The world's first shipping meteorological index released in Ningbo
- Category: Ningbo Port
- Published: Monday, 27 July 2020 14:25
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)