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

Chinese Trawlers Travel Farthest and Fish the Most

© Igor Yu. Groshev / Adobe Stock

China has the world’s largest and farthest-ranging fishing operation, outstripping the next 10

Virtual Aid to Navigation: Here Now, Here to Stay

MMAP-simplified.jpg

Vesper Marine designed its Virtual AIS Beacon in 2010 and installed the first solution in 2011.

Nautisk's On-Demand Chart Printing Service in Argentina

Photo: Nautisk

Mariners can now access on-demand chart printing in South America with the launch of a new Print

New Products

Meet the Future of Visualization and Mapping Sonars

Fig 1 – Echoscope XD, Echoscope and Echoscope C500 Sonars (Image: Coda Octopus)

Coda Octopus launches the new Echoscope4G Surface; the future of visualization and mapping

Pardo 43 Makes its Debut

Pardo 43 (Photo: Pardo Yachts)

Pardo Yachts Debuts Pardo 43 at the Miami Yacht Show this week. PARDO 43 was designed for

Benetti's Mediterraneo 116' Makes World Debut

M/Y Mr Loui (Photo: Benetti)

Benetti is attending the US show once again this year, from February 15 to 19, where it will be

Maritime Apps