rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

NYK Introduces New Navigation Support Tool

Photo: NYK Europe

By Aiswarya Lakshmi

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), the Monohakobi Technology Institute and Japan Radio have jointly developed a support tool that enables officers to better manage and share navigational information.

The tool will be sold by JRC under the name "J-Marine NeCST".
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) mandatory by 2018 on international voyages by passenger vessels over 500 gross tonnage (GT) and cargo vessels over 3,000 GT.
However, additional navigational information cannot be written by hand on ECDIS, as can easily be done on a conventional paper chart.
J-Marine NeCST solves that problem by including a very useful input function that lets users write directly on electronic charts.
The tool also integrates meteorological and hydrographical forecasts for the preparation of optimal route plans. Moreover, electronic maps and data can be promptly integrated and shared among ships and land, making J-Marine NeCST a very complementary tool to the ECDIS.

May 18, 2017

 

Navigation

ScanReach's In: New Safety at Sea Tech

InRange is developed as a “plug and play” solution and can be easily installed by crew members. Its main features include  ScanReach-GUI-tweak

Norwegian start-up technology firm ScanReach is set to redefine safety standards at sea with

Singapore Sets Out to Curb Ship Collisions

Image courtesy  Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)

Singapore is set to get new technology to help in preventing ship collisions.The Maritime and Port

The Day of the Unmanned Ship is Dawning

DNV GL Virtual Bridge Cargo vessels without a superstructure could one day be controlled from a virtual bridge on land. (Photo courtesy of DNV GL / Rolls-Royce)

While debates rage in regards to safety, insurance and cyber security, the tech powering

New Products

New DOP Dredger Series from Damen

Damen Dredging Equipment has launched a new DOP Dredger Series. Photo: Damen

Damen Dredging Equipment has launched a new DOP Dredger Series following the success of the DOP

Dredger Bonny River Launched in China

 Photo Successful launching of BONNY RIVER in China Photo Royal IHC

DEME's latest trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), Bonny River, was launched at Royal IHC's

MAN D&T Scoops 11 MSC Vessel Order

Company to fit MSC newbuildings with both main and auxiliary engines Photo by MAN

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order from MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company for 11 × 23

Maritime Apps