The solution incorporates modules for evaluating the operational efficiency of past voyages. It then uses this data to improve the efficiency of future transits where there are similar variables and trends.

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Past voyages are automatically evaluated via datasets collected from ChartWorld’s route network to find improved routes. These voyages are also automatically analysed by algorithms for operational efficiency, considering wave conditions, weather, and other factors that affect the voyage.

Under this collaboration, ChartWorld has signed a re-seller agreement with NAPA, enabling various NAPA services to be provided as part of ChartWorld’s MyRouteAppraisal (MyRA) platform.

Oliver Schwarz, ChartWorld’s Business Development Director, said:

With the adoption of ECDIS, voyage planning has become increasingly complex. Best-practice risk management requires ‘four eyes’ on voyage planning, with the master verifying the second mate’s plans. Onshore personnel can use the MyRouteAppraisal (MyRA) solution to pre-check onboard navigation planning for additional certainty, as well as comparing different route alternatives for the same voyage

In addition, Risto Kariranta, Director of Services, Shipping Solutions at NAPA, mentioned that by using AI-based algorithms, operators can reduce the cost of each voyage, perform it more safely and with less work for the crew.