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OPT Vessel: optimize maritime transportation!	Optimal scheduling of ships tours. Fleets and freights markets' management.
OPT Vessel - Maritime transportation planning and scheduling
What can it be done with OPT Vessel?

Real optimization of maritime transportation: capacity optimization and voyage scheduling including chartering.

Cargo loading/unloading time windows and wharfage management (e.g. time-zone, currency exchange).

ACT Operations Research' OPT Vessel is one of the most powerful optimization system for maritime transportation: ships' routing and scheduling, optimal assignment and sequencing of ships to shipments, vessels' hire and re-delivery (time charter) while weighing un/loading gates and logistics constraints (e.g. harbours, maritime container terminals, quay cranes). OPT Vessel provides vessels work plans for a number of calendary months or even weekly or daily. Its flexibility allows you to re-schedule at your convenience as your circumstances do change.

With OPT Vessel you keep costs at bay amid laycan spreads while drastically reducing time invested on planning, leveraging your control with KPIs and intuitive dash-boards, monitoring planning and execution of your projects.


Whether you should scheduling a series of given or optimized shipments while staying within un/loading time windows in different time zones and geographically spred harbours, with ACT Operations Research' OPT Vessel vessels' fleets deployment is maximized and transportation costs, including occasional "on hire" shipments, are minimized. This extraordinary application includes what-if functionalities to find the right scope and scale of your fleet. When OPT Vessel is coupled with simulation tools such as Arena and Simio, project risk management and quantification turn at a ease.

Main functionalities


  • minimization of voyage and cargo handling costs (e.g., bunker fuel oil, wharfage fees, straits transit passage due and fees, freight charge, time chartering, sub-chartering, overage)
  • max deployment of "on hire" vessels


  • ports/vessels/wharfs combinations (e.g., cargo intake and DWT - dead weight tonnage carrying capacity)
  • routes/vessels combinations (e.g., coaster)
  • cargo/vessels combinations
  • laycan spread and other time windows (e.g. ports, vessels)
  • other constraints.


  • exchange rate
  • time zone
  • vessel reuse in the same plan
  • different cargos
  • shipments rescheduling while voyages are way down
  • constraints soft management (e.g., dropping/infringing constraints in particular circumstances i.e., profit margins lifting opportunities)
  • forcing manually calculated inputs
  • step-by-step user friendly optimization (e.g. users can interact with the application while driving the optimization process).


Main features and add-on components

  • Coupled with simulation systems, OPT Vessel can weigh stochastic events while managing projects risks
  • Intuitive web user interface.


Vertical Markets

  • Transportation of dry and liquid bulk commodities (e.g. fuel, containers)


ACT Operations Research technology integration and scalability

  • developed through Java technology
  • integrates with any SQL database compliant
  • integrates with ERP, TMS, WMS
  • a very powerful engine designed for parallel calculus
  • scalable for a number of CPUs.

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We provide math-technology products and advanced solutions for:  
BEFORE! Predictive Analytics
The new generation of Forecasting Systems (Promo and Revenue Optimization)
BEFORE! Market Analytics
(KVI Analysis - Competitive Analysis - Category Efficiency Analysis)

OPT Shipping
Advanced deliveries planning engine
Design and simulate multilevel distribution network
OPT Runner
Trucks routing and scheduling optimization system
OPT Loading
3D container, truck and pallet loading optimization engine
OPT Vessel
Planning and scheduling of maritme transportation
OPT Warehouse
Math optimization suite for the warehouse process
NET Solver - RTD
Optimal dispatching in automatic warehouse!
The most used software for simulation projects
The new software for simulation projects
SCENARIO Navigator
Scenario analysis for simulations projects

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