• StormGeo launches new versions of BVS and NaviUpdate at Nor-Shipping

StormGeo launches new versions of BVS and NaviUpdate at Nor-Shipping

Jun 3, 2019


NaviPlanner BVS2


Delivers the only integrated solution that spans navigation and voyage planning, route optimization, weather routing and fleet performance management to improve safety, fuel efficiency and reduce cyber threats

Oslo, Norway, 04 June 2019, NorShipping #B02-20—StormGeo, the leader in weather intelligence, weather routing and fleet performance systems, announced today new versions of the best-selling route optimization system, BVS, through the launch of NaviPlanner BVS and NaviUpdate.

NaviPlanner BVS simplifies the process of planning and optimizing a route, obtaining the appropriate charts and creating a voyage plan—without switching between different products. NaviUpdate connects NaviPlanner securely to the ECDIS for direct transfer of routes and charts. This addresses a major challenge in the shipping industry—the lack of connectivity between voyage planning, route optimization solutions and shore-based decision-making that impacts operational and fuel efficiencies.

Svein Kåre Giskegjerde, StormGeo VP of Shipping said, “We are addressing customer feedback to simplify ship-to-shore communication. This increases the amount of optimized routes that are actually sailed, improves visibility and transparency between shore-based operations and vessels, and reduces potential cyber threats.” Giskegjerde continued, “Today, BVS is used at approximately 6,000 vessels. With the added functionality of NaviPlanner BVS and NaviUpdate, StormGeo expects this number to double.”

According to Per-Olof Schroeder, StormGeo CEO, “As a participant in the UN Global Compact for Sustainable Ocean Business, we are working to empower sustainability. Our experts in meteorology, oceanography and our BVS route optimization team aim to optimize our clients’ voyages not just for cost purposes, but also as a benefit to the environment we all work within.” Schroeder added, “In 2018, we provided fuel-efficient weather routing to more than 64,000 voyages. This contributed to a savings of 1 million metric tons of fuel for our customers and an atmospheric reduction of 3 million tons of CO₂ as well as 35,000 tons of sulphur.”

StormGeo’s integrated solutions are available for demonstration at StormGeo’s interactive stand #B02-20 at Nor-Shipping.

About StormGeo

StormGeo is a global provider of weather intelligence and decision support services, with leading solutions for shipping, oil and gas, renewable energy, utilities, cross industry and aviation. More than 12,000 ships rely on StormGeo software or services for navigational planning, route optimization, weather and fleet performance. The company has 26 offices in 15 countries, including six 24/7/365 global operations centers. As a participant in the UN Global Compact for Sustainable Ocean Business, StormGeo’s passion for weather and the protection of natural resources motivates us to support our clients to make informed, environmentally responsible business decisions. 

Media contact

Cynthia Harris
Chief Marketing Officer, StormGeo