The world’s sixth-largest container carrier has expanded its deployment of StormGeo’s weather routing technology to cover its entire fleet.

The companies announced they had increased their partnership, which began in July 2019, to give Ocean Network Express (ONE) access to a wider range of services including enhanced routing, ETA services for sensitive trade routes, and fleet-wide installation of StormGeo’s onboard software, s-Planner BVS. ONE’s onshore staff also has access to StormGeo’s s-Insight web platform, giving instant visibility of the location and performance of the fleet.

Sachin Sirsikar, General Manager Global Vessel Operations at ONE said, “Having access to weather forecasts specific to our voyages helps us manage our strict ETAs with a focus on safety and fuel efficiency.”

The companies said that StormGeo’s systems and routing advice had become accepted and trusted by ONE personnel ashore and onboard by proving its efficacy throughout their partnership.

“Our customer service teams have a great relationship with ONE, particularly with their Global Ocean Route Advisory team in Singapore. We work hard to ensure their fleet is safe, timely and fuel efficient, utilising constant power to optimize their passages. It’s truly a win-win co-operation,” said Kim Sørensen, COO Shipping at StormGeo.

Source: Seatrade-Maritime