Danelec agrees data integration deal with NAVTOR

NAVTOR has partnered with Danelec to link the data collected by Danelec’s internet-of-things (IoT) vessel infrastructure with NAVTOR’s NavFleet performance management and optimisation platform.

“Danelec, through its decades of expertise with VDR (Voyage Data Recorder), ship performance monitoring (via Kyma) and ECDIS technology, is a world leader in collecting a comprehensive range of critical vessel operational data,” said Arild Risholm Sæther, CBDO NavFleet, NAVTOR.

“On the other hand, we at NAVTOR have built our reputation delivering digital innovations that make shipping simpler, safer, smarter and more efficient for our customers. NavFleet is the epitome of that.”

“Bringing Danelec and NAVTOR’s specialisms together allows NavFleet to turn a wealth of real-time data into better operational understanding and business performance. Suddenly teams on shore and vessels are working as one, with full operational insight and awareness, and the ability to constantly manage, refine and optimise performance. It puts management firmly in control of their worldwide fleets, empowered by high quality, validated data and the analytical tools to really utilise it. Administration duties are also slashed, with automated reporting, and compliance is simplified. We see this as nothing short of a gamechanger.”

Danelec’s data collection and connectivity modules are installed on over 10,000 vessels worldwide, collecting real-time data including AIS, radar, main alarm systems, engine and propellor performance, speed logs and anemometers.

The collected data is auto-populated into reporting forms and will undergo dual layer validation within the NAVTOR system, with machine validation followed by human validation that involves engineers checking for reporting errors or instrument calibration issues.

“We have focused on creating the industry’s leading highly flexible, low-cost onboard data acquisition and two-way IoT communications and cloud-based infrastructure,” said Christian Kock, Chief Commercial Officer at Danelec.

“That is our specialism. We therefore look to collaborate with external experts to help our customers take the next step – unlocking the value of auto-logged data and releasing operational benefits, on board or on shore, for decarbonisation, maintenance, fuel savings and many other purposes. NAVTOR seems like the ideal choice in that respect.”

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