Syroco, the Climate Tech startup that supports the energy transition of maritime transportation, announced today the immediate availability of next generation weather routing to optimise fuel efficiency of ships during voyages, reducing fuel consumption and emissions by 10% or more.
Leveraging the most accurate weather and sea conditions data, Syroco EfficientShip uses a digital twin of the ship, based on data and artificial intelligence, to compute optimised routes that reduce fuel consumption and emissions while accounting for constraints such as expected time of arrival.
The chosen route, which is recalculated every time weather conditions change or en-route constraints arise, is transmitted to the crew via an on-board application. The user-friendly and intuitive interface, specifically designed for use on the bridge regardless of operational conditions, produces real-time recommendations for best ship configuration, ensuring an optimised and safe voyage.
Olivier Taillard, Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder of Syroco, explained: “Digital twins built with Syroco EfficientShip are accurate representations of the behaviour of ships in given conditions. The routing algorithms used by the platform leverage artificial intelligence to select the best route and compute accurately the fuel consumption and savings, producing actual savings of 10% or more.”
In addition to real-time guidance to the crew, Syroco EfficientShip also provides comprehensive voyage reports that highlight fuel and emissions savings, as well as an advanced reporting system to analyse performance, plan future voyages and extract data required by regulatory authorities.
Alex Caizergues, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Syroco, added: “Legacy routing solutions fall short in two ways: they are impractical for operational use on board vessels, and inefficient because they use older algorithms and imprecise weather data. Syroco EfficientShip places a strong emphasis on both the accuracy of algorithms and data, and on ergonomics in order to engage crews in the carbon reduction process. The solution allows them to understand the impact of their operational choices thanks in particular to real-time visibility on fuel savings and emissions reduction.”