Svašek Hydraulics develops FINROD, a model for tracking optimal navigation routes

The optimal route for seagoing vessels is highly dependent on many factors: not only topography and earth curvature, but also real-time flow velocity, wind and wave influence, vessel speed and the “timing” of vessel departure or arrival. The FINROD model combines all these factors to find one unique time-optimal navigation route for each set of input parameters.

By sailing the time-optimal navigation route, vessels can save fuel costs.