Buoyed by recent record growth, Applied Weather Technology (AWT) is moving into an expanded new facility this month located in Sunnyvale, Calif. AWT is a leading supplier of state-of-the-art weather routing services and software for ships on the high seas.
AWT’s new 10,000-square foot office building will house the company’s corporate offices and will accommodate about one half of AWT’s total workforce, including up to 40 meteorological scientists and software engineers, as well as management and administrative personnel. The remaining staff members work in operation centers and sales offices located around the world.
“This has been a remarkable year for AWT,” said David Callicott, senior vice president, AWT. “We have doubled our weather routing business during the last 12 months and increased our staff with 25 additional employees. The new building will be nearly twice the size of our former suite of offices.”
Callicott also announced that the company is introducing Version 5.5 of its popular BonVoyage onboard software suite, which provides the ship’s master with a powerful interactive tool for onboard route planning.
Incorporated in 1994, AWT is a world leader in marine weather forecasting and routing services for ship operators and masters. The company is based in Sunnyvale, Calif., and maintains regional centers on the East and West Coasts of North America, as well as Korea, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Germany. Staffed with experts in forecasting, forensic meteorology, oceanography, computing science, naval architecture and shipping operations, AWT provides reliable, authoritative and comprehensive forecasts of weather, winds, waves and currents, permitting ships to avoid potentially damaging weather conditions, optimize fuel performance and maintain schedules. The company also provides comprehensive post-voyage reports and expert services for resolution of charter party disputes or arbitrations. AWT’s BonVoyage interactive onboard weather routing software suite is currently used on more than 2,000 ships worldwide.