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Smarter Voyage

Wärtsilä Voyage radically transforms how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability and emissions.

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Smart routing &
Voyage planning

Voyage planning, route creation, weather optimisation and charts delivery can happen in one system available onboard and onshore, and it’s the same system voyage is executed in.

Efficient & green sailing

Smart routing & voyage planning

Voyage optimisation embraces all stages, starting from onshore with route planning. Then it proceeds to monitoring the voyage and optimising the route using weather data and AI. At the end of it, voyage optimisation provides benchmarking for learning and continuous improvement.

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Voyage starts from onshore – collaborative voyage planning

  • Voyage optimisation starts from onshore
  • Unlimited computation power enables voyage calculation using latest nautical charts and vessel-specific, self-learning fuel consumption models
  • Voyage calculation incl. fuel consumption happens in one system (not in several excel sheets)
  • Experts onshore can pre-plan detailed routes using same tools as onboard and store them to a private database for company-wide usage
  • Vessel operators can assign a chosen voyage to a vessel to be picked up from the ECDIS
  • You can monitor voyage and, at the end of it, benchmark for collaborative learning and continuous improvement

Onboard voyage planning saves time while becoming automated

  • Solving crew fatigue issue while keeping navigational safety at the consistent level
  • Wärtsilä Voyage Navi-Planner follows a clear step-by-step approach to route planning (from port to port), optimises the route using weather data and AI, downloads the navigational data, fine-tunes the route on the waypoint and leg level, whilst keeping the master in full control of the planning

Wärtsilä Voyage “Take-Me-Home” solution for tablet

  • No need for back up paper charts
  • BridgeMate is our tablet Take Me Home solution. If everything turns black on the bridge, our tablet solution, using its own built-in GPS and latest charts and routes (automatically synchronised with the bridge navigational system), can take the vessel safely to the nearest port for attendance

Performance Monitoring & Fuel Efficiency

Real-time vessel tracking can be complemented by all relevant information for fuel savings during voyage and for compliance with charter party and environmental requirements.

Efficient & green sailing

Performance monitoring & fuel efficiency

An integrated navigation and automation system get you to new levels of fuel efficiency. A unique physics-based machine learning approach gives access to enough data in order to generate accurate speed and consumption curves. On top of that, the automation system turns unneeded machinery off on sea passage.

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Increasing navigational safety and fuel efficiency

  • Real time vessel tracking based on planned voyage and nautical charts
  • Tailored alerts to inform crew and office, nautical near miss detection, emergency response and playback of situations
  • Wärtsilä Voyage SmartLog, a new way of ship-to-shore reporting with minimal additional data entry
  • Еasy fulfilling of mandatory reporting requirements (MRV, DCS) and charter party compliance

The automation system is your assistant for fuel efficiency

  • Noon reports don’t provide enough data to generate accurate speed and consumption curves due to a lack of important context and real-time data
  • Wärtsilä Voyage Vessel Performance Digital Twin is designed by combining noon reports and high frequency data from the navigational equipment to quantify the effect of different factors in the total fuel consumption
  • Using the performance model enables fuel consumption predictions in various conditions, unlocking a comprehensive set of fuel efficiency analytics pre-, post and in-voyage execution

Integrated navigation & automation system for higher fuel efficiency

  • A weather and fuel optimised route
  • Can be directly executed from the speed and trackpilot of the vessel (NACOS speed / trackpilot) to keep most economic constant RPM or power at all times
  • The automation system keeps only needed systems running on sea passage

Ship-to-Shore Connectivity for Just-in-time Arrivals

The ships navigation system can be directly connected to the port management system for scheduling and real-time information delivery to reduce emissions and enhance safety.

Transparent & coordinated port operations

Ship-to-port connectivity for just-in-time arrivals

Voyage optimisation embraces all stages, starting from onshore with route planning. Then it proceeds to monitoring the voyage and optimising the route using weather data and AI. At the end of it, voyage optimisation provides benchmarking for learning and continuous improvement.

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Ship-to-Port connectivity – reducing time spent on finding out the ETA

  • Masses of e-mails to coordinate a port call
  • STM industry project as basis, now continued with Navelink consortium
  • Navi-Port is a Smart Port component enabling JIT with multiple options onboard and onshore to connect
  • Better ETA planning leads to better ETD (and the voyage begins new see on top)
  • Direct connection to the ports VTS

Just-in-time arrival – the biggest available fuel-saving lever

  • Knowing delays earlier enables crew to reduce speed and save fuel
  • Less waiting time at anchor reduces local emissions in ports and increases safety

Situation Awareness & Collision Avoidance

New type of sensors can give crews higher situational awareness in high density traffic, while new algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI) support decisions to avoid collisions.

Safe & automated operations

Situational awareness & collision avoidance

New type of sensors and sensor fusion on top of classical radars; this increases situational awareness for crew. AI, in turn, can predict manoeuvres of surrounding vessels up to 15-30 mins in time, which enhances collision avoidance and supports bridge team.

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New type of sensors and sensor fusion

  • Aggregating and associating individual sensors provides deeper insight and higher combined value into the surrounding environment
  • AI makes increasing use of data sources originally meant for human eyes – think why it is called radar picture interpretation
  • Sensors until very recently not commonly found on board ships (like machine vision, high-resolution radars) make their appearance now and augment the capabilities of lookouts, being their never-tiring companion and exceeding their capabilities

Real-life applications and cases with IntelliTug

  • Targetless positioning technology such as SceneScan or RangeGuard makes highly accurate relative positioning everywhere without the need for external infrastructure or lengthy calibration procedures
  • Overcoming the limitations of human senses in terms of range, resolution and endurance enables new application and business cases, such as a birds-eye view of the own ship for docking or a “transparent bow” to see through higher cargo stacks on container ships g
  • POC of sensor fusion for use at collision avoidance has been proven in narrowly defined conditions and operational domain successfully in IntelliTu

Collision avoidance via advanced intelligent system

  • AI can predict manoeuvres of surrounding vessels up to 15-30 mins in time
  • Based on the prediction, system only gives alerts when it’s necessary and minimises unexpected manoeuvres
  • Computer immediately proposes customisable manoeuvre acc. to COLREGS to avoid dangerous situations
  • System is tracking situation 24/7, in any conditions and always ready to support bridge team

Towards autonomous operations

Enhanced decision support and smart control systems can support crews during complex manoeuvres to increase safety and efficiency.

Safe & automated operations

Towards autonomous operations

Periodically unmanned bridge makes shift planning more flexible, allowing human focus to turn from monotonous tasks towards higher-value work. SmartMove assistants to help crew making safe manoeuvres, achieving high-accuracy control of the ship in critical operations.

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Periodically unmanned bridge – flexible shift planning

  • Builds mostly on the existing sensors and profiling techniques to detect traffic situations of low complexity
  • Allows highly trained people to deal with the demanding (and fun) part of watchkeeping where needed
  • Human focus can be turned from monotonous tasks towards higher-value work
  • Alerting threshold for invoking human support rather low in the beginning, this initially intended for use in the open ocean, outside EEZs

Saving time and increasing safety with onboard voyage planning and SmartMove

  • SmartMove leverages the heritage of established dynamic positioning technology but makes the benefit available to maritime outside the traditional special segments like offshore
  • Wherever repeating, reliable and high precision operations are required, SmartMove can achieve high accuracy control of the ship in critical operations, such as docking, lock entry and short transits across the open water

The convenience of SmartMove

  • Decouples quality of operation from performance of individual humans. Identifies an energy efficient operation and makes it the new norm through the control system
  • Improves reliability; an automated process is more predictable and doesn’t have a “bad day”
  • Allows benchmarking and translating best operating practices into reliable execution

Simulation & Training

All smart marine innovations have a higher operational impact if crews are trained to use them to their full potential.


Simulation solutions for onboard & onshore

Wärtsilä Voyage simulation solutions are built from the ground up to bridge a skill gap between STCW and required level of competency. Type-specific training packages help to train recruits on the use of bridge, engine room, and cargo handling solutions. New content distribution technologies create options for virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

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Smart simulation to train tomorrow’s seafarers

  • The next generation of solutions must address shipping’s accelerating pace of technological change and a widening skills gap among maritime employees
  • Emerging solutions may help solve this problem

Bridging the skill gap

  • Latest maritime technologies create a skill gap between STCW and required level of competency
  • Wärtsilä Voyage simulation solutions are built from the ground up to train and prepare seafarers of the future
  • Micro-learning enables education anytime from anywhere, while remote tutoring supports personalised training and e-learning
  • Type-specific training packages help to train recruits on the use of bridge, engine room, and cargo handling solutions

Expanding learning options

  • Gamification of training, drawn from real-life situations and virtually recreated, to familiarise with systems and situations
  • Training becomes more engaging for individual learning or for building team skills in multi-player mode
  • New content distribution technologies allow to reach seafarers on every platform, with options for virtual, augmented and mixed reality

Your way to Zero Emissions

The measures agreed at the 75th meeting of the MEPC in November 2020 are the early steps in a long process of IMO’s greenhouse gas strategy. But it is already clear that these first short-term regulatory requirements will have a strong focus on measurement. Early mover in the industry will be in a good position to take the actions needed to meet the targets and to strengthen market position. To help you ease your mind and guide you through this, we’ve put together a quick overview of MEPC 75 regulations, what they mean for you and what actions you can take today in order to get your vessels fit them.


How to comply with the latest IMO MEPC regulations
and keep your vessels fit

Watch our webinar and find out how to easily upgrade your vessels.
Hardware, software, and everything in between: Discover cost-effective solutions
that will make your vessels compliant with the new regulations.

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A lot of new MEPC reading to catch up? Then you’ll need this

Our new acronym dictionary will help you understand MEPC 75 related texts more easily. Available as PDF and mobile view.


Measuring the measurements

Right after the MEPC 75, Kay Dausendschoen - our Solutions Director -
had some concrete ideas regarding the mandatory efficiency indicators
and the necessary increase of the transparency. Check out his thoughts here.

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