• 2018 January 2 14:16

    NAVTOR announces the launch of NavStation 4.0

    NAVTOR has announced the launch of NavStation 4.0, updating the world’s first digital chart table with a new passage planning module to greatly reduce on-board and fleet-wide administration duties. Key features include the automatic logging of passage plan information, digital checks to reduce human error, and the unique ability to share routes across fleets, so any vessel or management office with NavStation software can access planned routes for assessment and future sailing, the company said in its press release.

    NavStation launched in 2014, allowing navigators to easily gather, view and manage critical voyage information - such as ENC, weather data, tidal information and digital publications - in one place for the first time. An initial passage planning module was introduced last year, easing the workload of navigators who had previously been required to input all necessary planning information, such as waypoint data, manually.

    This feature has now, according to NAVTOR CEO Tor Svanes, been refined to deliver even greater efficiency.

    “NavStation is already the best tool for maritime route planning and optimisation, but after close consultation with our users we thought we could push the passage planning functionality to the next level,” he explains. “Now, not only can navigators create safe, compliant documentation automatically, but they can also exchange planned routes with others, multiplying the efficiencies across entire fleets. The man hours this will save, and the insight this unlocks, has the potential to deliver real competitive advantages for our customers.

    “In terms of additional safety, the improved module also provides complete route overviews of warnings and alarms, allowing navigators to prepare for, and if necessary adjust, routes through dangerous areas and challenging conditions. It is our mission to simplify tasks, enhance safety and improve efficiency for both navigators and ship operators. NavStation 4.0 really does embody that drive.”

    Leading global tanker owner and operator Odfjell is one of the customers NAVTOR has been working with on the new release. Speaking of the product development process and expectations for NavStation 4.0, Thomas Lieske, Senior Marine Superintendent at Odfjell, notes: “We are very pleased that NAVTOR have included us in the development of the latest version of NavStation, and that they have acted on our feedback to make sure the result is a product that adds real value for the navigators. I believe that NavStation 4.0 has the potential of making a real impact on Odfjell’s day to day operations by reducing the administrative workload, and make the process of planning voyages faster and more efficient.”

    NavStation 4.0 is available on standard computers, touch screen devices and specially made ‘giga-pads’ that allow users to simply grab, swipe and manoeuvre all overlaid layers of information. Further features include the integrated NavTracker vessel management function and dynamically optimised routes to enhance decision making and reduce fuel use and emissions.

    About NAVTOR

    NAVTOR is a leading force in the provision of innovative e-Navigation solutions, and a total supplier of navigational products and services for the maritime sector. Every day we strive to make life easier for navigators, and safer, clearer and more efficient for shipowners, ship managers and operators.

    Established in 2011, the firm has grown quickly and established a network of subsidiaries and distributors worldwide. The headquarter of NAVTOR is in Egersund, Norway, and the subsidiaries are located in Singapore (NAVTOR Singapore Ltd. Ptd.), Japan (NAVTOR Japan K.K.) Sweden (NAVTOR NAUTIC AB) The United Kingdom (NAVTOR UK Ltd.), The United States of America (NAVTOR USA Inc.) and Russia (NAVTOR Russia LLC).




2019 February 18

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13:39 2nd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress to gather over 200 Russian and foreign participants
13:15 ONE unveils enhanced intra-Asia Japan service network for 2019
12:51 Nakhodka Trade Sea Port and Damen sign contract on delivery of tug by summer 2019
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11:53 World Maritime University signs MoU with Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
11:30 Coastal fish assessments to continue in Baltic Sea with renewed HELCOM project
11:07 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on ultra-luxury cruise ship "Silver Moon"
10:55 Finnpilot Pilotage amendments its service terms during validity of winter assistance restrictions
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10:07 Diana Shipping announces the sale of two Panamax dry bulk vessels and time charter contracts for m/v Crystalia and m/v Maera with Glencore
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09:07 Panama Canal Board of Directors appoints new Canal Administrator and Deputy Administrator
08:07 IMO conducts training course to enhance maritime security in Kenya
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2019 February 17

16:59 Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Rockport, Texas
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2019 February 16

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2019 February 15

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2019 February 14

18:03 Austal's LCS 20 completes acceptance trials
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