Navigation Solutions News

02 May 2019

GNS, StormGeo Partner in Voyage Optimisation

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…

08 Apr 2019

NAVTOR NavBox Certified Cyber Secure

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Set against the background of increasing cyber threats to the maritime industry, e-Navigation specialist NAVTOR has moved to demonstrate the integrity of its innovative NavBox solution with ‘cyber secure’ certification (IEC 61162-460 Gateway) from DNV GL. NavBox, which automates the distribution and updates of digital charts, publications and other navigational data, now guarantees both complete regulatory compliance and security for an increasingly digitized generation of shipowners…

08 Apr 2019

E-Navigation Workshop Held in Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is co-organizing a workshop with the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) to support the operationalization of e-navigation solutions, the first since Singapore’s election to the IALA Council in 2018.E-navigation, a concept driven by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and like-minded nations including Singapore, aims to make marine navigation safer and marine communications more reliable, as well as to reduce accidents and damage to the environment.Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA, said, “As one the world’s busiest hub ports with some 1…

14 Mar 2019

Naval Dome,Totem Plus Ink Agreement

Photo: Naval Dome

Totem Plus signed a license agreement with Naval Dome for use of its cyber security software across a range of its automation and navigation solutions. Under the agreement, Totem Plus is licensed to integrate the Naval Dome software with the hard drives across several hundred systems in the Totem Plus portfolio, providing the highest level of cyber protection at the system build stage, prior to shipment to end-users. The Totem Plus systems leave the factory fully cyber protected…

25 Oct 2018

GNS, SIRM Join to Povide Cloud-based Services for Ship Managers

Pic: Global Navigation Solutions (GNS)

The  maritime technology company Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) and the supplier of navigation and telecommunications equipment and services SIRM have announced a new strategic partnership.The new partnership will combine GNS’s expertise in data intelligence, back of bridge software and navigation with SIRM’s cloud-based services and telecommunications capability to deliver a new generation of ship-shore technology solutions and enhance office-based situational awareness."Agreement…

15 Oct 2018

ChartCo and MeteoGroup Partner

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Global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services ChartCo has selected MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services (SPOS) through its OneOcean platform.OneOcean is ChartCo’s software platform for e-navigation, route and passage planning, environmental compliance, data management and a broad range of other services. The MeteoGroup services enable ships to safely navigate the globe with minimal fuel consumption and emissions, by calculating and recalculating…

17 Jul 2018

Maritime Tech Trends Digital

Jörgen Strandberg, Captain, General Manager of ANC Advanced Technology Electrical & Automation at Wärtsilä SAM Electronics.

With digitalization technologies sweeping through maritime, Henrik Segercrantz, Maritime Reporter’s correspondent in Helsinki, explores latest developments in the quest to harness the power of 'big data.'Wärtsilä's Smart Marine EcosystemWärtsilä continues to build its leadership resume in marine and energy markets, boasting net sales of $5.7 billion last year, supported by 18,000 employees with operations in more than 80 countries. Increasingly Wärtsilä is using ‘smart’ technologies in its growing scope of products for the maritime industry…

20 Jun 2018

Partners Unveil New Digital Operations Tool

Navigation solutions provider Marine Press, environmental product and services company Total Marine Solutions and maritime software and technology firm Brenock have partnered to advance digital transformation in the maritime industry.In an exclusive arrangement announced today at Marine Money, Marine Press will offer Total Marine Solution’s Ocean Guardian as an embedded software in its SeaPassage suite of integrated e-navigation solutions.“Bringing Ocean Guardian to Marine Press clients is a significant step forward in transforming the industry. It creates the most comprehensive digital navigation and voyage planning tool on the market – a seamless product that simplifies onboard decision making and voyage planning…

04 Jun 2018

DMA Expands International Cooperation on e-Navigation

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The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) widens the international work on digitalization and e-navigation and enters into a cooperation agreement with South Korea, Sweden, Australia and China. Up until today, Denmark has had cooperation agreements (MoU) on e-navigation with South Korea and Sweden, but in order to strengthen the focus on digitalization in the maritime sector, the cooperation is now widened to include Australia and China. On the morning of June 4th, Andreas Nordseth…

04 May 2018

Wärtsilä’s Acquisition of Transas is Completed

Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions (CREDIT: Wärtsilä)

The technology group Wärtsilä announces that its acquisition of Transas, a global company headquartered in the U.K., has now been finalized. Control of the company will be transferred to Wärtsilä effective from 4 May, 2018. The acquisition, which was announced in March 2018, has a transaction value of MEUR 210 (enterprise value). Transas is a global market leader in marine navigation solutions that include complete bridge systems, digital products and electronic charts. It is also a leader in professional training and simulation services, as well as ship traffic control systems.

19 Mar 2018

Wärtsilä acquires Transas

Transas Collaborative Decision Making Platform uniting Ship, Fleet Operations, Training and Ship Traffic Control Image Transas

Wärtsilä announced today that it has acquired Transas, an innovative, digital solutions provider headquartered in the UK. This acquisition is a recognition of Transas’ strong position in the maritime technologies market and its technological leadership. The transaction will allow Transas to work within a global maritime company in delivering its solutions, bringing scale and value to the industry in need of innovation leadership. Transas is a global market leader in marine navigation solutions that include complete bridge systems, digital solutions and electronic charts.

20 Feb 2018

IMO on Distress and Safety at Sea

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Seafarers depend on a robust distress and safety system when life is in danger at sea. This week’s meeting of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (19-23 February) will be focusing on core areas of International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s work relating to safety at sea. The meeting will review progress in its ongoing work to modernize the Global Maritime Distress and Safety system (GMDSS). The GMDSS was adopted in 1988 to ensure full integration…

08 Feb 2018

Nautisk Names Martinsen Commercial Director

Espen Martinsen (Photo: Nautisk)

Global maritime navigation expert Nautisk said it has appointed a new Commercial Director, strengthening its team as it prepares to expand its digital navigation services. Espen Martinsen brings over 10 years’ experience in sales, and has spent the last seven years at the Danish toy group, LEGO, most recently as Nordic Field Sales Director. Prior to this he was Partner Manager at Norwegian CRM software vendor SuperOffice. Specializing in the development and implementation of reporting and management systems…

18 Jun 2017

European e-Navigation Solutions Tested for Human Factors

Photo: EfficienSea2

The EU funded EfficienSea2 project, which aims to implement innovative and smart solutions to increase efficient, safe and sustainable traffic at sea, has finished a full-scale simulation of a wide variety of e-Navigation solutions. The simulations, which involved 8 navigators and took a total of four days, were conducted at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and focused on the human factors in e-Navigation. Multiple services, ranging from a digitalised form of Navigational Warnings to an interactive VTS-reporting system…

23 Feb 2017

Transas, Japan Radio Company Announce Strategic Partnership

Transas CEO Frank Coles

The strategic partnership will drive growth and accelerate innovation. Industry-leading solutions and services capabilities will deliver differentiated customer value. Transas, the innovative, digital solutions company, and Japan Radio Company (JRC), a leading global marine electronics company, today announced their new strategic partnership. The two industry-leading companies will work together in research and development, product distribution and project collaboration. The technical…

02 Sep 2016

Quéru, Davis Take up Leadership Roles at Navico

Nicolas Quéru (Photo: Navico)

Nicolas Quéru has been appointed to lead Navico’s Commercial Marine Division worldwide to take forward the marine electronics group’s continuing strategy for growth. Quéru has been made EVP Managing Director with immediate effect following his promotion from Vice President, Commercial Marine EMEA. He succeeds Jose Herrero. A French Native residing in Oslo, Norway, Quéru has extensive experience in international business management, including over eight years in management consulting at Oliver Wyman and Bain & Company leading assignments in strategic planning…

16 Mar 2016

Hamburg Sud Chooses Voyager

Global Navigation Solutions (‘GNS’), the maritime services group, has announced that its long-term customer Hamburg Sud will be installing Voyager Planning Station (‘VPS’) throughout its group.   This decision by Hamburg Sud was influenced by the unique range of features in the latest version of Voyager. The main reason for choosing Voyager was the link to AWT weather software as well as the modern tablet style of the Voyager user interface including a route planning application, which Hamburg Sud intend to use for voyage planning purposes.

04 Apr 2016

OSI to Deliver TDNS for Asian Submarine New Builds

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced it has signed a contract to provide its advanced Tactical Dived Navigation System (TDNS) to an Asian navy for a new build submarine program.    TDNS will be customized to meet specific customer requirements and closely integrated with the program’s Combat Management System.   OSI’s tactical dived navigation solutions are deployed with the navies of the U.K., Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal and others.

25 Apr 2016

E.R. Schiffahrt Chooses GNS ENCs Bundle

Maritime services group Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) has agreed terms with E.R. Schiffahrt, a Hamburg-based ship management company with activities in container and bulk segments, to supply Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) and the GNS navigation management software, Voyager. GNS is supplying ENCs and Voyager to the entire E.R. Schiffahrt fleet of 98 vessels at one fixed annual price, enabling the E.R. Schiffahrt ship management team to manage their annual ENC purchasing via a single purchase order and invoice. GNS said it used detailed analysis of each individual vessel’s trading pattern and chart usage to calculate the annual fixed price, an approach that enables E.R. Schiffahrt to ensure each vessel gets accurately charged for the ENCs it needs. In addition, the E.R.

09 May 2016

Helikon Expands Use of GNS Voyager

Maritime services group Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) announced that London-based bulk carrier operator Helikon Shipping Enterprises has expanded its use of its VOYAGER software solution across its fleet to take advantage of VOYAGER’s advanced route planning and optimization tools. Helikon, a customer of GNS for more than a decade, has extended its contract to make use of the navigational efficiency tools available within the VOYAGER solution. In addition to VOYAGER’s inventory management, compliance management and chart updating functionality, the fleet is now also using A2BviaC digital distance tables and Meteo Group’s SPOS weather routing technology, all of which is enabling Helikon to improve route planning and achieve greater fuel efficiencies.

26 May 2016

Tideland Signal Acquires Julius Signal

Tideland Signal Corporation, now part of Xylem, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Julius Signal, extending the company’s portfolio of marine and offshore aids to navigation offerings.   Julius Signal’s product portfolio includes an array of marine aids to navigation products, complementary to Tideland Signal’s offering, and extends its capabilities with obstruction signals, offshore wind solutions and unique in-land waterway navigation aids including lock signaling and navigation signage.    “Following on the recent acquisition of IMT, and now with the global backing of Xylem, we are in a position to serve our ocean and coastal customers with a broader array of Aids to Navigation solutions,” said Matt Scheuing, Tideland’s Managing Director.

29 May 2016

SRH Marine and Setel Powerline Pact for Greek Market

Photo: SRH Marine Electronics

SRH Marine Electronics SA and SETEL PowerLine Ltd have entered a Reseller and Installation Partner Agreement. Through this cooperation SRH is able to offer a complete and holistic approach to e-Navigation concept through Setel PowerLine specializing in the design and implementation of network solutions based on SETEL PowerLine suite of INDUSTRIAL GRADE PowerLine Communications (PLC) products. Vessel and Platform solutions as well as Wi-Fi, CCTV, LAN & Anti-Piracy are among the added value services that Greek Ship-owners can benefit from this agreement.

02 Sep 2016

MN100: Beier Integrated Systems

Photo: Beier Integrated Systems

Beier’s integrated engineering department and installation team specializes in retrofit projects, providing custom-designed systems for clients, reducing vessel downtime, and achieving the highest level of performance on the open water. Beier Radio, LLC and its subsidiaries (Beier Integrated Systems, Sentinel & The Marine Training Institute), together with its combined 70 employees, are committed to total customer satisfaction by delivering quality products and services to the marine industry in a timely fashion.

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