Better Data for Weather Routing in Ships

Compared to satellite weather, crowdsourcing from other vessels uses actual measurements that are more accurate, higher resolution and in real time. Even the best weather-routing software is only as good as the data it uses.

Crowdsourced data gives your ships weather routing with lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Data that captains can trust when planning a route. No big up-front costs; just save on fuel and meet CII and EEXI emissions regulations.

Get Our Competitive Advantage

If you are a weather-routing company or a weather service, we have proprietary IP that can help you. The SailTimerâ„¢ crowdsourcing platform includes: serverless cloud database, algorithms, 9 years of crowdsourced data, sensors and electronics, and worldwide userbase.

Our Air Link devce is easy to install, and can send data from a ship every second. This 2-minute Air Link demo on YouTube shows it working on a NMEA 2000 network with other marine electronics, and receiving Bluetooth wireless wind data, while using wifi and Bluetooth with the Air Link app and internet via satellite, wifi or cellular.

Save Money on Carbon Credits
Ships can offset emissions using carbon credits. But our crowdsourced data for weather routing reduces those costs: The shipping sector has so far escaped the EU carbon market, which requires factories and power plants to buy permits when they emit carbon dioxide, providing a financial incentive to emit less. That is set to change from 2024, when shipping companies will have to buy EU carbon permits to cover 40% of their emissions, rising to 70% in 2025 and 100% in 2026 (ref). The rule will also make ships pay for 50% of their emissions on international voyages to or from the EU (ref).

No More "Sail Fast, Then Wait"

Our company is called SailTimer for a reason. With better weather data, your routes allow just-in-time arrival, where you can slow steam and reduce fuel consumption.

Talk to us about adding the current or next-generation Air Link to your ships. We can crowdsource at scale with marine weather, bathymetry or any other NMEA data such as engine RPMs. Our online database was established in an 8-company consortium for crowdsourced wind maps with funding from the Ocean Supercluster program (press release PDF here). We are also now expanding the crowdsourcing to other types of sensors and marine weather.

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