GAC-SMHI Weather SolutionsPowered by SMHI
Safe, profitable shipping is largely about the impact of the weather on the vessel and cargo, and selecting the optimum route. GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions is a strategic alliance between GAC and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) formed specially to offer a range of customised products and meteorological expertise to help global maritime business achieve increased safety and profitability.
GAC-SMHI’s total concept approach which includes Onboard Weather Routing and Online Performance Analysis services can help provide a far sounder basis for making decisions in your business.
Safe cargo and ship
Deciding on the best route is especially difficult for some routes during specific times of the year. GAC-SMHI can advise the boundaries of immediately hazardous weather, thus increasing the safety of your cargo and vessel.
Bunker fuel consumption savings
The key to minimising bunker fuels costs is to capitalise on reliable forecasts and following the route where calm and steady weather prevails. Such knowledge provided by GAC-SMHI enables you to adapt your speed, reduce your margins and save bunker fuels from the outset, yet keeping to the required ETA.
Just-in-time with ETA planning
GAC-SMHI’s reliable calculations of speed to the destination based on the ship’s conditions, forecast winds, waves and currents can eliminate unnecessary, costly delays.
Visualised support for ship-owners and operators
Our Fleetweb combines modern visualisation technology, service design and an advanced but intuitive monitoring interface. By linking several systems to each other, a total overview of your fleet is obtained, allowing you to ensure optimised utilisation of your vessels.
Shore-based managers can get realistic situation reports on their fleet through timely reports on vessel positions and routes, along with reported vs calculated ETA and latest weather forecasts for the entire world. Customisable alerts can attract managers’ attention to fleet performance issues pro-actively so they can initiate remedial action.
We offer flexibility for clients to choose from various service levels, from the highest (offering advanced calculations made onboard with input from GAC-SMHI) to more basic calculations and recommendations sent by e-mail or telex.
We provide the tools you need for the optimum management of your fleet, with a Total Concept where:
- Advanced data about expected winds, waves and currents is given, supporting the ship’s master and enabling you to choose the best route for your vessel.
- The web-based application Fleetweb helps you monitor and control your fleet, enabling you to make informed commercial decisions, in good time, based on reliable information and analyses in the “Ongoing Voyage analysis” feature.
- A post voyage analysis gives you a full break-down of completed voyages.
||SMHI Onboard Routing (SOR), an advanced onboard planning software-based service (normal PC and e-mail required). Allowing the ships Masters to receive and view high quality weather forecast from SMHI and perform route optimizations, and analysis for the next or current voyage, allowing fuel savings and bad weather avoidance. In combination with Route Advice from our high skilled marine meteorologists at SMHI this is a powerful tool to help the Master to do the right thing in the right moment.|
The latest updated version of our custom-made on-line application Fleetweb keeps you updated and helps you be proactive rather than reactive.
Fleetweb uses modern visualisation technology, service design and advanced intuitive monitoring interface. By linking several systems to each other, you get a total overview of the fleet, while ensuring optimum use of your vessels. It now also gives you the benefits of careful monitoring, SMHI's forecasts and observations, and data reported by vessels - in a single system, significantly enhancing your proactive communication options.
Analyses of past performance and estimates based on voyage predictions mean you can take action to reduce fuel consumption and minimise the risk of your vessels arriving late, as well as ensuring vessel, cargo and crew safety.
|Post Voyage Analysis
||Our PVA (Post Voyage Analysis) service combines recorded data with the Captain’s reported information to provide a reliable performance evaluation for each individual voyage. Starting points include speed, weather and current along the entire route of a voyage, before customised performance and fuel consumption are added to the formula. |
GAC SMHI Weather Solutions is a business area of GAC Solutions Limited which at all times acts as "As Agents Only" in respect of the supply of certain products and/or services sold on behalf of Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) or associated companies/institutes of theirs and all business undertaken is subject to SMHI’s Standard Conditions of Business, which are incorporated into all contracts to which they are a party. SMHI’s Standard Conditions of Business are available from our office upon request.