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GNS promises Fleet Insight with new data analysis system

GNS has launched its new Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) system, an application which leverages four years of data collection and analysis by the company to assist ship owners and managers in identifying exactly what navigation data they are buying, how much they should be paying, and where they may be wasting their money.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}VFI’s navigation management functionality provides transparency in terms of the ENCs, paper charts and nautical publications that vessels need, identifying how much they should cost and how much money the shipping company might be wasting by buying products they don’t need based on their specific operations.

Owners can also use the software for vessel tracking, monitoring sailing times to estimate more accurate operating costs, build in Port State Control data into KPI monitoring, or track progress against charter party terms by overlaying the approved route on the vessel track.

The vessel tracking feature enables users to view historical data going back to 2015, which provides both a record of trading as well as a tool for shore-side incident management. Vessel port call history, anchorage times and sea hours data can be used for operational planning, forecasting and budget management.

“This is data that owners and managers say they want at their fingertips but its volume and complexity make it difficult to draw together in a single application to provide effective fleet management tools,” said GNS CEO Paul Stanley.

“At GNS, we have been using this data in customer workshops for the last two years to take buyers through the detail of what they are spending and where they can save money – the results are startling.”

“The levels of un-needed expenditure on navigation data we see is very significant, and the gaps that our data identifies provide a real opportunity to improve index compliance. Too often shipping companies lack real-time access to all the navigation, position and voyage data they need in an easy to use format.”

The service also maintains up-to-date lists of the technical library publications required by each vessel’s Flag State, SIRE vetting and other key stakeholders, highlighting any gaps in vessel inventories, and provides global Port State Control inspection histories for all vessels to monitor actual compliance against KPI performance.

“When users need to compile yearly operating costs for a vessel, Voyager FLEET INSIGHT’s sea hours and port call data enable variable cost elements such as port fees, bunkers and lubricants to be more accurately calculated,” added Mr Stanley.

“Being able to easily see how much time a vessel has spent steaming and at anchor helps marine managers to identify and plan maintenance in a timely way.”{/mprestriction}

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