Wärtsilä Navi-Port is the first commercially available digital platform that connects a ship’s navigation system to the port and enables Just-in-time arrivals. Navi-Port facilitates accurate arrival times between ports and ships, enabling vessels to adjust speed to achieve just-in-time arrival automatically. Dynamic, real-time data sharing improves coordination allowing for modifications to course and speed should conditions at port change during a voyage. For ports, Navi-Port enables a better and more efficient port and terminal operations planning while also reducing congestion and the risk of collisions.
Currently, there are more than 4 million port calls made each year. And about half of them are non-linear and have to be coordinated manually. That is not only a mamoth management task, delays due to these processes make up around 15% of the entire shipping's fuel consumption — a massive loss of time, efforts, money and fuel — which can be easily saved with just one software update: Navi-Port.