DTN has published a white paper on weather optimised routing, 'The five essentials of weather optimised routing for marine vessels.' While plotting a course from A to B is not so hard, getting from one location to another, while managing costs, keeping fuel consumption down, and maintaining safety is more of a challenge.
Weilbach, Vento Maritime and Force Technology have joined forces to develop a new digital route optimisation solution.
Kongsberg Digital has acquired supplier of software solutions for vessel performance and monitoring, COACH Solutions. The new name will be KONGSBERG COACH Solutions.
ABB has won a contract to supply its digital solution ABB Ability Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS to Roll Group’s latest vessel, BigRoll Biscay. The ABB marine software improves the safety and efficiency of ship operations by optimising the route based on weather and forecasted vessel motions.
Furuno has introduced the BBWX4 fourth-generation SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver for NavNet TZtouch and NavNet TZtouch2.
The Met Office has signed a partner agreement with Kongsberg Digital to offer meteorological and oceanographic data to its marine customers.
ChartCo reports that it has agreed a new partnership with MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services through the ChartCo OneOcean e-navigation software platform.
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.
Metocean data provider Tidetech Commercial Marine has launched a new system to improve access to its weather data, through the deployment of a ‘Data Cube’ which enables users to query weather data in three dimensions – longitude, latitude and time – in the context of their relational values.
Weather routing software provider MeteoGroup has introduced a new version of its SPOS (Ship Performance Optimization System) application, with SPOS9 designed to support reductions in fuel consumption and emissions by calculating and recalculating optimum routes and anticipating oncoming weather and sea conditions.
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