The SESAME Straits e-Navigation project, which aims to apply technology in the reduction of maritime traffic congestion and in improving traffic safety and efficiency in Singapore, has conducted a successful demonstration in close collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority.
Shipping company GC Rieber has signed a fleet-wide agreement with NAVTOR for the supply of navigation services, data and publications, spanning both paper and digital deliveries, across its seismic and offshore ships.
NAVTOR has been selected to represent the maritime industry in the ENABLE project, an EU initiative to validate the safety of autonomous vehicles in Europe, with the Norwegian firm having received funding to investigate the concept of ‘shore-based bridges’ over the next three years as a stepping stone on the path to autonomous vessels.
NAVTOR has revealed that take up of Pay As You Sail (PAYS) ENC licensing among its customers has now surpassed 80 per cent of all subscribers, with the option having first been introduced by the company in 2012.
NAVTOR has launched a new passage planning module for its NavStation software, to assist navigators in creating the required documentation while planning vessel voyages.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has initiated the first full-scale trial of e-navigation in Norwegian waters, which will see the ferry MS Stavangerfjord digitally sharing its routing information with NCA via NAVTOR’s NavStation, a ‘digital chart table’.
Norway’s NAVTOR and Sweden’s Nautic AB are teaming up to create a new business entity that will combine the respective digital and paper publications of both companies.
Navico-owned Simrad has announced the launch of its E5024 ECDIS system, a new type-approved ECDIS targeted at the commercial marine sector.
NAVTOR reports that it will be supplying Norwegian ship owner Odfjell with e-navigation solutions for its 50-strong fleet of chemical tankers and LPG/Ethylene carriers.
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