Tag: Navigation

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...

GNS delivers greater price transparency on navigation
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GNS delivers greater price transparency on navigation

GNS plans to sell all digital and paper nautical charts and publications at cost price as part of its Voyager Navigation as a Service (VNaaS) solution. VNaaS customers will pay an annual software licence fee to access a complete set of software and data analytics tools that enable officers onboard to order exactly the charts...

Wärtsilä unveils new voyage optimisation solution
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Wärtsilä unveils new voyage optimisation solution

Wärtsilä has unveiled its new Navi-Planner voyage planning and optimisation solution during Nor-Shipping 2019. Navi-Planner is based on ECDIS connectivity and enables onboard voyage planning to be cut from five hours to 30 minutes, while also providing a minimum navigational safety standard for a less experienced crew. The new solution, which was developed by Transas,...

C-MAP enhances voyage optimisation with maritime suite upgrade
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C-MAP enhances voyage optimisation with maritime suite upgrade

Digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping company C-MAP has launched C-MAP IMS 2.1, an upgrade of its Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS) with new features for navigational chart and publication management and enhanced voyage optimisation. IMS 2.1 is designed to improve operational efficiency and streamline voyage planning and nautical information management via a modular onboard software...

StormGeo and GNS in voyage optimisation partnership
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StormGeo and GNS in voyage optimisation partnership

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...

MOL VLCCs to use AR navigation systems
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MOL VLCCs to use AR navigation systems

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) intends to install augmented reality (AR) navigation systems onboard 21 MOL Group operated very large crude oil carriers (VLCCs). The AR navigation technology jointly developed by Furuno Electric displays information on ships sailing on a vessel’s planned route and surrounding sea areas as well as ocean conditions. The system integrates information...

Ocean-going autonomous navigation system to be developed under industry MoU
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Ocean-going autonomous navigation system to be developed under industry MoU

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICT company ST Engineering Electronics (STEE), and Mitsui & Co. (Mitsui) to develop an ocean-going autonomous navigation system for the ‘World’s Largest Ocean-Going Autonomous Vessel Programme’, an initiative funded by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The partners will collaborate on the ‘Development...

Carnival and NAPA extend service and product agreement
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Carnival and NAPA extend service and product agreement

Carnival Corporation and NAPA have announced a comprehensive service and product agreement extension covering Onboard NAPA Loading Computers, training certification for Carnival’s CSMART training facility, and a framework agreement for future deployments of NAPA solutions. Carnival has already adopted many of NAPA’s solutions such as electronic logbooks, voyage reporting, and flooding decision support systems, which...