Manta in action
The captain uploads journey requirements
Manta collects oceano-meterological data
Manta collects vessel data
Manta collects oceano-meterological data predictions
Manta sends the captain the optimized route
Does it need be installed onboard a vessel? What maintenance will it require?
Our Ship Integration Team (SIT) will carry out a client digitization assessment and vessel study in order to integrate the Manta solution. No equipment nor any onboard sensors will be required and no special software needs to be installed on the bridge. Communication of routes happens via a web interface.
What type of vessels are suited for the Manta solution?
Manta can be used for cargo vessels, container ships, oil tankers, bulk carriers and Roll-on/roll-off ships.
What distinctions are made between different types of vessels?
All studies and assessments are carried out on the basis that every vessel is unique.
Given that oceano-meteorological forecasts are only reliable for up to 5 days, how can any route that is generated be optimal for a journey that takes longer than 5 days?
Routes are generated prior to a vessel’s departure, then updated twice daily over the entire duration of a journey.
Does the solution work as well over long distances as over short ones (cabotage)?
The Manta solution can be used in both cases, even if it will be more effective over long distances. Cabotage involves a range of constraints.
On what basis can you affirm that your solution will generate a 5% saving in fuel spend? Isn’t 5% rather low?
There are two points to take into account:
- A 5% saving in fuel spend is the minimum we guarantee. In fact, we anticipate much higher savings.
- Given the large volumes of fuel used by vessels, a 5% saving will in itself generate significant gains for transporters.
Why do you maintain so many partnerships?
Our goals are ongoing improvements of our solutions and ever better performance and customer satisfaction.