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NAVTOR Bjørn Åge Hjøllo
Safe, green and efficient navigation is all about integrating data and services into ONE secure, platform.

Bjørn Åge Hjøllo, Chief Sustainability Officer

Research & Development

Enabling Sustainable Shipping


One of NAVTOR´s goals is to constantly develop solutions that contribute to a greener and more sustainable shipping. Together with national and international authorities, NAVTOR takes part in several R&D projects to help drive maritime technology forward. By collaborating, we can evolve, give input and develop solutions that benefit the maritime industry and society. 

Some of our projects:

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Green Ai for Sustainable Shipping

Artificial Intelligence can help cut huge amounts of emissions from shipping. A new project, GASS, led by NAVTOR, with six other Norwegian research, innovation and industry partners, has been awarded 44 million Norwegian kroner to develop new commercial AI-enhanced technology and services to optimize the energy usage of vessels and ships. Aiming to build AI enhanced "Go2 Market services" for One Integrated Solution: "AI/ML technology supporting green and safe shipping". The main target is Vessel Optimization focusing on predictive fuel/GHG emission by Digital Twin of vessel and ML for anomalies in congestions and traffic flow. 

NAVTOR is focusing on Next Gent Performance with GHG Emission Predictions of each vessel by Digital Twin, QA of reported data from Performance/Logbooks, AI fortified WX-Optimization, Cyber Security Detection and Enhanced shore side operation room. NAVTOR considers this a significant step forward in our efforts towards sustainable shipping.



The main goal of DYNAPORT is to develop new optimisation and coordination tools for ports and ships that reduce the ship's fuel consumption with at least 10% and increases port efficiency with equal amounts. The tools will be built on information sharing through internationally accepted protocol standards and communication systems. To improve port efficiency as well as port approach safety, the system will integrate the port VTS in arrival and departure planning and execution.

DYnamic NAvigation and Port call Optimisation in Real Time

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ISTS- Intelligent Ship Transport System

The main objective of the project is to create an international Maritime ITS Architecture (MIA) through a bottom-up approach from users' needs and existing and emerging standards. A second and connected objective is to leverage MIA and its associated standards to establish a shared and international maritime ICT ecosystem with a higher degree of standardization, enabling deployment of new products with much lower tailoring and commissioning costs.

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One solution for Environmental Compliance

Total concept for reporting cost-effective achievement of the sustainability goals

The Project aims to develop a Total-Concept for Sustainable Shipping. The main goal is to offer an Integrated Solution for ALL NAVTOR services. Services for safe and effective navigation should be ONE total solution. Stricter environmental goals from IMO (CII) and the EU (ETS, "well2wake"), means a big increase in costs going forward. The Total-Concept will monitor emission, analyse measures, perform cost benefit analysis, monitor safe sailing and provide notifications. 

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Passage Planning and SDK utilizing S100 data framework

The main goal of the project is to develop tools to utilize new sources of data, such as S-101: ENC, S-102: Bathymetric Surface, S-104: Water Level, S-111: Surface Currents. And in the future, also include data such as S-122, S-123 and S-124.

The project will developing SDK solutions to manage these data and utilize them together in our solution NavStation as well as fleet management in NavFleet, in order to carry out safer and more environmentally friendly planning.

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Horizon2020 – EXCEL

(European Components and System for European Leadership)


Transforming safety-critical cyber-physical systems into distributed solutions for end-users and partners.

Involving NAVTOR e-Navigation Suite


NAVTOR - a company with a green impact

Finished Projects

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Improved weather services in polar waters

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The NavGreen project is a large internal project supported by the Norwegian Tax Incentive Scheme.

Main objective is to build Sustainable Shipping, Involving NavBox and NavStation



Enhanced VDR data supporting NAVTOR services by

co-development with Danelec Marine, Involving NavFleet



Cyber Security in merchant Shipping – Service Evolution 

The main objective the CySIMS projects has been drafting a Maritime Cyber Security Standard and provide cost estimates to the IMO.

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Suggest a Maritime Data Space based on the International Data Space

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SESAME Solution II

Greener Maritime Traffic through Digitalisation, including semi-automatic ship reporting

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