Best weather, make speed, control consumption
Powered by the largest ocean weather sensor network, Wayfinder provides your fleet with efficient, continuously optimized voyage guidance to meet any business constraint.
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Why Wayfinder?
Wayfinder is a dynamic voyage guidance system that delivers the most efficient and least weather-restricted speed and waypoint recommendations to your fleet. The platform is powered by our global network of ocean sensors, which produce the best marine weather forecasts and inform detailed Vessel Performance Models (VPM). By incorporating your vessel’s specific business and safety constraints, Wayfinder continuously provides your operators and crew with the most optimized speed and routes possible.
time and fuel savings
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Best Marine Weather Forecasts
Wayfinder is powered by the best marine weather forecasts, which we produce using our expansive network of sensors distributed across all five oceans. Each day, this network collects over 200,000 data points, real-time observations of waves, wind, currents, and other vessel resistance factors. We assimilate this data into our weather models — along with all available satellite and in-situ data — to produce forecasts that are 40% more accurate than those of leading government centers. More data, less uncertainty, better outcomes.
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Continuously Calibrated Vessel Performance
Wayfinder’s data-driven Vessel Performance Model (VPM) acts as a digital twin of your vessel. The model uses a ship’s current physical condition and our marine weather forecasts to accurately predict vessel speed, RPM, and fuel consumption for any sea state encountered. Wayfinder incorporates actual performance data and real-time weather observations to dynamically recalibrate the model.
speed prediction accuracy
consumption prediction accuracy
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Proactive Voyage Optimization
Wayfinder’s optimization engine considers hundreds of millions of options before proactively delivering the most efficient route. Speed, RPM, and waypoint recommendations are delivered daily and optimized for the fuel cost, time cost, safety, emissions, and/or charter party constraints that you provide for your vessel. Using our best-in-class marine weather forecasts, Wayfinder automatically anticipates the need to slow down, speed up, or change course, ensuring that your vessel always stays on the most efficient path to port.
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Safety at Sea
Wayfinder leverages our best-in-class marine weather forecasts to provide timely safety recommendations, which limit a vessel’s exposure to heavy weather, prevent structural wear and tear, and safeguard crew and cargo. Seakeeping models issue alerts for synchronous roll and other unwanted vessel motion, while adjustable weather map layers and our Spotter buoy network — both are displayed in-app — provide unprecedented situational awareness.
Resonance Polar Diagram
Tropical Storm Tracks
Seakeeping Alerts
Actionable Decarbonization
Wayfinder plays a key role in our mission to power a more sustainable future. Maritime shipping is responsible for nearly 3% of man-made global CO₂ emissions and, with the introduction of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) and related decarbonization regulations, vessel owners must take decisive action to green their fleets efficiently. Wayfinder provides an immediate solution; by presetting consumption constraints, operators can prioritize routes that burn less fuel and optimize for the lowest emissions output possible, helping make sustainable voyages — and significant fuel cost savings — a reality.
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What Our Customers Are Saying
"Wayfinder allows us to increase vessel utilization and efficiency, ensuring that we balance profitability with emissions reduction objectives. By using Wayfinder's data and voyage optimization, we've seen efficiency gains in the range of 4.5% on dedicated voyages, which translates into as many as 14 additional sailing days per year per vessel.”
–James Marshall
BergeBulk red cargo ship gliding through the water.
"With My Digital Fleet™, we are building the most comprehensive platform for managing risk and achieving efficiency across four critical aspects of shipping: Environmental, Operational, Machinery, and Structural. Our partnership with Sofar Ocean and Wayfinder solves the voyage optimization challenge by combining unparalleled marine weather forecasts with accurate vessel performance models to give Operators control over safety, earnings, and CII."
–Paul Sells
Global Head of
Digital Solutions
The Wayfinder Experience
Shoreside Onboarding
We introduce the Wayfinder platform to your shoreside operations team, identify optimization goals, and establish a launch timeline.
Data Collection
The Captain and shoreside team complete a simple vessel particulars questionnaire and provide historic noon reports plus any other available performance data.
Model Calibration
Wayfinder uses the data that you provide to create an initial Vessel Performance Model (VPM) that predicts your vessel’s speed, RPM, and fuel consumption.
Begin Routing
We onboard the vessel’s Captain, integrate the easy-to-use and hardware-free Wayfinder platform into day-to-day operations, and start delivering the most efficient routes.
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