Tag: Navigation

Wärtsilä upgrades Cyprus’ vessel traffic monitoring system
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Wärtsilä upgrades Cyprus’ vessel traffic monitoring system

Wärtsilä has been contracted to upgrade its 11-year old Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTMIS) serving ports in Cyprus. The upgrading will enable the Cyprus VTMIS to become a central point of contact and exchange information with other such systems in the region. This broader coverage will improve safety, combat illegal immigration and smuggling,...

Wärtsilä delivers simulation technology to Finnish university
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Wärtsilä delivers simulation technology to Finnish university

Wärtsilä has delivered a navigation simulator and specific mathematical models to the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in the city of Rauma, Finland. The simulator and model will be used as an essential enabler in the Intelligent Shipping Technology Test Laboratory (ISTLAB) project, which aims at creating a technically precise testing environment for remotely...

StormGeo and DNV GL sign MoU to accelerate maritime data sharing
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StormGeo and DNV GL sign MoU to accelerate maritime data sharing

StormGeo and DNV GL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalisation and data standardisation in the maritime industry. In the MoU, both parties aim to strengthen the presence and integration of StormGeo’s fleet performance management and weather intelligence solutions on DNV GL’s independent data platform, Veracity. This will give StormGeo’s customers an...

Anglo-Eastern extends DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology to fleet
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Anglo-Eastern extends DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology to fleet

Ship manager Anglo-Eastern has completed the successful roll-out of DNV GL’s Navigator Port to its fleet of more than 600 vessels.  Navigator Port software is used onboard several thousand ships for management of port documentation, assisting seafarers in navigating the administrative and regulatory complexity of port clearance and passage through controlled waters. “One of the...

EU study finds blue-light laser capable of identifying underwater objects
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EU study finds blue-light laser capable of identifying underwater objects

An EU maritime study has identified a record-breaking ‘blue-light’ laser with the ability to transform underwater range-finding, imaging and communication across the maritime industry. Scientists working on the €1million KETmaritime project have released a detailed report on the potential of ‘Photonic Marine Applications’. Project coordinator Ana Vila from the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) said...

Six ways to spend less and add value in 2020
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Six ways to spend less and add value in 2020

It will be a rare fleet manager or marine superintendent who isn’t looking for ways to make year-on-year cost savings as we edge closer to 2020. The rising cost of compliance – in particular the IMO2020 fuel switch – together with short term trade disruptions and the need for increased investment in monitoring and managing...

Fischer Panda to supply electric propulsion system for autonomous ship
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Fischer Panda to supply electric propulsion system for autonomous ship

Fischer Panda UK has announced a contract to supply, install and commission a complete electric propulsion system for the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) project. The installation includes motors, batteries, diesel generators and associated power and control electronics, which will help the vessel successfully achieve its unmanned Atlantic crossing, scheduled for September 2020. The voyage, from...

GNS adds route validation tool to voyage planning solution
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GNS adds route validation tool to voyage planning solution

GNS has released a new version of its Voyager PLANNING STATION that introduces a new route validation tool for more streamlined route planning and enhanced vessel safety. Officers today using ENCs for navigation must validate each route in ECDIS and then transfer the route back to a PC in order to get any missing permits...

Wasaline ferry to get Wärtsilä power and navigation system
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Wasaline ferry to get Wärtsilä power and navigation system

A new Wasaline RoPax ferry, currently under construction at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) yard in Finland, has chosen Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum navigation and communication system. This latest order, placed with Wärtsilä in August, is in addition to the comprehensive package of Wärtsilä products, systems, and integrated solutions ordered earlier. These solutions include Wärtsilä 31DF...

NAVTOR integrates Total Marine enviro regs into voyage planning
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NAVTOR integrates Total Marine enviro regs into voyage planning

Norwegian maritime e-navigation specialist NAVTOR has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Florida-based Total Marine Solutions (TMS). The agreement will see NAVTOR integrate TMS’ Ocean Guardian product into the NavStation digital chart table, allowing users to gain a real-time overview of all relevant environmental rules and regulations. The increasing number of environmental regulations can...

From paper to digital: the evolution of e-navigation
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From paper to digital: the evolution of e-navigation

Advanced digital technologies and increasing bandwidth capacities are facilitating the rapid exchange of data between ship and shore, improving the safety and fuel-efficiency of maritime voyages. One area that has benefitted from the progression of digital solutions is navigation. We spoke with ChartCo’s chief commercial officer, Howard Stevens, about the journey from paper-based to digitally-driven...

NAVTOR and Weathernews collaborate on e-navigation
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NAVTOR and Weathernews collaborate on e-navigation

NAVTOR has signed an agreement with Weathernews (WNI) on e-navigation that will result in a significant upgrade of NAVTOR’s weather information offering within its NavStation route planning software and give WNI direct access to ENC and passage planning. The partnership will seek to develop a ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) routing service that transforms data into...