ChartWorld launches voyage planning platform

Apr 18 2019


ChartWorld has launched My Route Appraisal (MyRA) digital routing service.

The MyRA concept is built around the digitisation and automation of voyage planning procedures, freeing up the bridge team to concentrate on route approval, execution, and monitoring.

 

MyRA provides vessels and onshore personnel with an automatically proposed ECDIS-ready voyage plan. This is based on a route network, port databases, bathymetry from ENCs, weather forecasts, and the relevant ship model.

 

Ship-specific safety contours and automatically calculated safety corridors (XTD) are factored into the route calculation and route check. Weather-optimised and/or fuel-optimised route planning can also be included for the fastest or most economic routing.

 

ChartWorld’s Steven Schootbrugge commented, “The combination of automated route planning, integrated risk-management features, and greater onshore oversight of vessel navigation revolutionises how crew and onshore staff work with digital route-planning data.

 

“In the last 20 years we have seen a massive increase in voyage-related data, which must be processed by crew. MyRA reduces the burden of manually having to collect, verify, and input a vast array of data into voyage plans. This saves bridge teams time, allowing them to focus on risk assessment, adjustments and approvals,” he said.

 

Voyage plans automatically include all navigational route information:

•             Voyage data.

•             Routing criteria, waypoints, ENC, ADP, AENP, T&M Notices, and NAVAREA warnings in force.

•             Information about ENC data quality (CATZOC), minimum charted depth, ECA and MARPOL zones.

 

Voyage-plan data is provided in printable PDF and editable Excel formats, with a pre-checked route in RTZ format, export-ready for any ECDIS. MyRA also delivers ChartWorld’s CIO+ overlay with additional safety-related information.

 

Oliver Schwarz, ChartWorld’s Business Development Director, commented on the changing demands of operations teams. “We have seen increasing demand, from crew and onshore staff, to reduce the volume and complexity of the digital workload.”

 

“MyRA allows for combined on board and shore-based voyage planning and route checking to reduce human error in the voyage planning process. There is a double check from the outset, and options to tailor a route depending on the immediate need,” he said.

 



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