StormGeo has launched its latest updated ship weather routing and fleet performance systems with the introduction of its Navigator Solutions Portfolio, an integrated navigational and route optimisation platform connecting a range of onboard systems to shore-based decision support.
StormGeo acquired Nautisk in September 2018, a supplier of digital maritime charts and publications, and has now integrated Nautisk’s range of services into its portfolio, adding new functionality into its existing voyage-planning capabilities within a single workflow.
The onshore elements of the system allow commercial and technical operations staff, and those monitoring performance, to connect to those navigation and route optimisation systems on board to provide expert assistance as required.
Part of the Navigator Solutions Portfolio is an updated version of StormGeo’s existing BVS system incorporating Nautisk technology, with the new NaviPlanner BVS integrating navigational planning and route optimisation within a single application.
“This release is the first of many new features to come over the next 12 months,” said Svein Kåre Giskegjerde, StormGeo VP of Shipping.
“NaviPlanner BVS is a key element of our all-in-one digital solution and allows our customers to enter and optimise their route, obtain the appropriate charts and create a voyage plan without switching between disparate solutions. This will increase the amount of optimised routes that are actually sailed, improve the visibility and communication between shore-based operations and vessels, and consolidate systems to enhance security.”
“A major challenge in the shipping industry is the lack of connectivity between voyage planning, route optimisation solutions and shore-based decision making solutions. This results in operational inefficiencies and inadequate fuel savings. The Navigator Solutions Portfolio is significant news for ship operations and management because it improves the connection of the onboard navigational planning station to continuous shore analysis, advice and decision making.”
StormGeo’s route optimisation software is already in use on approximately 6,000 vessels, with free upgrades to the latest version being offered to those existing users.