We are pleased to announce the release of NavTracker 7.7. The new version is another step towards ensuring better interaction between shore-based teams and on-board crews. New capabilities of the 7.7 version include:
In addition to all the new and improved features above the 7.7 version has also had some minor bug fixes to improve overall user experience. All the new features are described in more detail in the updated user manual in NavTracker.
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) have been working with the Venezuelan authorities to help them produce full ENC coverage of the Rio Orinoco.
“The pace we have been growing at since we opened in 2014 is simply amazing,” says Jennifer Lee, NAVTOR’s Regional Manager of South-East Asia. “We attracted major ship management companies as customers right from the start and are now one of the leading providers of e-Navigation technology in this region.
In the global world of shipping, Singapore is known as a key hub that is both sophisticated and technologically advanced. The ship management companies here are always thinking ahead and looking for new innovations that they can incorporate into their daily operations to gain a competitive advantage. For this reason, The Lion City was a natural choice for NAVTOR when the e-Navigation specialist first started expanding beyond Europe. Jennifer has managed the office from the start and successfully built a solid presence for NAVTOR in South-East Asia.
AIO has been modernized following introduction of S-52 Presentation Library 4.0
New symbols in the Presentation Library 4.0 on ECDIS allow Hydrographic Offices to highlight temporary information in their ENCs that were previously obscured. This has been introduced via software upgrades of ECDIS to IEC 61174 requirements.
As a result, AIO will be updated with a new version that will be released in WK35/18 (30 August). To avoid duplication, the new version will not show T&P NMs where the producer nation has stated that they include them in their ENCs. The status list of T&P NMs in ENCs for each country will continue to be available on the Support tab at: admiralty.co.uk/avcs, and within this article below.
The updated AIO will also not include ADMIRALTY T&P NMs that are only relevant to the paper chart user, which includes Port Approach Guides.
EPNMs, which highlight navigational significant differences between ENCs and ADMIRALTY paper charts, remain unchanged.
There are prepared a new AIO V2 – User Guide, AIO V2 – FAQs and a AIO V2 – UKHO letter of explanation for compliance inspectors letter for inspectors for compliance inspectors by clicking on the respective link. These documents will soon be available via admiralty.co.uk.
Pay As You Sail pioneer NAVTOR has welcomed the decision by the Japanese Hydrographic Office to formally approve the use of PAYS for ENC. Almost all hydrographic offices have now accepted PAYS as a method for distributing digital charts, and the Norwegian e-navigation specialist believes full global acceptance is on the horizon.
NAVTOR introduced the PAYS concept to the market with its DNV GL type approved offer in 2012. Since that point PAYS has emerged as a preferred solution for shipowners and operators, with approximately 80% of NAVTOR customers now opting for the delivery method.