BVS Integrated with e-Navigator Simplifies Passage Planning
December 3, 2013 - Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) a leading provider of fleet optimization services and BVS onboard voyage management software, in conjunction with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), provider of world-leading ADMIRALTY Nautical Products and Services, today announced the capability of interchanging track waypoints between the ADMIRALTY e-Navigator and AWT’s Bon Voyage System (BVS).
"At AWT, we are committed to helping our clients attain both time efficiency and fuel efficiency," said Haydn Jones, CEO of AWT. "The seamless integration of the track transfer between BVS and e-Navigator will help captains find the most efficient route while making the passage planning process easier and less time consuming."
This new capability is intended to make passage planning much easier. Users can now employ the BVS system to strategically optimize a voyage based on weather constraints to find the most efficient and safe route, then seamlessly display the track in e-Navigator to validate that a vessel has all the required charts and nautical publications on board and up-to-date. Once the track has been processed in e-Navigator, it can be passed to the onboard ECDIS system to confirm that the track is navigationally safe.
Nick Hyam, Senior Product Manager for ADMIRALTY e-Navigator said, “The UKHO is pleased to be working with AWT, the acknowledged leader in voyage management software, to provide the navigator with a seamless voyage planning and route optimization solution which delivers real benefits in terms of cost and time saving.”
ADMIRALTY e-Navigator is a PC application that organizes, updates, and brings together all of the paper and digital information needed to plan safe voyages and simplify essential tasks. Whether on the bridge or in the office, e-Navigator will not only give access to a wealth of information, it will organize, maintain, and display all of that data, so bridge and office-based teams have instant access to all the navigational information they need, whenever they need it and wherever they are in the world.
AWT’s Bon Voyage System (BVS) is an icon-driven graphical marine voyage optimization system that provides on-board and around-the-clock weather-routing information. This sophisticated yet user-friendly system is both comprehensive and cost effective, making it an indispensable operational tool.
AWT (www.awtworldwide.com) is a leading provider of fleet optimization services and onboard voyage management software designed to help ship owners, charterers, operators, fleet managers and captains identify the safest, most time-efficient or fuel-efficient routes for their fleets, as well as reduce fuel consumption, costs and carbon emissions. AWT is focused solely on the maritime industry and staffed by world-renowned experts in ship routing, meteorology, IT, and maritime science, as well as former ship captains. Using the most sophisticated technology available, AWT routes more ships per month than any other company. Founded in 1996, AWT is headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, with worldwide offices located in the UK, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Germany, New York, and New Jersey. More information is available at www.awtworldwide.com or by calling 1-408-731-8600.
About the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
- UKHO, an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence, has been charting the world’s oceans for more than 200 years with the primary aim of providing navigational products and services for the Royal Navy and merchant mariners to save and protect lives at sea. In addition it serves small craft and leisure mariners and provides a range of consultancy services.
- UKHO also plays a central role, in support of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, in discharging the navigation element of the UK’s Safety of Life at Sea Treaty obligations for waters of UK national responsibility.
- UKHO produces a worldwide series of some 3,500 paper nautical charts, 200 publications under the ADMIRALTY brand and Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs). The ADMIRALTY portfolio is sold globally and used by nearly 70% of international shipping.