Bon Voyage System is one of the most used optimization software tools in the shipping industry and is installed on 6,000 + vessels worldwide.

BVS users will learn the most advanced features and functions BVS has to offer. Focusing on the various route optimization techniques, the methods we follow to calculate the optimum route and the way we can communicate with our office via the platform FleetDSS. Attendees will be amazed at how this powerful program can work for them.

Setup a new weather data request

  •      What is the role of the forecast’s resolution?
  •      Should I select all the parameters?
  •      How often should I get the weather updates?

Weather Thresholds

  •      What is the different between the yellow and red thresholds;
  •      How important is to specify the wx thresholds before the optimization process?

Optimization process step by step

  •      Adding waypoints between departure and destination
  •      Avoiding the limitation of the BVS freedom to optimize your route
  •      How does optimization methods BVS offer and what are the differences between them?
  •      How can I compare two or more alternative routes?
  •      How can I transfer my route to ECDIS?
  •      After the departure how often does the optimization process should be repeated?

BVS and FleetDSS

  •      What is the FleetDSS platform?
  •      How can I send my route to the StormGeo and why this is important for my company’s operation department?

Workshop Dates: 

  • June 12, 11-2 pm
  • July 10, 4-7 pm 

*This is a free seminar, duration of 3 hours for Deck Officers, Masters, Operators* 

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InstruNikos2.pngctor Nikos Mazarakis

Professor of Marine Meteorology




Dr. Nikos Mazarakis is a Professor of Marine Meteorology. He studied Physics and Meteorology at the University of Athens and Patras.  He is an associated researcher at the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of the National Observatory of Athens.  he is also an instructor of Modern Marine Meteorology Seminars and he was a trainer at the Academy of Merchant Marine Officers (Piraeus) for more than 6 years. He held a long term cooperation with various media (TV, radio and newspapers) as a meteorologist.  His experience in teacing marine meteorology extends to more than 5000 hours. Today Nikos is part of the StormGeo team in Athens as technical support, client relations and general office manager.