Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Weather Intelligence Provider and Classification Society Opt for Even Closer Collaboration

A Year On from Original Deal a New MoU Ties Systems together
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NORWAY – StormGeo, a global provider of weather intelligence, and classification society DNV GL, announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalisation and data standardisation in the maritime industry. The intention is to strengthen the presence and integration of StormGeo’s fleet performance management and weather intelligence solutions on DNV GL’s independent data platform, Veracity.

The two Norwegian companies say this will give StormGeo’s customers an enhanced service offering, helping them to further optimise the operations of their fleet, whilst Veracity users will benefit from the easy integration of StormGeo’s weather intelligence services that can be accessed on the Veracity Marketplace. Thilo Dückert, StormGeo VP, Fleet Performance Management, said of the deal:

“We are very happy to deepen the partnership with DNV GL to make data sharing for our clients even easier. Today StormGeo offers an integrated solution to span navigation and voyage planning, weather routing and fleet performance management. We believe this partnership signals the industry that we intend to further enhance our service portfolio to help clients improve safety and fuel efficiency of their vessels.”

The MoU builds on an agreement from March 2019 when DNV GL and StormGeo announced that they would consolidate their fleet performance solutions under the StormGeo banner. The agreement combined DNV GL’s ECO Insight and Navigator Insight solutions with StormGeo’s FleetDSS and ship reporting solutions.

StormGeo is now servicing a fleet of more than 12,000 vessels that receive route advisory, weather intelligence, navigation and planning, or fleet performance and Mikkel Skou, Director of Veracity at DNV GL, commented:

“With Veracity, we have built an independent network of industry relevant companies, where the members of the network can buy, combine, share and collaborate on data to optimize their operation, all while knowing their data is safe and secure throughout the process.

”StormGeo is an important supplier to many of Veracity’s customers and we have received interest from our clients for stronger integration with StormGeo in our platform products. We now look forward to closely examine how we can do this in a manner where both companies customers can gain from our united strengths.”