GNS and StormGeo have announced a new strategic partnership, which will see StormGeo’s weather-related services incorporated into the Voyager FLEET INSIGHT online voyage analysis platform and the two companies work together on the development of new onboard navigation data services.
“We have a passion for delivering weather insights and the best route- and vessel optimisation solutions to the global maritime community. We see a great potential in how we can provide increased value for our customers,” said Per-Olof Schroeder, CEO of StormGeo.
“Since we acquired Nautisk last year, now integrated in the StormGeo portfolio of solutions, we recognise that the global market for navigation is bigger than we could serve alone. Partnering with the leader in navigational solutions and services that shares our strategy and vision for innovation makes good sense and reaches a larger share of the market with our solutions.”
GNS will augment its Voyager FLEET INSIGHT service to combine StormGeo weather content with GNS data analytics capabilities to support shore-side operations, while the companies will work together to develop onboard systems that can deliver ENCs directly to ECDIS that are optimised for GNS’s Voyager HUB and Voyager PLANNING STATION onboard software.
The two partners also note that they plan to work together to provide a range of additional tailored route optimisation services that can be simultaneously imported, viewed and used both ashore and on board.
“In StormGeo we have found a weather partner that shares our strategic vision to harness the power of software and analytics in keeping our customers safe, compliant and cost-efficient,” said Paul Stanley, CEO of GNS.
“Our software is capable of working with other weather and route optimisation solutions, but this relationship with StormGeo will result in a more integrated approach that will be easier for customers to use and will deliver additional value.”