Create custom routes using waypoints and assign the routes to logistic types to follow when departing from a base. 

Use the route planner to avoid obstacles and protected areas and account for other environmental or logistical factors. 

Route planner overview

The custom routes map interface provides the following tools in descending order as seen in the screenshot above. 

  • Zoom in 
  • Zoom out 
  • Focus 
  • Delete all waypoints 
  • Delete the first way point 
  • Delete the last waypoint 
  • Reverse the route direction 
  • Change the route color 

Click and drag on a waypoint on the map to relocate it.

Add a new route

You can add a new route to a base from your input library or from within a case. Navigate to the base and open the base details to begin. 

  1. Click the Route planner tab.

  2. Click + Add new route
  3. Hover over the new route and click the Edit (pencil) icon.

  4. Set the Route name and Color in the General section. 
  5. Scroll down to the Waypoints section to describe the route.

    There are two ways to add waypoints:
    1. Add way points manually:
      1. Click + New way point and enter the latitude and longitude as required.
    2. Add waypoints from the map:
      1. Click Edit on map.
      2. Click on the map to place the first waypoint.
      3. Continue clicking to add further waypoints.
  6. Add time delay and speed limit values to your waypoints.

  7. Expand the Advanced options section to set the route inputs.

  8. Click Confirm

Route inputs

Route namexA custom name to reference the route.
Logistic types

The route is automatically applied to any logistics of the types you select here when operating from this base. 

No two routes from a base can share the same Logistic type and Logistic load status.

The wind farm or bases at which the route terminates.
Note: Only available at the case level.
Logistic load statusx

Whether the route applies to the vessel type when loaded, unloaded, or either. 

Load status affects the vessel draft. Use custom load status routes to, e.g., avoid underwater cables when sailing with a deeper (loaded) draft. 

Is default routex

When a route is marked as the default route, two things occur: 

  • When you add this base to a case, all wind farms in the case are set as Destinations on this route. 
  • When you add, update the location of, or remove a wind farm from a case, the route is automatically updated to account for the changes. 

If more than one route is marked as the default, the routes cannot have the same Logistic load status or share any Logistic types

ColorxDisplay the route on the map in the selected color.
Time delay (mins)
Time a vessel must spend at a waypoint for, e.g., customs checks.
Speed limit (kn)
Account for local restrictions or environmental factors that limit vessel speed between certain waypoints.

This parameter affects the speed from the previous waypoint to this waypoint.