Voyage Report: Overview
The Voyage Report provides detailed information about completed voyages. By combining information such as the position of a vessel, its speed and weather conditions, the Voyage Report is able to deliver accurate and valuable insights, without relying on any onboard equipment for its data sources.
The report is grouped into eight sections.
A list of reports is available. Users can either browse the recent voyages or search for a specific one. Since the service includes global data for nearly all commercial vessels, over 11,000 voyages are added each day.
The voyage summary consists of port-related information, including the departure and arrival ports and time. Information such as the distance of a voyage, as well as the estimated duration, average and maximum speeds of the voyage are also displayed.
Route on map
All large ships are required to send information about their position, course and speed as AIS messages (Automatic Identification System). The Voyage Report utilizes AIS data to detect port visits and is able to create a record of each voyage. The points shown on the map are actual recorded positions. Combining this and other data allows us to show the weather, the water depth, and derived key performance values for each data point.
Speed and engine revolution profiles
The speed and revolution figures show two graphs. The first shows how the voyage was actually performed, and the other highlights how the voyage could have been operated more efficiently. The voyage is optimized according to the environmental conditions, and targets a just-in-time arrival without waiting at the arrival port, avoiding the phenomenon of ‘rush to wait’.
Propulsion fuel estimates
Based on the speed profile and the ship performance model, the Voyage Report can estimate the fuel consumption for each voyage. In turn, this is used to calculate the fuel cost and consumption rates.
This section of the report provides insight about the operational efficiency of the voyage. The speed efficiency percentage includes all aspects measured, and is considered one of the most important values in the Voyage Report.
To provide a better overview of the vessels loading condition, the Voyage Report displays the reported voyage draft. This is also used to derive the utilized cargo capacity and the estimated amount of cargo.
By combining vessel position data with weather and sea current information, we can get a good view of the environmental conditions during the voyage. To achieve the best possible accuracy, the Voyage Report uses short-term forecasts (nowcasts). For convenience, it shows the encountered weather distribution using the Beaufort scale.
We hope you will find the Voyage Report useful!
NAPA Fleet Intelligence Team, Phanee, Risto, Claus, Karina, Kimmo (on the screen), Elina, Pekka, Heikki, Adrian, and Jukka and Ignatius outside the pictureBack