NAVTOR works to revolutionise route planning
Global e-navigation provider NAVTOR has teamed up with a private weather service company in order to help revolutionise route planning within the maritime industry.
The contract with Weathernews inc (WNI) will see NAVTOR upgrade its weather information offering within its route planning software NavStation, while also working with the Japanese headquartered firm to develop a ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) routing service.
“This is another significant step on our journey to offer a fully integrated navigation solution that delivers everything navigators, ship officers and shore-based staff need on a single, intuitive and powerful platform,” said Tor Svanes, CEO, NAVTOR.
Mr Svanes added that as well as the weather information offering, other recent improvements to NavStation, such as the addition of the Passage Planning module, makes the platform an essential tool for enhanced decision making, with the minimum of fuss, administration and risk of human error.
The integration of WNI’s Shipping Weather Service Fleet Management platform into NavStation brings together benefits including optimum ship routing to save fuel and reduce costs and fleet monitoring, with daily analysis of ship efficiency, alongside detailed auditing capabilities.
Going forward, NAVTOR and WNI will work together to create a AI routing service. Details of the project remain confidential for now, but essentially a new software tool will be created that transforms data into detailed, reliable and optimised decision-making tools with real-time capabilities.
NAVTOR will unveil the prototype of the WNI integrated NavStation at Sea Japan in April.
By Anne-Marie Causer
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