NAVTOR and ScanReach have announced a partnership that will allow shipowners and operators to maximise the potential of onboard data, creating a simple, integrated solution to capture, aggregate and analyse system information for enhanced decision making. The agreement, signed today at SMM, unites NAVTOR’s ship operations platform NavFleet, with ScanReach’s unique wireless IoT platform for a seamless performance monitoring and optimisation solution.
Arild Risholm Sæther, CBDO NavFleet, NAVTOR, describes it as “a breakthrough means of unlocking the true value of vessel data.”
Simple, robust, connected
He explains: “Capturing critical vessel data is one thing, while utilising it for better operational and business awareness and decision making is another. NavFleet has the potential to unite ship and shore; sharing, validating and analysing data to continually monitor and improve vessel, and commercial, performance. It delivers complete control for owners and operators.
“However, to really get the most out of the platform it needs as much data as possible – gathering in real-time information from systems throughout assets for optimal insights. This is where ScanReach’s amazing, plug-and-play wireless solution comes in. It helps join the dots between all relevant sensors and systems in a simple, robust and truly connected way. Together, NavFleet and ScanReach can make a huge difference for our customers here, helping them reach ambitious business and environmental objectives.”
Partnering in innovation
NavFleet launched last year, using NAVTOR’s established digital ecosystem (including offerings such as digital chart table NavStation and cyber secure data gateway NavBox) as a foundation to enable smarter shipping. In addition to a system of analytics and dual data validation, with both machine and human quality checks, it also radically reduces administration tasks. This is achieved through automation, with auto-populated reports, reduced human interaction/error, and simplified compliance.
ScanReach, meanwhile, created a new industry paradigm when it installed its first system on Olympic Orion, an OSV, in January 2020. This marked the launch of its ground-breaking wireless IoT platform tailored for industry environments made of complex and confined steel environments. It connects both technology and teams, without the need for expensive cabling and installation work. In short, it’s the IoT made easy.
“We’re on a mission to increase safety, efficiency, profitability and sustainability for our global user base,” states Arild Sæle, CEO of ScanReach. “Our unique platform is a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to realising those benefits, but we also see a means of adding significant value for the industry through innovative partnerships, like this one, with NAVTOR. They have similar values and ambitions to ScanReach, while sharing our focus on using the power of digital innovation to enable a smarter, more sustainable maritime future. We’re excited to be onboard together.”
Alongside NavFleet, NAVTOR offers an advanced range of e-Navigation and fleet management, monitoring and performance optimisation products and services through its connected digital ecosystem. The Norwegian-headquartered firm is the industry’s largest supplier of ENC-based services, delivering solutions to over 8000 vessels in the world fleet.
ScanReach’s wireless IoT sensor technology removes a major barrier to full digitalisation for the shipping industry. Alongside maritime, the technology has also made a major impact in analogous industries, such as offshore oil and gas, and offshore wind.
Scandinavian Reach Technologies AS (ScanReach) is a maritime IoT company based in Bergen, Norway. The company was founded in 2015 with the mission to develop affordable and user-friendly live lifesaving technologies for vessels and offshore installations.
It has developed ground-breaking maritime wireless technology to make data gathering on vessels and offshore installations easier and more sustainable. The ultimate goal is to create a safer working environment for crews and provide solutions to accelerate the reduction of emissions through behavioural change, as well as improve efficiency on board vessels. Read more about our solutions.