Tag: <span>Navigation</span>

Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing
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Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing

Wärtsilä Voyage has introduced Wärtsilä SmartMove Suite to the shipping market, a solution for semi-autonomous sailing featuring the industry’s most advanced sensors and high-accuracy ship control systems. The suite aims to take the concept of automated dock-to-dock operations to the next level. Fully retrofittable, the SmartMove Suite can soup-up existing vessels with next-generation capabilities to...

“K” Line rolls out performance management system to chartered vessels
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“K” Line rolls out performance management system to chartered vessels

“K” Line has started the installation of the integrated ship operation and performance management system “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” on chartered vessels. The company’s owned ships are also being equipped. This system, released in 2016, has so far been installed on about 140 vessels, mainly those owned by “K” Line. It has a variety of...

Wärtsilä helps Wintershall Noordzee mitigate offshore hazards
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Wärtsilä helps Wintershall Noordzee mitigate offshore hazards

Wärtsilä Voyage has successfully completed its first commercial installation of the state-of-the-art Wärtsilä Navi-Harbour WebVTS 5.0 software application to deliver greater safety for Netherlands-based Wintershall Noordzee.  The Wärtsilä Navi-Harbour WebVTS features an early warning system to avoid collisions between the offshore platforms and vessels in their vicinity. It works by providing remote access to Automatic...

SailPlan launches to enable intelligent navigation for ships
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SailPlan launches to enable intelligent navigation for ships

SailPlan is building an intelligent navigation platform for ships that will make navigation dramatically safer and more efficient in a world with an ever-growing demand for cargo. In the past ten years, almost 1,000 ships and thousands of lives have been lost. Most catastrophic incidents result from human error, as navigators rely primarily on their...

Shipping industry shows support for Eyesea pollution mapping initiative
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Shipping industry shows support for Eyesea pollution mapping initiative

Shipping leaders have united in their support of pollution mapping initiative Eyesea which was officially launched today. Eyesea, a not-for-profit organisation, uses cutting edge technology and the support of seafarers, shipowners, managers and maritime professionals to collect and process oceanic pollution data. The data is used to build detailed maps and charts available free of...

Telemar scoops five-year vessel service contract for NSC-Group fleet
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Telemar scoops five-year vessel service contract for NSC-Group fleet

Marlink Group company Telemar has been awarded the contract to provide in-person and remote service support for bridge navigation equipment to NSC-Group fleet of vessels. NSC-Group is already a customer of Marlink’s smart network solutions, having renewed its agreement for provision of high bandwidth Sealink VSAT to its fleet in April 2020. The agreement with...

Voyager Worldwide partners with Baker, Lyman & Co
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Voyager Worldwide partners with Baker, Lyman & Co

Voyager Worldwide and Baker, Lyman & Co, one of the oldest distributors of Admiralty and NOAA navigation charts and publications in the USA, have announced a new partnership to provide Voyager navigation software solutions to Baker Lyman customers ahead of the retirement of the UKHO’s ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station and ADMIRALTY Gateway e-chart updating software...

Innovation Norway funds Kongsberg’s cloud-based simulator tech
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Innovation Norway funds Kongsberg’s cloud-based simulator tech

Kongsberg Digital is developing cloud-based simulation technology to support advanced operational studies, research and education in the maritime industry. The use of increasingly advanced equipment and an elevated focus on safety and sustainability has raised the bar for innovative new solutions to collect, simulate and share data to assist in optimisation of vessel operations. Kongsberg...

Proactive use of voyage data recorder information
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Proactive use of voyage data recorder information

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a revised edition of the information paper Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information. This information paper updates OCIMF’s Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information (published in 2013) to consider the impact of recent updates to VDR performance standards...

New display simplifies docking procedure
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New display simplifies docking procedure

Raytheon Anschütz, a business of Raytheon Technologies, is introducing a new “Docking Display” as an optional feature for the Conning NX navigational ship software. The Docking Display provides a navigator an overview of ship data at a glance and a chart window to facilitate docking. It is designed using Conning NX “widgets” that can be...

OneOcean unveils latest voyage optimisation solutions
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OneOcean unveils latest voyage optimisation solutions

OneOcean has unveiled its latest online voyage solutions, which have been developed to help fleet owners and managers solve multiple navigation and compliance issues whilst enabling their ship and shoreside teams to communicate much more effectively. The software covers all aspects of voyage optimisation, including passage planning, compliance, safety and environmental products. The software collates,...

Laser sensor tech provides huge potential for maritime industry
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Laser sensor tech provides huge potential for maritime industry

Research scientist and entrepreneur Sverre Dokken believes laser-based remote sensing has big potential in the maritime domain and could reduce navigational risk by up to 50 per cent. Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) is a laser-based navigational aid that combines long-distance object detection with high-accuracy measurement, giving users a full 2D/3D/4D (3D plus time) perspective...