How Port Weather Forecasts Can Help With Maritime Operations
The weather at ports can have a big impact on maritime operations. Extreme weather events can make maritime operations much more dangerous, with a higher risk of collisions.
However, less severe changes in weather can also have an impact on operational efficiency and safety.
There may be ways to better plan berth allocation or vessel maneuvers taking a weather forecast into account. For instance, if a storm is expected to hit a port and vessel congestion may occur at that specific site. Ships can incorporate weather data into their weather routing models to account for fuel consumption beforehand and save thousands of dollars plus better plan their ETAs.
The Digital Ship webinar, sponsored by Spire, discussed the topic on how port authorities and all others involved in maritime operations at ports can use accurate weather data. Portchain’s Jasper Bossenkool joined the panel discussion alongside speakers from Esri. View the whole webinar in the link below.