PC Maritime reports that it has added the universal route format RTZ to its ECDIS system, to provide ship operators with the potential to share routes across their fleets regardless of the ECDIS type onboard.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has confirmed that it has made a contribution to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels, working on development of a prototype ‘Smart Chart’ navigational data system.
Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Poseidon Navigation Services as the supplier of all chart management services for the fleet managed by Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg, as part of a deal that includes Poseidon’s Challenger software platform to manage weekly updates for all Admiralty products, both paper and digital.
GNS has launched its new Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) system, an application which leverages four years of data collection and analysis by the company to assist ship owners and managers in identifying exactly what navigation data they are buying, how much they should be paying, and where they may be wasting their money.
StormGeo reports that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nautisk, a supplier of charts and publications to the merchant marine sector, from NHST Media Group, a deal which will see StormGeo integrate its routing and weather services with Nautisk’s digital navigation data offerings.
C-MAP has announced an update to its Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS), with version 2.0 having been developed based on collaboration with customers to integrate a range of different voyage management tools.
Navico and C-MAP have announced that the companies are set to merge, with the C-MAP brand to join Lowrance, Simrad and B&G within the Navico portfolio, effective immediately.
Norway-based offshore operator SolstadFarstad has agreed a new deal with maritime technology provider GNS to fulfil all of its digital and paper navigation requirements, as part of a fixed-price bundle contact.
Nautisk has launched an automated ECDIS chart updating system, integrated into a new hardware product called NaviUpdate.
Scottish maritime technology provider MarineMTS has launched a new hardware system called Silverbox, used to manage electronic chart and navigational data updates on board ship.
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