ABB to optimise routes of Maersk Line container ships

Illustrations showing data recording fuel consumption, roll, motion, pitch, wind, sea, swell and other conditions.

ABB and Dutch weather forecasting specialist, MeteoGroup, have won an order to outfit 140 container vessels with software to optimize routes, it was reported by ABB in Zurich on 17 August.

ABB is working with MeteoGroup to equip 140 container ships from Maersk Line with advisory software to optimize routes, boost maritime safety and protect precious cargo based on factors including hull design and weather. This will, it is understood, assist the vessels avoid conditions that could be harmful to the them, to crew or cargo.