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Weather routing for safe and efficient shipping

Shipping has always been at the mercy of the elements, but modern scientific advances in meteorology and weather forecasting means that owners, operators and masters of vessels can be better prepared than ever for whatever the sea weather has in store for them.

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions

Powered by SMHI

World-class weather performance solutions

GAC has teamed up with the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) to form GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions to help vessels plan safe, profitable shipping by devising the optimum route to ensure the safety of your vessels, cargoes and crews, and to maximise economy.

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions offers a package which includes onboard weather routing and online performance analysis to give you the basis to make the right decisions for your vessels. Our wide range of customised products and meteorological expertise brings the benefits of:  

  • Fuel savings (some customers save up to 10% on fuel with smart planning)
  • Time savings from significant improvement in ETA accuracy
  • Reduced weather-related damage
  • 24/7 marine meteorological support to ships and operators by phone or e-mail
  • Informed route advice and assistance to Master from skilled marine meteorologists
  • Advanced performance evaluation and documentation. No new technical investment required.
  • Fleetweb software giving up-to-date with real-time ship information and weather observations online including global weather forecast, SatC polling/4times per day, daily reports and performance information.
  • Past performance analysis and estimates based on voyage predictions which provides an accurate insight into the vessel’s performance.
  • Safe navigation with real-time weather reporting and route planning

GAC-SMHI’s world-class weather performance solutions for safe, economical navigation are used by ship owners and operators in all shipping sectors, including tankers, dry bulk, Ro/Ro, reefers, car carriers, container ships and other specialised vessels.

Contact us: smhi@gac.com


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.




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