Ships without sensors that cannot access high-frequency data for voyage optimisation can improve performance through a combination of traditional noon reports with data taken from similar vessels, according to Nautilus Labs.

The US-based vessel monitoring digital services provider said it undertook a study of 18 ships to validate the accuracy of three modelling approaches.

It looked at noon-only reports, combining them with information from similar ships in a Nautilus data pool and using data from a ship’s own high-frequency sensors.