Originally published by MarineLink on November 22, 2018.
StormGeo launched the Navigator Solutions Portfolio, which is designed to be an integrated, navigational and route optimization platform connecting onboard solutions to shore-based decision support.
The move melds with StormGeo's recent acquisition of Nautisk, a supplier of digital maritime charts and publications to the merchant marine. The new Navigator Solutions Portfolio consists of the combination of onboard, onshore and weather routing services. Onboard solutions integrate all voyage-planning elements into one optimal workflow, with a focus on usability and connectivity. Onshore solutions will connect the onboard navigation and route optimization to shore-based commercial and technical operations, as well as performance management, integrating weather, voyage reporting and expert assistance.
“A major challenge in the shipping industry is the lack of connectivity between voyage planning, route optimization solutions and shore-based decision making solutions," said Svein Kåre Giskegjerde, StormGeo VP of Shipping. "This results in operational inefficiencies and inadequate fuel savings. The Navigator Solutions Portfolio is significant news for ship operations and management because it improves the connection of the onboard navigational planning station to continuous shore analysis, advice and decision making.” Giskegjerde added, “Because this solutions portfolio is solely provided by StormGeo, customer service, cybersecurity and rapid future innovation will be greatly enhanced.”
As part of the portfolio StormGeo launched NaviPlanner BVS, an integrated navigational planning and route optimization software. “NaviPlanner BVS is a key element of our all-in-one digital solution and allows our customers to enter and optimize their route, obtain the appropriate charts and create a voyage plan without switching between disparate solutions," said Giskegjerde. "This will increase the amount of optimized routes that are actually sailed, improve the visibility and communication between shore-based operations and vessels, and consolidate systems to enhance security.”