Tag: <span>Navigation</span>

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...

NAVTOR acquires vessel analytics and performance specialist Tres Solutions
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NAVTOR acquires vessel analytics and performance specialist Tres Solutions

NAVTOR is extending its e-Navigation portfolio with the acquisition of US-based Tres Solutions. The news follows NAVTOR’s recent launch of NavFleet, a fleet management application delivering real-time operational insight, performance optimisation and enhanced business decision making. Tres Solutions’ core expertise and digital products will now integrate into NAVTOR’s offering, creating a unified platform to help...

SailPlan and MMA partner to develop intelligent vessel navigation
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SailPlan and MMA partner to develop intelligent vessel navigation

SailPlan has partnered with the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) to accelerate the development of intelligent vessel navigation and shoreside vessel control technologies. The partnership will advance the commercialisation of cutting-edge navigational technologies for autonomous and traditionally-navigated vessels. MMA will equip its fleet, including the autonomous 41-foot workboat R/V Quickwater with SailPlan’s intelligent navigation platform. SailPlan...

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...