The EfficienSea2 project, which is led by the Danish Maritime Authority, is now ready to demonstrate its first results. At a coming conference, beta releases of some of the solutions will be launched.
Originally developed for military applications, Wärtsilä’s new helicopter guidance software technology is based on the company’s well known Nacos Platinum navigation system. The Guidance has been further developed to suit marine applications, notably in the mega yacht and cruise ship segments.
NAVTOR believes that hydrographic authorities yet to allow the use of ‘pay as you sail’ ENCs in their national waters are lagging behind clear industry demand. This distribution method has yet to be approved by key bodies controlling some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
ECDIS has launched new Annual Competency Assurance Training (ACATS) Service. This new annual service was produced in conjunction with the top 20 questions used for ECDIS Audit Inspections and the Inspectors ECDIS Course, both designed by ECDIS Ltd.
The MONALISA 2.0 project’s successor, Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation Project, aims to be the next step for a more efficient and environmentally friendly maritime sector. For this large e-navigation project, 300 ships will start using STM services on-board, 13 ports will implement Port CDM solutions and the world’s largest civil maritime simulator network will be enlarged and used for extensive testing of complex traffic situations.
A sizeable number of apps have been developed for the maritime industry, with functions ranging from checklists that help with international convention requirements to TripAdvsor type apps that inform sailors about facilities in marinas. However, few apps are available to support professional commercial navigation.
e-Navigation holds great promise to enhance safety and efficiency in the international maritime industry. To help ensure that the promise of e-navigation is realised, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has taken steps to improve the development processes for new navigational systems.
Willy Zeiler, Marketing & Communications Manager, NAVTOR analysed the ‘’e-navigation solutions in the smart shipping context’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum using the example of his company’s back-of-bridge planning software which simplifies the process of safe and economical route planning, including easy access to and use of digital e-Nav information.
Willy Zeiler, Marketing & Communications Manager, NAVTOR analysed the ‘’e-navigation solutions in the smart shipping context’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum by using the example of his company’s back-of-bridge planning software which simplifies the process of safe and economical route planning, including easy access to and use of digital e-Nav information
The modernization of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), e-navigation implementation and new and amended ships’ routeing proposals are among items on a busy agenda as the third session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communication, Search and Rescue (NCSR) gets underway (29 February-4 March).
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