When an industry cluster of talented, innovative people work together, great things happen.
This week in Ålesund, the Norwegian maritime industry could finally celebrate the end of a project that has taken two years and included 40 Norwegian vendors. With the proud name Antarctic Endurance, the custom designed new-build is a one of a kind, energy efficient krill harvesting vessel that showcases the very best of Norwegian maritime engineering expertise and innovation.
With a length of 130-meter, the vessel has been designed and equipped to maximize energy efficiency by utilizing a number of innovative processes and technologies on board. All of these innovations make the vessel 30 percent more environmentally efficient compared to today's trawlers, thus making it a magnificent example of the technological capabilities of Norway’s maritime cluster.
A game-changing and industry defining vessel like the Antarctic Endurance requires only the highest standard of e-Navigation services. The NAVTOR team are both proud and humbled that our NavBox solution was chosen to make sure she always have latest charts and publications available as it embarks on the 2019 harvesting season. Connected and fully integrated with the ship’s ECDIS it will ensure seamless, automatic distribution and updating of the expedition vessel’s ENCs and digital publications.
From all of us at NAVTOR, we wish the Antarctic Endurance fair winds and following seas!