Working with the International Council on Clean Transportation to quantify how sustainable design technologies promote tighter energy efficiency targets for global cargo shipping by the year 2025 and beyond. Cross Product curated a suite of oceanic and atmospheric analyses covering all major trans-oceanic commercial shipping lanes for one year. In collaboration, we cross-referenced a comprehensive log of global commercial ship traffic and fuel consumption/emissions databases to calculate fuel and emissions savings when incorporating weather intelligence and innovative design technologies.

An example of power savings calculations for one medium-class cargo vessel, which transited the tropical Atlantic Ocean in April/May 2015 during relatively persistent low-level wind periods.

The results of the work are planned to be incorporated into a submission to the 74th meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 74) in May of 2019.