Jeppesen Announces Three-Year Partnership With BP Shipping

          Jeppesen Announces Three-Year Partnership With BP Shipping

  PR Newswire

  ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, Nov. 14, 2012

-- Jeppesen Optimization Solutions Will be Used Aboard LNG, Product and Crude
Oil Vessels to Increase Efficiency, Reduce Risks and Save Fuel Costs

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Jeppesen has finalized a
contract to provide its advanced optimization solutions to BP Shipping, one of
the world's largest operators of oil and liquid natural gas (LNG) tankers. The
contract will result in the installation of Jeppesen's Vessel and Voyage
Optimization Solution (VVOS) on 52 BP vessels carrying crude oil and LNG
shipments globally. The contract also provides for integration of Jeppesen's
FleetManager shoreside component into BP Shipping operations. FleetManager
will be used to track BP's owned and chartered vessels.

VVOS will help BP vessels optimize ship routes and engine settings to increase
efficiency, minimize risks such as cargo loss and weather damage, and reduce
fuel costs. Jeppesen's FleetManager component allows BP's shoreside managers
to monitor vessel performance at sea, while receiving detailed reports on any
vessel's current operating environment. In addition, Jeppesen's Vessel Routing
Services provide the support of seasoned Ship Masters to analyze ship data and
respond with 24/7 route planning and advisory services to optimize operational
efficiency.

"Over the years, BP Shipping has demonstrated a strong commitment to improved
vessel efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions," said Jeppesen director
of Professional Services Joel Meltzner. "We're honored that — following an
in-depth evaluation of today's most advanced technologies — BP Shipping
selected Jeppesen as its optimization partner for these vessels."

These Jeppesen solutions provide several key operational advantages to BP
Shipping and its vessels at sea. These include the ability for Ship Masters to
optimize routes according to Speed, ETA, Fuel Consumption and Ship Motions
(based on detailed computer models of BP vessels and predicted impacts
according to weather). In addition, C-MAP electronic charts are built into
both the shore and vessel based software interface, allowing vessels to
perform depth and obstruction checks before accepting a route.

"After a thorough tender process and onshore/offshore trials, we determined
Jeppesen's quality weather data and forecasting models, combined with its
advanced user interface for both vessels and shore staff, made the company's
solutions a good fit for BP Shipping," said Dan Read, Global Voyage Operations
Manager, BP Shipping. "We are excited to continue working with Jeppesen on
this suite of solutions for our vessels and shipping operations."

For additional information on Jeppesen solutions for shipping companies, go to
www.jeppesen.com/marine . To learn more about BP Shipping, visit
www.bp.com/shipping .

About Jeppesen

Jeppesen, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is a market-leading provider of
vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on
worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological
information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of
navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and
commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels
ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative
navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency.

SOURCE Jeppesen

Website: http://www.jeppesen.com
Contact: Christine Pomorski, +1-303-328-6166, christine.pormorski@jeppesen.com
 
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