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Wärtsilä unveils new voyage optimisation solution

The Wärtsilä Navi-Planner addresses meets voyage planning and optimisation needs in a single service The Wärtsilä Navi-Planner addresses meets voyage planning and optimisation needs in a single service

Wärtsilä has unveiled its new Navi-Planner voyage planning and optimisation solution during Nor-Shipping 2019.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Navi-Planner is based on ECDIS connectivity and enables onboard voyage planning to be cut from five hours to 30 minutes, while also providing a minimum navigational safety standard for a less experienced crew.

The new solution, which was developed by Transas, a Wärtsilä company, uses navigational databases and artificial intelligence to automatically create the most safe and efficient route, taking into account weather, hazards, and other voyage data. The latest charts and data are generated automatically. Onshore fleet operators are able to remotely monitor their vessels in real-time, record navigational near misses, and support incident investigation and playback.

“The Wärtsilä Navi-Planner is a safe, type-approved, cyber-secure system that addresses complete voyage planning and optimisation needs in a single service. It improves safety and provides fleet operators and crew with higher-level situational awareness. This is a retrofittable upgrade of any ECDIS allowing for integrated voyage planning and execution, today,” said Torsten Buessow, managing director of Wärtsilä's Transas business unit.

“At Wärtsilä, we are not merely talking about the possibilities offered by digitalisation, but actually utilising the latest technologies, including connectivity, IoT, machine learning, cloud computing, and cybersecurity measures to provide tangible improvements to the work of our customers, added Mr Buessow.”

In the future, Navi-Planner will incorporate new information into the voyage plan, including port arrival data. Based on a recommended time of arrival, the technology will be able to dynamically adjust the route and speed of a vessel’s approach to a port for a just-in-time arrival.

According to Wärtsilä, smart voyage planning services in the maritime industry will lead to improved safety, lowered CO2 emissions, and significant savings through reduced fuel consumption. It is anticipated that smart systems will soon be seen on vessels providing automated voyage optimisation in real-time.{/mprestriction}

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    “Digitalisation offers more efficient and better ways of operating and designing vessel equipment, such as integrated voyage planning including the remote update of ECDIS charts. With a 3rd party cyber verification, vessel owners can take advantage of such new technologies with assurance that it follows best practice cyber security design. Wärtsilä Voyage has achieved the first Cyber Secure Type Approval using the updated February 2020 Type approval programme,” said Jarle Coll Blomhoff, group leader Cyber Safety & Security, DNV GL.


    “Great work has been done to ensure that Wärtsilä Translink not only complies, but sets the standard for ship-to-shore data exchange through secure channels. The full compliancy with IEC61162-460 and DNV GL Cyber Secure rules takes Wärtsilä Translink to an unprecedented level of security, quality and trust,” commented Anton Karelskiy, solution manager, Wärtsilä Voyage.


    Following more than ten years of experience in connecting ECDIS with implementation and certification of four generations of cybersecurity solutions, Translink provides a cyber secure gateway for Wärtsilä Navigation systems to the outside world, including for connecting ports or revolutionising voyage planning with the new Wärtsilä Navi-Planner.

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