Pilot Boats Supporting the Swedish Ports and Arriving/ Departing Vessels

Have you ever wondered how pilots get out to arriving and are able to leave departing ships? Take a look on the pictures how pilot boats go in and out every day. Colour indicates speed over grund of te vessels based on AIS data (knots). What we work on now is to find suitable KPI:s which cover the local differences and find measures to increase energy efficiency of these vessels to reduce the carbon footprint.

Anyway, we like the plots telling you about the requirements the pilot boats are working under.


Marine Growth Effecting Performance

One of the factors influencing ship performance is marine growth on hulls and propellers as shown in the movie for a small vessel. The project will explore, if that impact can be quantified by analysing the data provided to the project.


Project kick-off

Due to Corona restrictions and recommendation ,the project will be kicked-off in an online meeting on 26 May 2020

Homepage up and running

The project homepage is now up and running and regular updates can be found here on a regular basis.

Co-financed by

Swedish Energy Agency


Mathias Johanson, Alkit Communications

Johannes H├╝ffmeier, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden