June 4, 2013 - Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) today announced substantial advancements to its Bon Voyage (BVS) marine voyage optimization system with the release of BVS Version 7.0. The new developments are intended to help ship captains find safer and more fuel-efficient routes. BVS 7.0 includes access to high-resolution weather and ocean data via broadband, enhanced voyage optimization and new safety features.
BVS generates highly compressed color-enhanced maps and graphics allowing captains to easily view and interpret potential problem areas. With this data, captains have access to 16-day forecasts updated four times per day and other parameters such as pirate attack information, port vicinity forecasts, satellite imagery and high seas bulletins delivered in near real time. BVS 7.0 also has an improved optimization algorithm that includes customizable speed down and consumption curves that deliver more accurate estimates of fuel cost and time en route. Additionally, BVS includes several safety features such as resonance alerts to inform captains of the potential for severe motions, easy access to rogue wave forecasts and advanced environmental modeling that enables AWT to accurately forecast storm strengths and effects. For more information, click here.
Images of BVS are available here.
AWT (www.awtworldwide.com) is the leading provider of fleet optimization services and onboard voyage management software designed to help ship owners, charterers, operators, fleet managers and captains identify the safest, most time-efficient or fuel-efficient routes for their fleets, as well as reduce fuel consumption, costs and carbon emissions. AWT is focused solely on the maritime industry and staffed by world-renowned experts in ship routing, meteorology, IT, and maritime science, as well as former ship captains. Using the most sophisticated technology available, AWT routes more ships per month than any other company. Founded in 1996, AWT is privately held and headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, with worldwide offices located in the UK, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Germany, New York, and New Jersey. More information is available at www.awtworldwide.com or by calling 1-408-731-8600.