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New AI-driven voyage optimisation solution launches

T-VOS API based web app T-VOS API based web app

A new voyage optimisation solution that uses the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) to improve fuel savings of at least 5 per cent has been launched as the result of a collaboration between the University of Southampton, the Alan Turing Institute, and Theyr.

The solution ‘T-VOS’ is the first multi-objective genetic-algorithm AI-based voyage optimisation solution delivered via API.

Compared with existing optimisation solutions on the market, T-VOS has been proven to increase fuel savings and reduce emissions by 5 per cent, improve time savings by 7 per cent, and deliver Time Charter Equivalent improvements by 8 per cent. The savings have been validated directly by vessel owners and represent average savings over existing solutions.

T-VOS is suited for maritime solution providers that require an adaptable event-driven architecture and modular optimisation engine. The flexibility of the tool encourages seamless integration multiple environmental and operational modules that exist within the industry.

T-VOS is integrated with Theyr’s high-fidelity Met-Ocean Rapid Data Access Service (RDAS) to ensure the increased safety and performance of every voyage. Furthermore, T-VOS fully integrates with navigation safety parameters, including traffic separation schemes, ECA’s and other navigational restraints.

Peter Mantel, chief commercial officer at Theyr said: “A truly remarkable achievement of collaboration between industry and academia. We create voyages and operations that are safe and efficient, whilst substantially reducing the vessel’s carbon footprint”.

“I’m very pleased that our fundamental research into evolutionary computation is now going to help tackle climate change with immediate effect,” stated Adam Sobey, associate professor at Southampton University.

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