Maersk Line signs contract with MeteoGroup

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Weather business MeteoGroup has, in partnership with ABB, agreed a contract with Maersk Line to equip 140 container vessels with SPOS Seakeeping.

Alongside ABB’s Octopus motion-forecasting product, the Seakeeping module allows captains to avoid dangerous routes by using more advanced and accurate route planning, and early response to adverse conditions.

The collaboration includes advanced 3D modelling, calculating motions to predict a vessel’s likely response to weather conditions.

Mark White, Business Unit Director Marine at MeteoGroup, said: “Maersk are long time users of MeteoGroup’s Ship Performance Optimisation System (SPOS) and we are delighted that they have chosen to work with us and ABB in implementing SPOS Seakeeping across their vessels.

“This is a great vote of confidence in MeteoGroup’s ingoing program of innovation and product development.”