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The world's first shipping meteorological index released in Ningbo

On July 10, Ningbo Maritime Silk Road Index added  a new member. The world's first shipping meteorological index was officially  released on the eve of the 16th China Maritime Day. Experts said that the  index is expected to become an important tool for global shipping companies  in disaster prevention and loss reduction, for port and shipping industry  management department in analysis and decision-making, and for  aviation-related enterprises in business management, market analysis and  market forecasting.

For a long time, the meteorological department has  a super "database", which stores a large amount of data. The  meteorological comprehensive monitoring and

weather forecasting system  generates data every moment. These data have the characteristics of complex  sources, various types, diverse formats, various forms, and huge amounts of  data. The shipping industry, which bears nearly 90% of the world’s  international trade traffic, is particularly sensitive to meteorological data.  Taking Zhejiang as an example, Ningbo and Zhoushan are located on the  mid-latitude coast, with many offshore islands and complex terrain. They are  affected by tropical weather systems and temperate westerly weather systems.  There are many meteorological disasters, and they have more restrictions and  impacts on maritime traffic safety and port operations.

In order to make full use of the big data of the  meteorological department, Ningbo Shipping Exchange and the Municipal Meteorological  Bureau jointly developed the shipping meteorological index. The index  collects and releases a number of data such as shipping and meteorology, and  is an index system that measures the overall meteorological safety status of  marine shipping and reflects the trend of meteorological safety during the  course of marine navigation. This is the first attempt to serve the industry  through the integration and innovation of shipping data and meteorological  data worldwide. According to reports, the shipping meteorological index is  based on key meteorological factors such as high winds, visibility,  precipitation intensity, etc., to build a tiered evaluation system, carry out  the forecast of the comprehensive impact meteorological safety of the main  routes in the next 7 days, and use internationally accepted calculation  methods to index the evaluation data.

The shipping meteorological index is released on a  daily basis at 9 o'clock in Beijing time. According to the relevant  personages of Ningbo Shipping Exchange, the index at this stage mainly  reflects the fluctuation trend of the weather safety of a total of 6  international and domestic routes from Ningbo to Singapore, Dubai, Rotterdam,  Ningbo to Qinhuangdao, Huanghua and Zhangjiagang in the future. The index data  is distributed between 1 and 4. The lower the index value, the greater the  impact, and the more unfavorable the weather conditions are for ships. The  order of safety impact from severe to mild is in order of level 1 (high risk,  not suitable for shipping), level 2 (has a certain risk, less suitable for  shipping) and level 3 (less risk, suitable for shipping)

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