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ChartCo and MeteoGroup announce long-term partnership agreement

Maritime navigation and compliance specialist ChartCo has selected global weather forecaster MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services (SPOS) through its OneOcean platform.

OneOcean is ChartCo’s software platform for e-navigation, route and passage planning, environmental compliance and data management. The MeteoGroup service enable ships to safely navigate the globe with minimal fuel consumption and emissions, by calculating and recalculating optimum routes and anticipating oncoming weather and sea conditions.

The MeteoGroup product not only provides ChartCo with the leading weather routing solution, but has also resulted in a wider global partnership. With the inclusion of fully integrated weather and route optimization, ChartCo’s portfolio becomes a one-stop shop for e-navigation and compliance management. Additionally, ChartCo will also offer further MeteoGroup services to complement its platform-based portfolio.

Martin Taylor, CEO of ChartCo, said, “Our quest was to build a flexible, cost-effective, integrated weather offering suitable for a wide range of vessels. I still find it incredible that the majority of vessels only have access to the very basic weather warnings from their Navtex system. This partnership supports our vision to bring innovative, valuable services to a wide range of sectors within commercial shipping. We are really excited to now be able to offer our shipping and offshore customers the best, and safest, weather services within our solutions.

“MeteoGroup has shown deep domain knowledge and technical competence while developing a specific solution for our ChartCo OneOcean platform. Its well-executed, agile work process, governance and planning has resulted in an excellent synergy with our products.”

Donat Rétif, CEO of MeteoGroup, said, “Over the last few years, MeteoGroup has further increased focus on the Marine sector, investing heavily in enhancements of our leading SPOS9 and NowCasting Pro weather solutions for shipping and offshore operations. We have seen a growing demand for these products and have been able to substantially grow our market share. The partnership with ChartCo, a leader in navigation solutions, is more than just a great confirmation of our market focus and capabilities; it also allows customers of both MeteoGroup and ChartCo to be able to enjoy a one-stop shop when choosing the best solutions for combined navigation and weather routing.” - October 2018

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