Port Optimized Forecast

A hyper-local weather forecast tailored for maritime ports

Spire’s Port Optimized Weather Forecast solution uses local sensors, Spire’s satellite weather observations and other sources to learn the weather patterns in a port area and is combined with machine learning techniques to create a customized, accurate forecast for the exact port site.

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Complete situational awareness at your port



Port Hyper Local weather data set

Seamless, weather forecast insights delivered via our easy-to-use APIs. Our maritime and weather coverage will provide you with complete situational awareness around the port of your interest.

More Reliable Weather Forecast

Spire’s unrivaled radio occultation technology powers
Spire’s weather model. By frequently launching more satellites, Spire collects more radio occultations and continuously improves weather forecasts.

3D Coverage

Data is not collected at a single altitude, but from the ground up to 120 km. Weather events are observed as they are forming at very high altitudes, giving unique medium range forecast capabilities, perfectly complementing the localized surface data obtained by using local sensors.

Port Optimized Weather Variables

Our intelligent and easy to use APIs can be quickly and easily integrated into your analytics platforms. Spire offers a comprehensive API documentation for developers, tutorials and Public GitHub repository of code samples and integration examples.

Probability of fog
Probability of Thunderstorm
Visibility
Temperature

Relative Humidity
Dew Point Temperature
24-h Minimum and Maximum temperature
Mean sea-level pressure

Total cloud cover
Conditional probability rain
Conditional probability of snow
Conditional probability of ice

Wind speed
Wind direction
1-h, 3-h, 6-h, 24-h Probability of precipitation
1-h, 3-h, 6-h, 24-h Accumulated precipitation

What our customers say



“The Spire Weather Forecast excels for open ocean weather forecast accuracy. The level of development and speed of innovation that Spire is putting into its models continues to impress us.”

Nick Olsen
Marketing & Business development manager – Predictwind

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“People in the maritime industry still underestimate the value that good weather data can bring to their business.”

Mike Pearmain
Chief Data Scientist – Oldendorff Carriers

“Weather routing has the potential to drive greater efficiency and emissions reduction as open-ocean conditions greatly impact performance. Partnering with Spire Weather puts genuinely market leading data into the hands of more users allowing them to enhance vessel performance.”

Soren Meyer
CEO – Zeronorthx

Weather forecast use cases



Container terminal in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium at sunset

How port weather forecasts can help with maritime operations

There may be ways to better plan berth allocation or vessel maneuvers taking a weather forecast into account.

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Logistics and transportation of Container Cargo ship and Cargo plane with working crane bridge in shipyard

The economic impact of climate change on ports

What do you do if the world’s busiest port shuts down due to poor weather conditions?

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Aerial view of container ship leaving port

5 Ways Weather Insights Can Help Ports Thrive

Despite the innovations in modern technology, transportation and communication, more than 80% of the world’s trade is carried through sea-faring vessels.

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Weather forecast use cases

Container terminal in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium at sunset
How port weather forecasts can help with maritime operations

There may be ways to better plan berth allocation or vessel maneuvers taking a weather forecast into account. For instance, if a storm is expected to hit a port and vessel congestion may occur at that specific site- ships can incorporate weather data into their weather routing models to account for fuel consumption beforehand and save thousands of dollars plus better plan their ETAs.

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Logistics and transportation of Container Cargo ship and Cargo plane with working crane bridge in shipyard
The economic impact of climate change on ports

What do you do if the world’s busiest port shuts down due to poor weather conditions?

Read more
Aerial view of container ship leaving port
5 Ways Weather Insights Can Help Ports Thrive

Despite the innovations in modern technology, transportation and communication, more than 80% of the world’s trade is carried through sea-faring vessels.

Read more