NAVTOR has launched a new passage planning module for its NavStation software, to assist navigators in creating the required documentation while planning vessel voyages.
Transas has launched a new navigation and ship operations concept called THESIS – Transas Harmonised Eco System of Integrated Solutions – which aims to create a common platform for collaboration between ships on navigation and operational issues.
CASCADe, a three-year, EU-funded project which is closing at the end of January, reports that it has developed new methodologies for information sharing and display on a ship’s bridge.
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’.
The EU is to contribute €21 million to the Sea Traffic Management Validation Project, part of the overarching Motorways of the Sea initiative, as the concept is tested in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea with input from 300 vessels, 10 ports of different sizes and three shore centres.
German software company Geomaris has announced the release of its eNavigation Kernel SDK.
The EU has approved a DKK 85 million (approximately $12.5 million) Danish-led maritime innovation project, intended to enhance safety of navigation and increase efficiency at sea.
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.
The IMO’s Marine Safety Committee (MSC) met in London last week for its 94th session, with several IT issues on the agenda, including Iridium’s proposed move to become a GMDSS satellite provider.
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