Weather data company MeteoGroup reports that it has developed its own new tidal currents model for integration into its SPOS Onboard and RouteGuard services.
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) has announced that Helikon Shipping Enterprises, a London-based bulk carrier operator, has expanded its use of the GNS Voyager software system to its entire fleet, to be used for route planning and optimisation.
Dryad Maritime has released WxConnect, a new managed weather forecasting service for ships, delivered in digital format to support passage planning.
Transas has partnered with Theyr Ltd in the UK to incorporate the British company’s weather and ocean data within the Transas Navi-Planner 4000.
Weather routing and maritime business intelligence company FleetWeather Ocean Services has changed to a new name, Accuritas Global Solutions.
The UK Met Office has launched SafeVoyage, a new product that provides weather information for offshore vessels travelling in open water.
ABB reports that it is working with MeteoGroup to equip 140 Maersk Line containerships with advisory software that will help to optimise routes based on factors including hull design and weather.
Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has jointly developed a ‘Sea Weather Forecasting System’ with the Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST), capable of analysing sea weather information such as wave height, wind speed and current patterns on an hourly basis.
Amarcon, the developer of OCTOPUS-Onboard, has integrated the Wave and Surface Current Monitoring System (WaMoS II) from OceanWaveS into its advisory suite. The combination is being demonstrated at SMM.
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