Weather Solutions

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions provides the global shipping industry with world-class weather performance solutions for safe and efficient navigation. Offering a range of customised products and meteorological expertise to ensure the safest and most economical way to guide vessels across the oceans

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions

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The weather can have a huge impact on safe, profitable shipping and smart route planning can help you select the optimum route to ensure economy and the safety of your vessels, cargoes and crews. GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions provide a package which includes onboard weather routing and online performance analysis to give you the basis to make the right decisions for your vessels.

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions is a strategic alliance between GAC and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) formed specifically to offer a range of customised products and meteorological expertise to help global maritime business enhance safety and increase fuel cost savings (not least in good weather).

Key advantages include: 

  • Fuel savings (some of our customers claim to save up to 10% on fuel)
  • Time savings (high improvement of arrival accuracy)
  • Reduced weather-related damages
  • 24/7 marine meteorological support to ships and operators (via phone or e-mail)
  • Skilled marine meteorologists providing informed route advice and assisting the Master when taking the routing decisions
  • Advanced performance evaluation and documentation for your entire fleet, independent of various technical solutions onboard. No new technical investments is required.
  • Global updated sea crime data via Fleetweb, Powered by AKE

 

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions’ wide ranges of weather solutions and related services are used by owners/operators in all shipping sectors, including tankers, dry bulk, Ro/Ro, reefers, car carriers, container ships and other specialised vessels.

Total Concept

We provide the tools you need for the optimum management of your fleet, with a total concept where:

  • Advanced data about expected winds, waves and currents is given, supporting the ship's master and enabling you to choose the best route for your vessel.
  • The web-based application Fleetweb helps you monitor and control your fleet, enabling you to make informed commercial decisions, in good time, based on reliable information and analyses in the "Ongoing Voyage Analysis" feature.
  • A post voyage analysis gives you a full break-down of completed voyages.
Fleetweb

Our custom-made on-line application Fleetweb keeps you up-to-date with the latest real-time ships information and weather observations online, enabling you to keep an eye on your individual ships’ status anywhere in the world. Global weather forecast, SatC polling/4times per day, the daily reports and all the performance information are provided.

Fleetweb uses modern visualisation technology, service design and advanced intuitive monitoring interface. By linking several systems to each other, you get a total overview of the fleet, while ensuring optimum use of your vessels. It now also gives you the benefits of careful monitoring, SMHI's forecasts and observations, and data reported by vessels - in a single system, significantly enhancing your proactive communication options.

Analyses of past performance and estimates based on voyage predictions mean you can take action to reduce fuel consumption and minimise the risk of your vessels arriving late, as well as ensuring vessel, cargo and crew safety.

Onboard Routing

SMHI Onboard Routing (SOR) is an advanced onboard planning software-based service (normal PC and e-mail required). Allowing ships’ Masters to receive and view high quality weather forecast from SMHI and optimise their routes, and analysis for the next or current voyage, allowing fuel savings and bad weather avoidance. Combined with route advice from SMHI’s highly skilled marine meteorologists, this represents a powerful tool to help the Master to do the right thing in the right time.

Alternatively use our new hardware and software to optimise the voyage also with respect to your existing ECDIS/ENC onboard. Hence do the route planning not only with respect to weather and ocean current, but also depth and other sea chart info, all being done within one single system onboard.

Performance Analysis

Simply and without any work from your side- this feature allows the reports from your vessels to be evaluated with GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions’ high class wind, wave and ocean current data bases. Distinguish the true impact from wind, waves and ocean current from any erroneously reported data from the deck logs due to incorrect observation methods.

The Performance Analysis gives you an accurate insight into your vessel’s true performance.

VisPer

VisPer (Visualise Performance data) is set to strengthen ship owners’ or operators’ ability to optimise their vessels' performances. The application enables you to combine the vessels’ reported data with GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions’ advanced meteorological and oceanographic data to create graphical representations that are clear, easy to analyse, and point significantly towards action outcomes.

VisPer is the powerful tool enabling you to view and filter the huge amount of complex data derived from the Performance Analysis. It may also help you to see new relations between the parameters affecting your ship´s performance. You will be able to detect increased fuel consumption due to marine growth in order to identify when hull/propeller cleaning is recommended. Erroneous data may easily be detected within the unique graphical visualisation technique. Easily create your own reports and export your own filtered data into Excel or pdf files for use within your own organisation’s existing system.

Post Voyage Analysis

Our PVA (Post Voyage Analysis) service combines recorded data with the Captain's reported information to provide a reliable performance evaluation for each individual voyage. Starting points include speed, weather and current along the entire route of a voyage, before customised performance and fuel consumption are added to the formula.

Fuel Time Analysis

Compare actual sailed voyages with recommended routes based on ETA or speed settings. The analysis can be done before, during or after each voyage, and it gives full details of how GAC-SMHI recommendations have (or could have) saved in time and fuel.

Contact Weather Solutions

smhi@gac.com

Disclaimer

GAC SMHI Weather Solutions is a business area of GAC Solutions Limited which at all times acts as "As Agents Only" in respect of the supply of certain products and/or services sold on behalf of Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) or associated companies/institutes of theirs and all business undertaken is subject to SMHI's Standard Conditions of Business, which are incorporated into all contracts to which they are a party. SMHI's Standard Conditions of Business are available from our office upon request.


Contacts

Africa
Algeria
Alger

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
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Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Angola
Luanda

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SMHI Sales Manager
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Egypt
Alexandria

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SMHI Sales Manager
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Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Americas
Brazil
Rio De Janeiro; Shipping & Marine Services

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SMHI Sales Manager
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Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

United States
Houston; Global Shipping Sales

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

New York; Shipping Services

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

San Francisco; Shipping Services

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Asia Pacific & Indian Subcontinent
Australia
Melbourne

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Sydney

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Sydney; Head Office

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

China
Beijing

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Qingdao

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Shanghai; Head Office

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Hong Kong
Hong Kong; Global Shipping Sales

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Hong Kong; Shipping Services

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

India
Mumbai

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

New Delhi

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Indonesia
Jakarta; Shipping Services

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Japan
Tokyo; Global Shipping Sales

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Malaysia
Penang

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Pakistan
Karachi

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Philippines
Manila; Shipping & Logistics Services

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Singapore
Singapore; GAC-Smhi Weather Solutions

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

South Korea
Republic Of, Seoul; Operations

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Republic Of, Seoul; Sales Representative

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Sri Lanka
Colombo; Shipping Services

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Taiwan
Taipei

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Thailand
Bangkok

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Europe
Cyprus
Limassol

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Denmark
Copenhagen

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Finland
Finland; Head Office

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Germany
BREMEN; Global Shipping Sales

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Greece
Piraeus; Global Shipping Sales

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Piraeus; Shipping Services

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Netherlands
Rotterdam; Shipping Services

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Norway
Bergen; Head Office

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Poland
Szczecin

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Russian Federation
Moscow

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Sweden
Gothenburg

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SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Turkey
Istanbul; Shipping Services, Head Office

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

United Kingdom
Aberdeen; Shipping Services

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Tyne; Shipping

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Middle East
Bahrain
Manama

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com

Saudi Arabia
Dammam; Head Office

Nishant Jain
SMHI Sales Manager
Mobile: +6596635699
Email: nishant.jain@gac.com