GNS, StormGeo Partner in Voyage Optimisation

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 2, 2019

Pic: Global Navigation Solutions

Pic: Global Navigation Solutions

Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), provider of maritime navigation information for shipping companies, and the weather service provider StormGeo announced a strategic partnership to combine their industry-leading weather and navigation capabilities to benefit our shipping customers globally.

The new partnership will leverage GNS’s and StormGeo’s combined competence in software and analytics, creating a strategic opportunity for joint development of new solutions and insight. The combined reach of the two companies is more than 20,000 vessels.

Working with StormGeo, GNS is extending its Voyager FLEET INSIGHT online service to include key weather-related services.

The companies will also collaborate to provide other tools and resources for the thousands of GNS and StormGeo customers worldwide to help vessels sail more efficiently and provide ship owners, managers and charterers with enhanced levels of situational awareness, data analytics and operational insights.

Commenting on the deal, Per-Olof Schroeder, CEO of StormGeo said, “We have a passion for delivering weather insights and the best route- and vessel optimization solutions to the global maritime community. We see a great potential in how we can provide increased this value for our customers."

"Since we acquired Nautisk last year, now integrated in the StormGeo portfolio of solutions, we recognise that the global market for navigation is bigger than we could serve alone. Partnering with the leader in navigational solutions and services that shares our strategy and vision for innovation makes good sense and reaches a larger share of the market with our solutions,”he added.

Paul Stanley, CEO of GNS said, “In StormGeo we have found a weather partner that shares our strategic vision to harness the power of software and analytics in keeping our customers safe, compliant and cost-efficient. Our software is capable of working with other weather and route optimization solutions, but this relationship with StormGeo will result in a more integrated approach that will be easier for customers to use and will deliver additional value.”

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