IB Marine adds ChartWorld sailing data to fleet performance monitoring tool – Digital Ship
IB Marine adds ChartWorld navigation data to its fleet performance monitoring solution to provide greater transparency into navigation operations and costs.
The agreement will further enhance navigational data analysis from IB Marine’s cloud-based decision support system, InfoSHIP Performance. The system is designed to collect, integrate, extract and analyze data from any system installed on board ships, as well as data from daily operations. It is used to monitor the operational efficiency of the fleet and accelerate corrective actions if necessary, based on AI-powered data analysis. The addition of navigational data from ChartWorld will provide real-time vessel positioning, voyage planning and vessel performance optimization.
As part of the agreement, ChartWorld will provide worldwide coverage of its i4-Insight (Lloyd’s Register) Professional+ charts. These are provided via a WMS (Web Mapping Service) application, hosted by ChartWorld. The hosting solution is the ideal solution when it comes to using digital maps in web-based applications and services. In such environments, the hosting solution distributes map images to multiple clients (either simultaneously or sequentially) in response to map requests sent for particular geographic areas.
The partnership will allow IB Marine to leverage ChartWorld’s electronic navigational charts (ENCs), route network and port database, allowing InfoSHIP Performance to add a wide variety of features to better assess the operational efficiency of a ship’s voyage and optimize future transits.
“ChartWorld’s i4-Insight Professional+ charts dramatically improve what can be defined as ‘safe navigation’: greater accuracy of the navigational information needed to navigate the vessel safely to its destination, at the right time and without inconsistent and unforeseen periods of stress on a ship’s engine,” said Alessia Ferrari, InfoSHIP Performance Product Manager.
“All of these details are valuable to owners and operators. And, thanks to InfoSHIP Performance, they become actionable information to optimize a vessel’s performance, route and even ability to plot possible ‘hubs’ close to the vessel’s mooring area”.
ChartWorld Business Development Manager Oliver Schwarz said, “Navigational safety is the first step in digitally improving navigational operations and vessel performance. IB Marine understands the industry and is clear on what operational changes can be made to bring about significant improvements in commercial vessel performance. They also understand the importance of the underlying chart data needed by crews, ships and shore crews. We are very happy to support their platform in this way.