Published 2019-06-12 00:00:00
NAVTOR and Weathernews join forces

An e-navigation company from inception, NAVTOR started life as a challenger to traditional navigation methods. Now their freshly signed collaboration agreement with Weathernews of Japan keeps them on course to redefine navigation, moving beyond charts and chores and into the very heart of vessel operations.
Weathernews Inc. (WNI), the world’s largest privately listed weather service company, originates from a background of safeguarding sailors and protecting ships. Utilizing its vast amount of climatology data and the in-depth knowledge of its staff ensures a safe and economic routing of vessels to supports the single most important objective of safety at sea.
The agreement between NAVTOR and WNI is unique in the e-navigation sphere. NAVTOR will significantly upgrade its weather information offering within the route planning software NavStation, andWNI gets direct access to ENC and passage planning, further improving WNI’s service offering.The combined strength of NAVTOR and WNI enables the development of a ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) routing service.
The new duo will apply their combined wealth of operational and weather data as a platform to create a new software application that transforms data into detailed, reliable and optimised decision-making tools with real-time capabilities. This novel combination has the potential to revolutionise route planning, efficiency and safety in the maritime industry.

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