Plan , Monitor and Save........


Plan, Monitor, and Save........................

BOSS optimizes fuel consumption through planning and monitoring of optimum speed schedule as well as optimal route, without compromising on the arrival time with 5-7% M/E bunker savings. BOSS generates route using dynamic programming from a grid and compute thousands of speed-course combinations to choose the most optimum schedule.
Blue Water has always been dedicated to enlarging the scope of bunker savings and curtailing carbon footprint. This further strengthens our belief that “Anything which gets monitored objectively gets better."

A typical Suezmax may consume up to 1500 MT in a trans-Pacific voyage. A weather foresight across the entire route space when used by a smart algorithm can help decide a route and a speed schedule that optimizes the fuel consumption for just in time arrival at the destination. Unlike traditional weather routing services, our algorithm exhaustively explores all possible speed and course combinations to decide the most optimal voyage plan under the constraints of the agreed CP terms and safe navigation guidelines. We have a proven track record of an average 5-7% fuel savings against a transparent voyage benchmarking system.

BOSS explores all possible voyage scenarios on a weather indexed grid and uses a combination of dynamic speed scheduling and weather routing to plan the most optimum voyage schedule. Dynamic speed scheduling allows the vessel to speed up or slow down in order to avoid exposure to adverse weather. Speed schedule when combined with weather routing, further increases the scope of optimization by not only reducing bad weather exposure but also exploiting favorable winds and ocean currents throughout the passage.

Voyage simulations are performed using a vessel-specific hydrodynamic model based on data from previous voyage abstracts, vessel performance tests and incoming noon reports through our MIRROR reporting system. Our dynamic programming-based optimization algorithm takes into account several constraints including, but not limited to the following: -

          Charter-party terms

           Navigational hazards, ice limits                                                          

           Vessel-specific restrictions - Max/Min RPM, Roll, Pitch

           Speed constraints in certain areas HRA/VRA

           Bunkering stoppages

These constraints ensure that the generated voyage plan is feasible in a real-world scenario and the estimates we get before the voyage commencement are as accurate as possible. Once the exhaustive simulation is complete, BOSS finds a range of achievable arrival times under the given constraints and an optimum voyage plan can be generated for any given arrival time within this range.

Following are some of the advantages of BOSS optimization methodology against other weather routing services: -

           No retrofitting/Installation required onboard.

           Vessel specific simulations ensuring accurate estimates and

             practicable voyage plan

           The vessel has direct access to the Blue Water technical experts


           The regular plan updates on every 5th day with the latest
             weather forecast or in-cases of deviation with projections

           Increase in repute among all the stakeholders and better
            customer relations

           Objective monitoring with man-machine combination to decide
            measures essential for further optimization

In the year from April 2018- May 2019 we managed around 3473 voyages for our clients and savings of around 15502.7 MT were achieved through our system, which corresponds to an emission reduction of around 48213.3 MT (CO2).

The cost of fuel savings realized through BOSS may appear to be nominal in the backdrop of very low bunker prices, but the reduction in harmful emissions by deploying our zero capital investment services are certainly commendable to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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