Tag: Voyage Management

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

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...

FUELTRAX introduces voyage planning tool
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FUELTRAX introduces voyage planning tool

FUELTRAX has introduced a new tool to help shippers plan multi-stop trips and accurately estimate time of arrival (ETA) by monitoring real-time speed changes. The voyage planning tool known as FUELNET Trip Planner operates with the ease of Google Maps and includes the following functions: –  Accurate ETA monitoring: Track each vessel’s ETA to any...

GNS adds MARPOL compliance tools to voyage planning software
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GNS adds MARPOL compliance tools to voyage planning software

Maritime technology company GNS has enhanced its Voyager PLANNING STATION by adding tools to manage compliance with special environmental requirements under IMO MARPOL regulations. The upgrade comes as part of the release of Voyager 7.3.4, making it easier for users to manage MARPOL compliance with designated Special Areas, Emission Control Areas and Particularly Sensitive Sea...

BC Ferries goes electronic with NAPA logbook
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BC Ferries goes electronic with NAPA logbook

BC Ferries has opted for NAPA’s electronic logbook as a fleet-wide standard solution with the aim to decrease workload and human error. NAPA Logbook is a PC application that can be used from any onboard computer. Users can search any official logbook event for authorities, filter results with keywords, make calculations based on automation signals...

Milestone for ChartCo with 1,250 orders for EnviroManager
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Milestone for ChartCo with 1,250 orders for EnviroManager

ChartCo’s EnviroManager solution for environmental compliance management has achieved more than 1,250 orders for use on vessels worldwide. The solution enables crews onboard any vessel to stay up-to-date with national, international and regional environmental regulations and ensure the vessel is complying with the requirements. EnviroManager can help with issues such as vessel discharges, giving clarity...

US NTSB adopts BMT REMBRANDT simulator
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US NTSB adopts BMT REMBRANDT simulator

The US National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Office of Marine Safety (OMS), has adopted BMT’s REMBRANDT full mission simulator, following adoption from other statutory marine agencies. REMBRANDT automatically read Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data to deliver a high-fidelity, 3-D reconstruction. It also allows the user to switch from its scene...

The importance of weather routing in fuel-efficient shipping
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The importance of weather routing in fuel-efficient shipping

Weather, including currents, waves, wind, and swell has been found to affect the performance of a vessel by between 50 and 80 per cent and cost thousands of US Dollar in additional fuel consumption. Routing a vessel based on predicted current and weather conditions is about improving the fuel efficiency, keeping to the sailing schedule,...

StormGeo to offer integrated voyage planning service with acquisition of Nautisk
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StormGeo to offer integrated voyage planning service with acquisition of Nautisk

StormGeo, a provider of weather intelligence and decision support services, has announced acquisition of global supplier of maritime charts and publications, Nautisk from NHST Media Group. The companies will provide an integrated weather routing and navigational service that has not been offered before, Thomas Fjeld, CEO, Nautisk, told VPO Global. The platform will offer StormGeo...