Sperry Marine has partnered with NAVTOR to launch Sperry Marine Navigation Charts and Voyage Planning.
Designed to optimize vessel safety and efficiency, the service provides an integrated electronic navigation solution that reduces administration associated with chart updates and route planning and improves cybersecurity.
Navigation Maps and Trip Planning is the latest service addition to the SperrySphere platform, leveraging NAVTOR’s service, designed to reduce fuel costs, support environmental regulatory compliance and reduce the load of work of navigators by providing all critical voyage information in one integrated application.
The system analyzes the planned route and compares navigation data with the vessel’s air and draft and other specifications to ensure complete safety from berth to berth.
With automatically distributed and seamlessly updated databases and permits, the considerable amount of administration time and risk of human error during manual scheduling can be reduced.
The ENC Chart Service simplifies workflow for fleet managers and mariners and provides complete chart control and accessibility through NAVTOR’s NavTracker chart management and ordering tool. This allows shipowners to take advantage of a range of data subscription models, including Pay-As-You-Sail, to suit the specific needs of each vessel.
The PAYS model allows shipowners to manage their purchasing costs more precisely without having to pay for unused cards. Cybersecurity protocols are enforced by Sperry Marine’s Secure Maritime Bridge which utilizes multiple firewalls and a ‘demilitarized zone’ as a midpoint between the fore and aft deck to ensure there are no direct connection between the navigation systems and the ship’s main computer network.
“We believe e-Navigation is the future of shipping because we truly understand the issues of wasted time, unnecessary workload and lack of integration when using paper charts and manual planning. travel,” said Tor Svanes, CEO of NAVTOR. “This partnership with Sperry Marine will provide an integrated solution, ensuring customers unlock the full potential of e-Navigation in a smart, safe and simple way.”
The Maps and Trip Planning module is deployed and managed through the SperrySphere intelligent navigation platform. It is a one-stop-shop bottom-of-the-bridge digital platform that manages the delivery of a wide variety of safety and travel optimization applications and a roadmap including assistance to distance and diagnosis of navigation equipment.
“NAVTOR and Sperry Marine are world leaders in digital navigation solutions and by combining their expertise we can ensure that maps and routes can be updated safely and automatically using Secure Maritime Gateway,” said said James Collett, managing director of Sperry Marine. “We not only aim to improve the ship’s cybersecurity performance; the SperrySphere will be the platform we use to deliver smarter, safer digital navigation to our customers.