Wärtsilä Voyage

 

Intelligent technology designed to enable a cleaner, more connected maritime world — for the safe movement of goods and people.

 

 

Autonomy Solutions

Unlock today with tomorrow’s technology

Smart new builds and retrofits that solve today’s navigation and safety issues with greener technologies of the future, keeping you ahead always.

Fleet Optimisation and Safety

Make more of now

Integrated operations and navigation platform to optimise every movement of your entire fleet for safer and more fuel-efficient voyages with reduced emissions.

Port and Traffic Management

Seamless communication for seamless movements

Real-time ship-to-shore connectivity to ensure traffic without congestion, efficiencies without safety concerns, and business volume without environmental impact.

Simulation and Training

Next level readiness

Next-gen simulation solutions that help you switch to smarter technologies and greener fuels with full preparedness and confidence.

Integrated Vessel Control Systems

Vessel control, redefined

One system to control all areas of navigation, automation, power and propulsion for unparalleled flexibility, convenience, and competitiveness.

Dynamic Positioning

Position perfect, every time

Complete and steady grip on your position and heading at all times so that you can make the toughest manoeuvres with perfect precision.

Always with you.

Service and maintenance

Whether your assets need servicing, spare parts, you have questions about collaborations, or you want solution quotes, or a Service Access Code.

Cyber security

Following the highest industry standards, we put cybersecurity into the very core of everything, so that you can connect with confidence and always have peace of mind.

Nautical digital services

Access official charts and related data services safely, with ease, and in a cost-efficient way directly from your ECDIS.

Wärtsilä Voyage in brief

Our Vision

Imagine a shipping industry mastered so completely that efficiency spreads through every aspect of its complex being. This is a world where potential hidden within data is freed to enhance everything: vessels sail safely between harbours using the cleanest fuels, onboard power production is optimised, routes are precision-planned to avoid hazards, shore-to-shore visibility hones every navigational movement, and smart port technology ensure seamless traffic while preserving the living standards in marine cities and beyond.

Our Mission

Wärtsilä Voyage is building a digital ecosystem for commercial shipping where all vessels are technologically smart, safer and energy efficient. Using data and AI driven software, we deliver real-time insights into a vessel’s performance and energy use, to minimise fuel consumption, therefore, reducing the impact on the environment from commercial shipping. Our solutions combine bridge infrastructure, cloud data services and decision support systems to enable ship-to-shore visibility, optimising every movement en route. In doing  so, we support mariners' uncompromised dedication to safety through less complex and seamlessly integrated connected tools. Our systems are not limited to ships and shores but eventually will transcend industry borders to create one seamless and sustainable connected global supply chain.

11,000

vessels find the best routes possible with our ECDIS, including charts and publications.

340+

ports ensure traffic without jams with our port solutions.

12,000

vessels left inefficiencies behind with our automation systems.

Voyage Insights
Article / 25 NOV 2021
5 min read

Why do ships still lose containers?

Better ship design, stowage and weather routing will not be enough to eliminate one of container shipping’s most persistent problems. ...

Article / 18 NOV 2021
4 min read

Easing port congestion at two very busy French ports

In October 2019 Region Hauts-de-France placed an order with Wärtsilä Voyage to upgrade the Vessel Traffic Management and Information Systems...

Article / 10 NOV 2021
5 min read

Seeing is believing (and avoiding the unknown)

Wärtsilä’s new SPECS system provides unprecedented all-around visibility for ships to identify and avoid potential hazards and dangerous situations...

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Wärtsilä Voyage Cloud Simulation via the Ocean Learning Platform: Supporting Maritime Training’s Blended Future

A cost-effective, risk-free, and easily deployable simulation training tool available whenever you demand, wherever you demand — sounds like a dream? It’s a reality now.

Join us

We’re building a smart ecosystem system for the future of maritime. It’s a bold, incredibly worthy mission that our increasingly diverse team is dedicated to achieving. So, goes without saying, some very exciting challenges lie ahead—new regions, innovative technologies, and businesses. We are, therefore, always looking for passionate and creative problem solvers who have a knack for technology and a spirit for new adventures. Sounds like you? Check out if we have a suitable position for you.

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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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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

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
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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

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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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