E-navigation firm Navtor has signed a contract with maritime weather routing specialist Applied Weather Technology (AWT) for a collaborative service to provide route planning and decision-making tools.
As a result, Navtor’s new NavStation software will also offer the routing and optimisation systems of AWT.
Navtor CEO Tor Svanes said: "AWT leads the market in gathering and analysing meteorological data to provide its customers with optimised route planning, efficient operations and better profit margins, while minimising the environmental impact of shipping.
"By integrating their software and expertise into our own products, we can further refine the service we offer to navigators to reach a new e-navigation reality."
The NavStation software manages the digital chart table, which provide all the maritime data such as ENCs, digital publications and piracy updates among others on a single space.
It can be used in computers and touch devices, as well as the OEM-developed 46in ‘gigapad’ touch device for use on the bridge.
The optimisation and routing service of AWT will be a layer within NavStation to deliver weather routing information and analysis along with optimal planning.
AWT helps navigators to update the routes and schedule with maximum safety by providing latest data from its onshore base in highly compressed and economical formats.
AWT CEO Haydn Jones said: "Like all the best innovations, it answers a real need in the market and simplifies tasks, freeing navigators from the burden of rushing around the bridge between different consoles, software and charts to access voyage critical information."
AWT’s service package can be combined with Navtor’s market proven ENC service NavStation ‘base layer’ with optional layers, including tidal information, iceberg updates and all Admiralty digital products and publications.