Navigational software group Navtor is to acquire Indian digital logbook developer Ingenium Marine.

The Norwegian group, which claims to be the world’s leading supplier of e-navigation solutions, said it will integrate Ingenium's digital logbook systems into its product portfolio, but the firm will continue to operate from Mumbai.

Navtor chief executive Tor Svanes said the merger can "transform the way the industry views traditional log-keeping — and propel vessel logbooks into the smart shipping age".