • Avoid where sea state is difficult, e.g. strong effect of adverse and long swells
  • Maintain an optimum ETA at destination
  • Minimize fuel consumption

Oceanroute S.A. can be your valuable partner, providing marine weather forecasts and tropical alerts worldwide, advising optimum ship routes for any kind of sea passage (coastal, ocean) and preparing Post Voyage Analysis at the end of each passage. Oceanroute S.A. can re-construct also Historic Voyage Analysis, based on the archive of Actual Weather Conditions prevailed worldwide since 2010. Oceanroute S.A. uses the latest and the most reliable weather models to provide accurate marine weather forecasts, in respect of Winds, Swell Height and Direction, Significant Waves Height, Pressure, Wind Gusts, and Ocean Surface Currents.

Check out what we offer to our clients!

Daily Weather Forecasts

  • Marine weather forecast (Wind, Significant Wave Height and Surface Pressure

Ocean Surface Currents

  • Real Time Ocean Forecast System

Optimum Route

  • Recommended Route prior Commencement of Sea Passage

Post Voyage Analysis

  • Performance Analysis on Speed and Consumption upon completion of each passage

Construction of Historic Voyage Analysis

  • Construction of P.V.A. for any kind of historic passage within the last 10 years.

  • Appointment as Independent Routing Company to issue Final Post Voyage Analysis

Shadow Monitoring

  • Ideally for Ship Owners that wish to compare the Daily Performance of their Fleet against C/P Description

Tropical Storm Advisories

  • Tracking and Forecasting of tropical cyclones (depressions, storms, hurricanes, typhoons)

Legal advice on Speed and Consumption Disputes.

  • Legal advice on Speed and Consumption Disputes.

  • Commercial advice to Owners and Operators on the wording of Performance and Weather Routing clauses in charter-parties.

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  • Present and Historic Weather Conditions at ports Worldwide.

  • Ideally for Owners & Operators employing their ships on Voyage Charter to double check SoF and Laytime Calculations


Payment Options

Pay as you go option for individual vessels and voyages

Lump sum payment per month for annual contracts.

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