Fujitsu Laboratories reports that it has completed trials of a new ship performance estimation technology system with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Ube Shipping & Logistics, used to predict voyage parameters such as ship speed and fuel consumption to optimise routing and save on fuel.
Metocean data firm Tidetech Commercial Marine has agreed a new partnership with Weather Decision Technologies (WDT), under which Tidetech’s marine data will be made available within the WeatherOps risk mitigation system.
GNS has launched its new VOYAGER Hub application platform, with the aim of supporting implementation of selected software systems on board ship while also providing an additional layer of protection against cyber threats.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) reports that it has agreed a deal to implement the ‘Optimum Weather Routing System’ developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) across all of the managed vessels in its fleet.
StormGeo’s shipping division (formerly AWT), has announced the launch of a new multi-model system to support on board decision making in relation to routes that may be affected by tropical cyclones.
The sailing yacht Fantastiko, a research vessel operated by the charitable organisation ‘By the Ocean we Unite’, has been outfitted with a range of shipboard systems by ABB to manage voyage planning on a research voyage in waters off Rotterdam, the South of England, the Channel Islands, France and Belgium.
Eniram has updated its performance monitoring system, with Eniram SkyLight 2.0 adding nautical maps, weather layers, and route importation to support predictive analysis and planning.
ABB reports that its OCTOPUS marine software is to be applied on four new semi-submersible heavy lift vessels, to assist in operational efficiency using weather and loading data to plot optimal routes.
AWT has announced that it is to change its branding to take on the name of parent company StormGeo, which bought the US-based weather data and voyage optimisation company three years ago.
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.
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