Navigational data integrated into cloud software

Jul 21 2017

German software provider Hanseaticsoft has integrated’s navigation data into the charter module of its shipmanagement platform, Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM).

This enables shipping companies to calculate the optimal routes and cost of their voyages more accurately, the company claimed. is the first distance calculation service that makes use of real historic ship voyages recorded by AIS signals, which means it is far more accurate than all other existing distance tables or calculators. AIS data offers the great advantage that in addition to the position, route and speed, ship-specific data such as the name, the load, the MMSI number, the radio call sign and other data is also transmitted.

Integrating into the Cloud Fleet Manager will enable shipping companies to make detailed pre-calculations about the best routes and the anticipated costs of any proposed voyage charter, Hanseaticsoft said.

The system is easy to use and companies need only to enter the tonnage of the cargo being transported, the ship’s planned sailing speed and preferred route to immediately receive estimated charter costs. This means that precise budgets can be planned and statements made about the efficiency of the selected route in relation to the cargo, as well as the predicted weather conditions.

Alexander Buchmann, Hanseaticsoft managing director, said, “Adding’s navigational data into the Cloud Fleet Manager will hugely benefit shipping companies by improving the accuracy of voyage calculations and their budgeting. In a single cloud-based system, they can carry out detailed route calculations, as well as a pre-calculations of the costs.

“For every route, companies can check how long it will take them to travel any distance and how much fuel they will consume. This will lead to more informed decision making regarding faster routes or a longer route that may take more time but will be more cost and fuel efficient.

“The integration of’s navigational data is another enhancement of our modern software solution portfolio that is helping shipping companies to gain new perspectives on their processes and increase their efficiencies and business performance,” he said.

Cloud Fleet Manager offers one platform for companies to manage their entire fleet and for information to be centralised, processed and accessed in real time using apps and mobile devices. The software portfolio comprises more than 20 different business apps.

An article written by Buchmann will appear in Tanker Operator’s August/September issue. 

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