Sperry Marine launches integrated digital navigation and voyage planning services

The latest Sperry Marine Digital service, powered by NAVTOR, will reduce fuel costs, support regulatory compliance and reduce administrative workload for crew and shore teams

23 August 2022

Sperry Marine, the Navigation Experts, 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 e-navigation solution that reduces administration associated with chart updates and route planning and improves cyber security.

Navigation Charts and Voyage Planning is the latest service addition to the SperrySphere platform, leveraging NAVTORís award-winning service, designed to reduce fuel costs, support compliance with environmental regulations and reduce workload for navigators by providing all critical voyage information in one integrated application.

The system analyses the planned route and compares navigation data with the vesselís water and air draught and other specifications to ensure full safety from berth to berth.

With databases and permits automatically distributed and updated seamlessly, the huge number of administration hours and the risk of human error during manual planning can be reduced.

The ENC chart service simplifies workflow for fleet managers and navigators and provides full control and accessibility over charts with NAVTORís NavTracker chart management and ordering tool. This enables shipowners to take advantage of a range of data subscription models including Pay-As-You-Sail, to meet each vesselís specific needs.

The PAYS model enables shipowners to more accurately manage their purchases costs with no need to pay for unused charts. Cyber security protocols are enforced by Sperry Marineís Secure Maritime Gateway which uses multiple firewalls and a "demilitarised zone" as a staging post between front and back of bridge to ensure there is no direct connection between the navigation systems and the shipís main IT network.

"We believe e-Navigation is the future of shipping because we truly understand the problems of wasted time, unnecessary workload and lack of integration when using paper charts and manual voyage planning,Ē said Tor Svanes, Managing Director, NAVTOR. ďThis partnership with Sperry Marine will deliver an integrated solution, ensuring customers unlock the full potential of e-Navigation in a smart, safe and simple way."

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The Charts and Voyage Planning module is deployed and managed through the SperrySphere smart navigation platform. This is a one-stop-shop back-of-bridge digital platform which manages delivery of a wide variety of safety and voyage optimisation applications and a roadmap including remote support and diagnostics of navigation equipment.

"NAVTOR and Sperry Marine are global leaders in digital navigation solutions and by combining our expertise we can ensure that charts and routes can be securely and automatically updated using the Secure Maritime Gateway," said James Collett, Managing Director, Sperry Marine. "We not only aim to improve the vesselís cyber security performance; the SperrySphere will be the platform we use to deliver, smarter, safer digitally-enabled navigation to our customers."

The Charts and Voyage Planning module is deployed and managed through SperryMarine's SperrySphere back-of-bridge smart navigation platform.

About Sperry Marine
With over 100 years of history and expertise in navigation, we operate in over 10 countries, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas and Asia and employ over 330 people. Throughout this time, we have established our self as a major global provider of navigation solutions, including radars, compass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge and control systems. We take pride in our commitment to provide 24/7 support to all of our customers. Our success is built on numerous strengths, including our expertise and global reach, employees, approach to sustainability and drive to innovate. Combined, these assets form a unique platform for our continued success and future growth in the commercial and defence maritime industry. For more information visit: www.sperrymarine.com/

NAVTOR is a leading force in the provision of innovative e-Navigation and Vessel Performance Solutions, and a total supplier of navigational products and services for the maritime sector. We operate in over 60 countries and supply all types of vessels with navigational and vessel performance services. We believe that shipping never stands still, and neither does NAVTOR. We are committed to finding new solutions, technology and ways of working to further enhance performance, user experience and results for our customers. Every day we strive to make life easier for navigators, and safer and more efficient for shipowners, ship managers and operators. For more information visit: www.navtor.com/

Sperry Marine - press release