Tag: <span>Navigation</span>

New AI-driven voyage optimisation solution launches
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New AI-driven voyage optimisation solution launches

A new voyage optimisation solution that uses the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) to improve fuel savings of at least 5 per cent has been launched as the result of a collaboration between the University of Southampton, the Alan Turing Institute, and Theyr. The solution ‘T-VOS’ is the first multi-objective genetic-algorithm AI-based voyage optimisation...

METIS adds data from Spire to enhance weather forecasting capabilities
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METIS adds data from Spire to enhance weather forecasting capabilities

METIS Cyberspace Technology has signed an agreement with data and analytics firm Spire Global. The agreement will see Spire’s weather-forecasting data and services added to METIS’ cloud-based platform to enhance weather-related functionality. Through both terrestrial and satellite data, Spire provides insight into weather patterns at each layer of the Earth’s atmosphere and across its surface...

Exceeding expectations on AIS data quality
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Exceeding expectations on AIS data quality

AIS message volume has grown tenfold in a decade and increasing demand means new solutions are needed, writes exactEarth CEO Peter Mabson. The Automatic Identification System (AIS) has fundamentally changed the landscape for monitoring in the maritime domain in a relatively short time. Since its inception as a short-range collision avoidance system, AIS tracking technology...

Alphatron Marine and Navis to co-develop ship motion control systems
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Alphatron Marine and Navis to co-develop ship motion control systems

Alphatron Marine and Navis Engineering have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop an innovative range of Ship Motion Control Systems based on autopilot and dynamic positioning technologies, which can become an integrated part of the JRC navigation system. Alphatron Marine (a JRC company) and Navis aim to provide a comprehensive solution to support...

ABB and Keppel complete remote vessel operation in Singapore
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ABB and Keppel complete remote vessel operation in Singapore

ABB, together with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has successfully carried out South Asia’s first remote joystick control of a tugboat in the busy Port of Singapore. The Port of Singapore, with more than 130,000 vessels calling annually, presents one of the most complex settings for autonomous harbor operations in the world....

Using AI to enhance navigational safety
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Using AI to enhance navigational safety

In the last five years approximately 4000[1] collisions and incidents have been reported annually, with 75-96 per cent of these marine incidents attributed to human error[2]. Speaking during Digital Ship’s webinar on how AI can be used to enhance navigational safety and save human lives, Philip Nielsen, general manager Europe of maritime start-up Orca AI...

Navtor launches NavStation 6.0
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Navtor launches NavStation 6.0

Navtor has completed a major upgrade of its NavStation software, introducing new features delivering enhanced security, usability, accuracy and efficiency for an increasingly digitised shipping industry. The solution, which originally launched in 2014 as a digital chart table, has been revamped to offer more seamless passage planning, faster and higher quality rendering of charts, robust cybersecurity,...

LNG-fuelled tankers to feature Wärtsilä navigation systems
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LNG-fuelled tankers to feature Wärtsilä navigation systems

Wärtsilä Voyage has signed a contract to deliver radio and integrated navigation systems for ten icebreaking LNG-fuelled tankers to be constructed for the Arctic LNG-2 project. The order was placed in January 2021 and is now in process of execution, in partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. The new contract is an extension of the...

exactEarth launches new AIS vessel identification and tracking service
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exactEarth launches new AIS vessel identification and tracking service

exactEarth has announced the launch of exactAIS Platinum Plus, the newest member of its exactAIS family of global real-time AIS vessel identification and tracking data services. The addition of Platinum Plus to the exactAIS family of data services augments the company’s real-time satellite AIS capability through the addition of thousands of coastal and vessel-based terrestrial...

NAPA, MOL and ClassNK to develop navigational risk monitoring system
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NAPA, MOL and ClassNK to develop navigational risk monitoring system

NAPA, ClassNK, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have announced that the software they have been collaborating on to intelligently monitor and mitigate grounding risks has been verified as successful in its proof-of-concept stage. Following the proof-of-concept stage, MOL, NAPA and ClassNK have agreed to the joint further development for a comprehensive navigational risk monitoring system....

Zeaborn Ship Management rolls out Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution
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Zeaborn Ship Management rolls out Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution

Hamburg-based third-party ship manager Zeaborn Ship Management (ZSM) has chosen Wärtsilä Voyage’s Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) as the digital navigation platform for its managed tanker fleet. Each of the ship manager’s 12 vessels will deploy the state-of-the-art system, enabling ZSM to effectively benchmark voyage execution, support the safety of the fleet and reduce crew workload....

How SailPlan’s cloud-based platform is optimising navigational decision-making
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How SailPlan’s cloud-based platform is optimising navigational decision-making

US start-up SailPlan has recently launched an intelligent navigation platform for ships that is designed to optimise ocean-going voyages and save lives by reducing the number of catastrophic collisions at sea. VPO Global spoke with SailPlan’s founder Jacob Ruytenbeek, an autonomous systems expert and passionate waterman from Florida, to find out how this new technology...