Anglo-Eastern has installed a software suite on its managed fleet of more than 600 ships to assist seafarers in port calls
It has deployed DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology on its ships to assist seafarers in navigating the regulatory and administrative complexity of port clearance and passage through controlled waters.
This software manages port documentation and reporting to authorities, reducing port call paperwork by up to 90%.
Anglo-Eastern chief executive Captain Bjorn Hojgaard said this deployment was part of a much wider digitalisation process for optimising ship operations. “The addition of Navigator Port to our ships is part of our overall digital transformation effort across our fleet,” he said. “We are evolving our shipboard technologies for the future with smart solutions, and DNV GL’s offering complements our vision for a digitally enhanced fleet.”
Navigator Port assists ships in compliance with requirements from charterers and port authorities. It includes a database of information about all the world’s ports and terminals.
Anglo-Eastern managing director for QHSE and training Captain Pradeep Chawla said this software will save time for seafarers. “One of the most time-consuming tasks on board is preparing port documentation,” said Capt Chawla.
“We have brought in Navigator Port to reduce the administrative burden and ensure reporting quality. This is especially important on ships where the port of call is not known well in advance.”
Navigator Port can automatically fill in ship data on around 1,400 port clearance forms. It reports directly to maritime authorities, such as the electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure (eNOAD) to the US Coast Guard, and the electronic Pre-Arrival Notification (ePAN) to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
Its database of world ports is based on publications and data from IHS Markit Ports & Terminals Guide, Admiralty’s List of Radio Signals (Volume 6) and other sources.