GNS and StormGeo are combining their weather and navigation capabilities in a new partnership that will provide more than 20,000 vessels with fresh insight into voyage optimisation.
Under the agreement, GNS will extend its Voyager Fleet Insight online service to include important weather-related services to support shore-side operations and decision-making. The collaboration will also see GNS and StormGeo develop onboard solutions to deliver ENCs direct to ECDIS that are optimised for GNS’s Voyager HUB and Voyager Planning Station onboard software. The new solutions will automate the distribution and management of ENC updating and reduce the workload of the bridge team while enhancing navigation compliance and safety.
In addition, the partners will provide tailored route optimisation services that can be simultaneously imported, viewed and used ashore and onboard to support enhanced voyage operations. Both companies are confident that data sharing and system integration is a vital step in streamlining collaboration between ship and shore.
“We have a passion for delivering weather insights and the best route- and vessel optimisation solutions to the global maritime community. We see a great potential in how we can provide increased this value for our customers. Since we acquired Nautisk last year, now integrated in the StormGeo portfolio of solutions, we recognise that the global market for navigation is bigger than we could serve alone. Partnering with the leader in navigational solutions and services that shares our strategy and vision for innovation makes good sense and reaches a larger share of the market with our solutions,” said Per-Olof Schroeder, CEO of StormGeo.
In StormGeo we have found a weather partner that shares our strategic vision to harness the power of software and analytics in keeping our customers safe, compliant and cost-efficient. Our software is capable of working with other weather and route optimisation solutions, but this relationship with StormGeo will result in a more integrated approach that will be easier for customers to use and will deliver additional value,” explained Paul Stanley, CEO of GNS.