Tag: Voyage Optimisation

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...

The missing link in vessel performance
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The missing link in vessel performance

The shipping industry has stepped up its investment in digital tools and technologies to optimise ship performance, cut costs, and tackle shipping’s contribution to global climate change, but CEO of Norwegian technology company Miros believes some companies are missing an important trick. “We see a lot of investment in equipment like propellers and coatings, better...

Anglo-Eastern rolls out Fleet Operations Solution by Wärtsilä
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Anglo-Eastern rolls out Fleet Operations Solution by Wärtsilä

Hong-Kong based ship manager Anglo-Eastern has partnered with Wärtsilä to digitalise operations across more than 600 vessels. The ship manager will roll out the Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to support voyage planning and execution as well as engine performance and fuel efficiency monitoring. FOS integrates individual processes that are otherwise separate from each other...

Royston incorporates Tidetech map overlays into electronic fuel management system
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Royston incorporates Tidetech map overlays into electronic fuel management system

Royston’s marine electronic fuel management system (EFMS), enginei, has integrated Tidetech global datasets in the form of detailed map overlays for more accurate vessel tracking and route planning. The new arrangement enables high resolution data on various environmental conditions to be displayed on the map dashboard of the enginei Web Portal. The purpose is to...

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...

StormGeo upgrades route optimisation solutions
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StormGeo upgrades route optimisation solutions

StormGeo has unveiled new versions of its route optimisation system, BVS, through the launch of NaviPlanner BVS and NaviUpdate. NaviPlanner BVS simplifies the process of planning and optimising a route by obtaining the appropriate charts and creating a voyage plan, without switching between different products. NaviUpdate connects NaviPlanner securely to the ECDIS for direct transfer...

Total Marine and NAVTOR sign MoU to optimise voyage planning
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Total Marine and NAVTOR sign MoU to optimise voyage planning

Total Marine Solutions (TMS) and NAVTOR have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the integration of Ocean Guardian’s environmental rules into NAVTOR’s voyage planning software, as well as to allow NAVTOR to offer Ocean Guardian’s environmental planning tool as a stand-alone system. Developed by TMS, Ocean Guardian is a digital tool that provides shipboard...

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...

NAPA becomes first service provider for Ship Data Centre’s IoS Open Platform
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NAPA becomes first service provider for Ship Data Centre’s IoS Open Platform

NAPA has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Centre’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP). NAPA will provide ship performance analytics and voyage optimisation capabilities for the universal platform developed to share vessel operational data between stakeholders. The aim of the ShipDC IoS-OP is to create a new, digital maritime cluster...

The three P’s of vessel performance optimisation
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The three P’s of vessel performance optimisation

Columbia Shipmanagement has a vision for fully connected vessels with near real-time information exchange, strengthened processes, decision-making and value creation for customers through end-to-end voyage optimisation. Pankaj Sharma, Columbia Control Room manager, Columbia Shipmangement believes that three aspects are critical to achieving this vision – implementing a scalable platform, ensuring the right people are working...

Technology of the Month – Blueflow Energy Management
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Technology of the Month – Blueflow Energy Management

Each month VPO Global selects a technology that is accelerating energy efficient shipping. For May’s Tech of the Month, we spoke with Peter Knudsen, managing director of Blueflow Energy Management to find out how the Swedish company is giving crew the power to improve vessel performance. Technology – Blueflow Energy Management solution Company – Blueflow Energy...