Vessel and Voyage Optimisation Solution (VVOS)

Jeppesen announced on 30th August a contract with the US Navy for a six-month trial evaluation of the Jeppesen Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS). Jeppesen’s VVOS technology combines ocean weather forecasts, advanced computer modelling of ship performance, and sophisticated, proprietary route optimization algorithms to potentially improve the efficiency of ship navigation by reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions, improving ETAs and providing valuable data that can be used to help extend the life of a vessel, it is claimed.