Weather-Related Challenges in Maritime and Port Operations and Solutions from Buluttan

Discover the weather-related problems in maritime and port operations and explore Buluttan Weather Intelligence's solutions to these problems.

Maritime and Port Operations

Today’s world experiences increasing demand for maritime and port operations, resulting in shipment delays, heightened congestion, and operational challenges that are set to fundamentally alter the industry. The rise in extreme weather events, driven by climate change, impacts the maritime sector as profoundly as any other. Despite the advanced development of global meteorological models, they can occasionally prove inadequate for the sensitivity required in operational processes. Weather conditions exert a substantial influence on safety and efficiency in maritime and port operations.

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How Does Weather Affect Port and Maritime Operations?

Maritime transportation, which comprises an average of 90% of global trade, demands substantial planning to ensure the safe transport of ships from point A to point B. Whether ships carry food, medicines, or passengers, port officials must plan according to weather conditions to safeguard their assets and team. Planning maritime and port operations involves using several different meteorological variables. These can include, for example, the following situations:

  • Strong winds that make loading and unloading cargoes difficult
  • The risk of humidity damaging sensitive cargoes
  • Rough seas or bringing ships to the port
  • Fog, rain, or snow causing visibility issues
  • Lightning that can make it unsafe to use heavy machinery or vehicles
  • Storms that create unsafe conditions and completely close the port, such as flooding, ice, etc.
  • Extreme temperatures or temperature changes, which can cause cargo to spoil or be damaged, especially during temperature-sensitive transportation.

Weather events not only affect daily operations but can also have effects such as adjusting employee shift hours, closing ports, or delaying shipments.

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Buluttan Weather Intelligence: A Strategic Partner for Maritime and Port Operations

Buluttan Weather Intelligence provides reliable and timely meteorological information for your port operations through high-accuracy, high-resolution hyper-local weather forecasts. Our models reach resolutions of up to 100m, ensuring that your assets and team are safer than ever against unexpected weather events.

The Buluttan API delivers the meteorological parameters you need on a regular basis. It also allows you to verify past extreme weather events for insured assets that have been damaged in any accident.

Buluttan SkyWatch provides your field team with access to a web-based and mobile-compatible severe weather control panel during field operations.

Buluttan Map Layer allows you to inform your drivers and dispatchers of weather risks on the road in real-time, empowering them to develop proactive approaches against these risks.

Port Operations

Port operations are multifaceted, involving tasks like unloading cargo and managing perishable goods.

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