Voyage Report is a tool that allows the user to create a post-voyage report for a selected voyage, getting access to a voyage overview, a detailed itinerary and time allocation as well as see if the voyage was compliant with charter party agreements.
Note that this tool is available with the Vessel Plus service.
This article contains the following:
Creating a report
Voyage Reports are available on the Vessel Details page of the vessels that are part of your Vessel Plus Fleet.
This will be represented by a button as shown below:
1. Click on the “Voyage Report” button then select “Create New Report”.
2. Select the voyage you would like to create a report for.
Each voyage can include up to 5 legs.
A leg is a part of a voyage and is measured through a vessel’s departure from one port to departure from another port.
You can simply click on the checkbox next to the departure port.
3. Review and edit Good Weather Thresholds and Charter Party speed based on the voyage Charter Party agreement.
The Voyage Report Page
The voyage Report page consists of 3 sections: Voyage Details, Chart-Party Compliance and Details.
At the very first part of the Voyage report, you will see the header.
The header defines what the report is about which includes that vessel name, photo, IMO, MMSI, date of report and the selected voyage.
This section contains the following information:
1. Voyage Overview
The voyage overview provides a table of the ports visited by the vessel and the load condition or operation taking place there, along with the actual time of arrival and the actual time of departure.
For example, in this voyage, the vessel loaded at NOVOROSSIYSK Port, discharged and called at Yeosu Port then, loaded at NOVOROSSIYSK Port once again.
The overview section also has a snapshot of the past track for the selected voyage, with the weather contour (wind speed) and wind barbs.
Note that this map has no available interactions and doesn't display the events.
The itinerary table consists of the changes in status, load conditions and operations, when they took place, their duration, as well as distance and average speed, where applicable.
- Rows include:
Ballasting - Transiting where load condition is set to "in ballast"
Waiting - AIS reported waiting (includes waiting at anchorage and waiting in canals)
In port - Loading - Operation loading
In port - Discharging - Operation discharging
In port - Vessel AIS has reported the vessel in port, but no specific operation taking place.
Canal transiting - Transiting in a canal
Shifting - Movement of a vessel from one berth to another or from anchorage to a berth.
Transiting - When the vessel is travelling and is not completing an operation listed above
Departure - the departure from the last port included in the report
Location (port or canal) Origin Port and Destination (in the case of transiting for example)
From (UTC) - When the status or operation started
To (UTC) - When the status or operation ended
Time Elapsed (days) - The time elapsed for each operation
Distance Travelled (NM) - where applicable the distance covered by the vessel in nautical miles
Average Speed (kn) - the average speed of the vessel, where applicable
Time Allocation Table and Pie Chart:
The time allocation table includes an aggregation of the above operations, and the pie chart shows the percentage of the time each of these aggregations is compared to the total voyage duration.
- Rows include:
Total - Refers to the entire voyage
Ballasting - Refers to the time where the vessel was transiting and the load condition was reported "in ballast"
Transiting - Refers to the time where the vessel was transiting
Waiting (Anch+ Canals) - Refers to the waiting periods as well as any time or distance transiting canals
In - Port Working - Refers to the operations (discharging and loading) that took place in the port
Other - Any other condition/Operation that has not been aggregated
Voyage Duration (days) - This is an aggregate of the duration for each of the above-mentioned operations or conditions
Distance Travelled in NM - An aggregate of the distance travelled for each of the above-mentioned operations or conditions
Average Speed - An average of the vessels speed during the above-mentioned operations or conditions
3. Voyage Timeline
The voyage timeline is a visual representation, in the form of a stacked bar, of operations or load condition throughout the voyage.
4. Vessel's Speed vs Wind Profile
The vessel's speed vs wind profile is similar to the one on the vessel details page, but instead of comparing the vessel's profile to that of similar vessels, it compares the profile of this voyage to the vessel’s profiles from data collected over the past years.
Charter Party Compliance
This section contains the following information:
1. Good Weather
The good weather section has three tables, the first two indicate the values entered by the user when initially creating the report which includes the Good weather Thresholds and the vessel’s speed.
Charter Party Speed
Allowed time transiting in days - This is the result of a calculation of the distance of the voyage, with the charter party speed (distance travelled/the charter party average speed/24)
Actual time transiting - The total time duration of the voyage
Time Loss/Gain - The difference of the two above (actual time transiting - allowed time transiting)
The third table displays the breakdown of the voyage to good and bad weather days and the average speed of the vessel for each.
2. Speed Timeline
The speed timeline presents the vessel's speed, the wind speed, the charter party speed, the good weather wind threshold and the average speed of the vessel in good weather, over the span of the voyage.
This is presented with a line chart where the horizontal axis represents the time in days and the vertical axis represents the speed in knots.
You can also hover at any point on the line chart which prompts a marker on each line in the corresponding position and a tooltip is displayed.
The tooltip reflects, at the same time in the voyage, the values of:
- Vessel’s speed
- Charter Party Vessel’s Speed
- Good Weather Wind Speed Threshold
- Average Vessel’s Speed in Good Weather
1. Detailed Timeline
The detailed timeline is the list of positions and events used for the report.
Saving and Deleting a Report
After the report has been created, you can save or exit the page without saving.
Saving the Report
1. On the upper right corner of the report, click on the blue “Save Report” button.
2. A pop will appear and you can rename the report from there then hit on “SAVE”.
Viewing and Deleting a Saved Report
After a report has been saved, you can access this on the vessel details page by clicking on "Voyage Reports" .
You may also delete the report by simply clicking on the Trash icon as shown below: