NAVTOR has introduced its next generation of voyage planning systems and software to improve navigational safety and efficiency for owners
The Norway-headquartered navigation solutions provider has unveiled NavStation 6.0, with a major upgrade to its passage planning software including new features to its first digital chart table. It has revamped NavStation to offer seamless passage planning, faster and higher quality chart rendering, more robust cyber security and better functionality for busy vessel navigators.
“We worked hand-in-hand with the industry to recognise challenges, understand demands and provide solutions that allow our customers to fulfil their business and operational ambitions,” said NAVTOR chief executive Tor Svanes.
“We now have products and services on over 7,000 vessels worldwide, with customers in over 60 countries, and that really helps us to see through industry eyes and identify ways our digital innovations can deliver real-world benefits.”
NavStation has undergone a constant evolution since its arrival in 2014, in a continual process of upgrades. This included a passage planning module, cutting administration time from an average of over three hours per voyage to 30 minutes.
In 2020, NAVTOR integrated Weathernews Inc’s optimum ship routeing for berth-to-berth navigation, enabling shore managers to get a new level of oversight and control. NavStation 6.0 takes this to the next level, said Mr Svanes.
“From both a navigator and owner/operator perspective we saw potential for NavStation to provide new efficiencies, security and data sharing, accelerating our customers’ journeys to more sustainable, cost-effective maritime operations,” he said.
“We believe NavStation 6.0 sets a new industry standard and, when seen as part of our wider e-Navigation ecosystem, is key to enabling smarter shipping today.”
NAVTOR has demonstrated increasingly ambitious development plans since US-based Accel-KKR took a majority stake in the business in August 2020.
Since that point, the Norwegian firm has opened new offices in Germany and Denmark, bought Houston’s Tres Solutions and launched NavFleet and NavStation 6.0.
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