Jeppesen Marine is bringing new levels of efficiency and safety to commercial shipping operators around the world by providing to the high seas market two new offerings—Jeppesen Marine Vessel and Voyage Optimization Services (VVOS) and Jeppesen Marine Pilotage Charts.
These products are part of a new commercial operations group within Jeppesen Marine which is being led by Captain John Horner. “You can improve the performance of a ship at any moment and over time through understanding the relationship between speed, power and the marine environment. With the offerings Jeppesen Marine is bringing to the high seas market, this relationship can be better understood and thus improvements in performance and safety can be achieved,” said Horner.
VVOS is a set of operational decision support tools designed for use by both vessel masters and shore-side managers that will help them plan a safe and efficient voyage by taking into consideration key operational objectives, weather and actual ship response characteristics.
The advanced VVOS software allows customers to plan best passage by simulating and optimizing routes for a given arrival time with minimal fuel consumption while avoiding potentially hazardous weather.
VVOS also includes real-time vessel performance monitoring, recording and warning systems for excessive motions and accelerations. And at the end of the voyage, data on the VVOS Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) provides the necessary information for performance evaluations and refinements.
The expertise and product offerings attained as part of Jeppesen’s recent acquisition of Ocean Systems, Inc., a leading provider of vessel and voyage optimization solutions, will play a key role in the commercial operations group service strategy.
“We are excited to become an integral part of Jeppesen’s and Boeing’s marine solutions,” said Dr. Henry Chen, president of the former Ocean Systems, Inc. “With their support and resources, we will make a great contribution to the advancement of maritime transportation technologies,” added Chen.
VVOS delivers measurable results. One long-time Ocean Systems, Inc. client found that the actual number of hours delayed due to heavy weather decreased by 80 percent and the number of cargo damage claims resulting from heavy weather encounters decreased by 87 percent. Through increased operational efficiencies VVOS helps reduce vessel fuel consumption, leading to a corresponding lessening of greenhouse gas emissions.
About Jeppesen Marine Pilotage Charts
Jeppesen Marine Pilotage Charts are a service offering of procedural passage plans tailor-made to meet the unique needs of each customer. The charts use a format derived from Jeppesen’s aviation charts, which have been the industry standard for nearly 75 years.
The value of Jeppesen Marine Pilotage Charts lies in the consistent, easy-to-use format which provides operators with the ability to implement procedures that improve the safety, efficiency and bridge team communication during critical voyage phases.
Jeppesen Marine Pilotage Charts reduce bridge team workload by aggregating information into one easy-to-use source, and provide a basis for capturing and retaining valuable knowledge from experienced masters and making it available to all bridge teams. The service is available in both paper and electronic format.
Jeppesen Marine is a market-leading provider of digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19379, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Through its wide range of products and services, Jeppesen Marine serves numerous markets from light marine, to today’s safety-conscious commercial shipping industry operating on the inland/coastal waterways as well as high seas. Jeppesen Marine is chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934 – improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions.
For more information about VVOS or Jeppesen Marine Pilotage Charts, contact Jeppesen Marine at +1-888-272-6217 or email@example.com.