Software developer Helm Operations and AIS data services provider ShipTracks have partnered to connect their services in a bid to streamline a crew’s ability to make informed vessel operations decisions.
Helm Operations is behind marine operations platform Helm CONNECT, which provides vessel dispatch and billing, maintenance, compliance, and personnel management to 3,000 assets globally. Meanwhile, ShipTracks provides real-time vessel position information through AIS mapping.
Helm CONNECT product manager Andrew Kroesen said that working with ShipTracks made it possible for all Helm CONNECT users to access ShipTrack functionalities, including vessel location and route history from within Helm CONNECT. “These features were previously available only to ShipTracks subscribers and are now integrated into our web-based platform,” he explained.
The first version of the integrated features was due to be available to all customers of Helm CONNECT in an early August update.
Helm Operations CEO Ron deBruyne added that this partnership was the first of many, stating, “Moving forward, our goal is to work with other leading maritime technology companies to further the pace of innovation and provide better tools for our customers. Our work with ShipTracks is a great example of that approach.