Norwegian navigational software group Navtor is linking up with Danish maritime hardware and software company Danelec Marine.

The partnership is aimed at translating onboard data into business value and unlocking commercial and operational decision-making by combining data collected by Danelec’s “internet of things” vessel infrastructure with Navtor’s NavFleet performance management and optimisation platform.

Analysts have predicted that firms in the overpopulated data and vessel performance arena will need to merge and partner each other as digital and decarbonisation developments gain pace.