Tag: Navigation

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

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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
Post

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...