ChartWorld has announced the launch of a new voyage planning platform called MyRA, used to provide vessels and onshore personnel with an automatically proposed ECDIS-ready voyage plan based on analysis of a range of vessel and environmental data.
The system incorporates route network data, port databases, bathymetry from ENCs, weather forecasts, and the relevant ship model in its calculations. Ship-specific safety contours and automatically calculated safety corridors (XTD) are also factored into the route calculation and route check.
Weather-optimised and/or fuel-optimised route planning can additionally be included to generate the fastest or most economic routing as required, the company says.
Voyage-plan data is provided in printable PDF and editable Excel formats, with a pre-checked route in RTZ format, export-ready for any ECDIS.
“The combination of automated route planning, integrated risk-management features, and greater onshore oversight of vessel navigation revolutionises how crew and onshore staff work with digital route-planning data,” said Steven Schootbrugge, CEO of ChartWorld.
“In the last 20 years we have seen a massive increase in voyage-related data which must be processed by crew. MyRA reduces the burden of manually having to collect, verify, and input a vast array of data into voyage plans. This saves bridge teams time, allowing them to focus on risk assessment, adjustments and approvals.”