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GNS, StormGeo forge partnership to deliver navigation and weather solutions

GNS and StormGeo have forged a strategic partnership to bring together navigation and weather solutions for their global shipping company customers which have more than 20,000 vessels.

The new partnership will leverage on GNS’s and StormGeo’s combined competence in software and analytics, creating a strategic opportunity for joint development of new solutions and insight.

GNS, a maritime solutions company, is extending its Voyager FLEET INSIGHT online service to include key weather-related services. StormGeo, a provider of weather intelligence and decision support services, will bring forth its BVS (Bon Voyage System) and advanced decision support tools to help shipping companies with situational awareness and route optimisation.

The two companies will also collaborate to provide other tools and resources for their customers worldwide to help vessels sail more efficiently and provide shipowners, managers and charterers with enhanced levels of situational awareness, data analytics and operational insights.

Per-Olof Schroeder, ceo of StormGeo, said: “Since we acquired Nautisk last year, now integrated in the StormGeo portfolio of solutions, we recognise that the global market for navigation is bigger than we could serve alone. Partnering with the leader in navigational solutions and services that shares our strategy and vision for innovation makes good sense and reaches a larger share of the market with our solutions.”

Read more: StormGeo buys Nautisk to offer integrated voyage planning services

The initial focus areas of the partnership include the shore-based use of the Voyager FLEET INSIGHT weather applications, developing onboard solutions to deliver ENCs direct to ECDIS to enhance navigation compliance and safety, provision of tailored voyage optimisation services.

Paul Stanley, ceo of GNS, commented: “Our software is capable of working with other weather and route optimisation solutions, but this relationship with StormGeo will result in a more integrated approach that will be easier for customers to use and will deliver additional value.”

Read more: GNS helping owners and managers buy only the navigational data they need

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