The strength of our navigational route network, lies in its thoroughness and distance accuracy. Seametrix uses the most sophisticated calculating algorithms, running on cutting-edge servers, and provides by far the most accurate sea distance results when it comes to nautical distances between ports!
Another unique feature of Seametrix is that it is the only software that offers actual, and highly accurate Rhumbline and Great-Circle real-world results, made possible by using different servers, algorithms and data sets for calculating each navigational method’s routing.
We have spent countless hours on this feature alone, since this very complex programming barrier has resulted in people continuously being mislead and therefore losing money!
Additionally, the Great-Circle navigational option allows you to choose your desired course change intervals, and for even more accuracy, it cleverly uses Rhumbline navigational method in closed seas, and Great-Circle only on open seas and oceans where Great-Circle navigation is actually applied!
Our Marine Officers’ team have used highly sophisticated tools to ensure that our routing reflects real-world navigation as closely as possible. Navigational charts, depths, traffic schemes and separations, navigational restrictions, NASA satellite ship statistical routes and many more factors have all been taken into consideration in order to offer the shipping industry a sea routing masterpiece!
We successfully overcame complicated issues by introducing methods such as automatically including/excluding shallow depth areas in/from our routing, depending on the involved ports.
Seametrix is made in such a way that needs minimum user interaction; e.g routing through certain areas or traffic schemes with bi-directional lanes (like Dover), is intentionally altered so as to present correct distance results without troubling our users with unnecessary options such as choosing northbound/southbound, left/right, include/exclude etc. In any case though, our user always has the overriding option to make his route go from/to/through anywhere, by just one click.
We have followed the principle of “simplicity is sophistication” while creating Seametrix voyage estimator. We included it in our Seametrix standard version, and kept it simple, handy, yet containing everything you could possibly need.
We have chosen to emphasize on combining ease-of-use and practicality with speed, rather than including fields that are far too seldom utilized. Another innovative feature is the inclusion of pie charts that quickly provide a snapshot of crucial information such as the financial distribution of the freight, the duration of the voyage, etc.
Furthermore, Seametrix is the only voyage estimation software, that allows you to fully customise your desired routing, include waypoints, define course change intervals-if Great-Circle is used, and export your itinerary to the voyage estimation module. Thus, you can quickly and easily obtain a very accurate freight estimate.
More helpful and practical features are scheduled to be implemented within the next few months; our users’ feedback is always welcome and appreciated.
PORTS & TERMINALS
Our database includes more than 30,000 ports & terminals! Innumerable working hours have been spent on this particular feature alone. Since we understand that very often users cannot know where some less well-known ports are located, we did our best to ensure that no ports would be missing.
Other than seaports, we have included cargo/oil terminals, FPSO/FSOs, Gas/Oil fields, routing points, places of interest, river ports (even hardly navigable ones), small islands, many leisure/fishing ports and everything we thought could possibly be useful to our users. We enriched our database with alternative names for many ports, and names of terminals that constitute bigger ports.
Nevertheless, if you wish to recommend that we include additional port names, you are most welcome to make a relevant request and, after confirming and cross-checking the requirement, we will gladly do so as soon as possible!
Our Bunker Prices feature presents daily updated bunker prices (IFO380, IFO180 & MGO) for over 100 major seaports across the globe, along with historical prices’ graphs.
These prices are offered to us by courtesy of Fuel Trade Maritime Services Ltd. Our Bunker prices module, also contains real-time Energy commodities’ prices such as Brent, WTI, Gas Oil, Crude Oil VIX, Natural Gas, Gasoline, Ethanol, Coal and Iron Ore prices.
We are in the process of upgrading this module for even more convenience and usability to our users, by offering more accurate and detailed data in conjunction with helpful Bunker Indices that can be very handy in case your involved bunkering ports are not mentioned in our daily port price tables.
If you believe that some significant bunkering hub is not included in our daily prices, please contact us and we will add it to our updates if possible.
Seametrix’ s weather module is based on the Global Forecast System (GFS) and consists of two different functionalities:
– The map’s on/off layering which offers you an up to 3 days’ forecast (with full global coverage) of marine weather data such as Wind, Atmospheric Pressure, Wind Gust (i.e. extreme winds), Air Temperature, Wind Currents, Precipitation and Ice Coverage.
– Right-click on any seaport and you can obtain up to 10 days’ detailed area map forecasts showing all of the pre-mentioned parameters as well as Meteograms, Cloud Coverage, Significant Wave Height plus Swell Height and Period for the open seas.
All our weather data is being updated every 6 hours and there are no daily restrictions on use.
Finally, as part of our continuous quest to provide the best possible service to you, we are in the process of adding more helpful and specialized marine weather data in the near future!