At exclusive events in London, Singapore and Hamburg on 17, 18 & 19 June, Global Navigation Solutions (‘GNS’) the maritime services group, is unveiling its new Voyager suite of products that for the first time connects ship and shore through one e-navigation solution.
GNS’s new web-based Voyager Management Service now enables shore-based ship managers to check that their vessels are always carrying the required charts and publications, in either digital or paper format, and that all relevant corrections have been received onboard and applied, thereby helping prevent vessels from incurring costly penalties from chart-related issues arising with port-state control inspections. Use of cloud based technology and the international reach of GNS means that customers can access their account information for status on navigational holdings no matter where they are in the world, via all types of device from viewer, route planner and product catalogue free of charge.
Voyager’s existing route planning functionality has also been enhanced to provide new passage planning tools, together with deeper integration with Admiralty Digital Publications and improved product navigability. In addition, customers taking advantage of Voyager’s updating services also now benefit from simpler and faster access to chart and publication updates via Voyager’s new Action Centre.
Capt. Mike Bailey, Head of Navigational Products at GNS commented: “Our Voyager applications are designed by mariners for mariners to reflect and enhance how bridge teams and shore based managers work. Now by introducing an entry-level version of Voyager for use on board, even more people can experience how our Voyager software benefits back of bridge operations. Voyager Management Service gives ship managers online access to previously unavailable information and an easier, more efficient way to purchase and manage the charts and publications their vessels rely on for safe and compliant navigation.”