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C-MAP Integrated Maritime Suite

IMS automatically generates optimized alternative routes, allowing simple graphical and quantitative comparison


C-MAP Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS) is a unified tool combining powerful yet simple one-click route optimization, weather, navigational charts, and publications - seamlessly integrated with C-MAP’s shoreside fleet management tools.

IMS focuses on providing solutions for shipping companies to help improve their operational efficiencies as it relates to voyage planning and nautical information management, reducing cargo damage, improving safety and schedule predictability all while lowering fuel consumption and operational costs.

Utilizing a new state-of-the-art evolutionary optimization algorithm, IMS works quickly and with minimal user input to generate an optimized route meeting commercial objectives (charter party speed, scheduled arrival time, slow steaming, etc.) while minimizing fuel consumption, maintaining your seakeeping limits, and avoiding dangerous weather.

IMS makes route planning and optimization simple, yet detailed information is always available with the click of a button

  • With a single click, IMS automatically generates navigationally-safe optimized routes that stay within company- or user-defined safety limits and meet commercial objectives (charter party speed, scheduled arrival time, slow steaming, etc.)
  • Route and speed/RPM are optimized to minimize total cost including bunkers (with higher-priced low-sulfur fuels in ECA zones taken into account) and (optionally) daily hire rate
  • Compare alternative route options using user-friendly but powerful graphical analysis tools and a side-by-side summary comparison
  • For any proposed route, view weather effects, ship motions, and propulsion performance to make an informed decision on the safest, most efficient route
  • Plan your route using official electronic navigational charts (the same charts that are in your ECDIS) right within the application, and perform a preliminary safety check
  • Export your route to any of our dozens of supported ECDIS formats

Whether you’re a seasoned Master with years of sea time who appreciates onboard software tools for decision support, or it’s your first solo voyage and you’re looking for routing support from professional master mariners, C-MAP has you covered. Over the past 30+ years, C-MAP’s navigation, weather, and route optimization products and services have become a favorite of ship masters around the world, who depend on the most advanced and proven, but easy-to-use, tools available.

Analysis View

The powerful Analysis view graphically portrays how ship weather, motions, and engine parameters will vary with time along each route under consideration, giving the user an instant and intuitive overview of all route options and providing critical information to support the decision on which route is safest and most efficient.


With the push of a single button, automatically generate navigationally safe optimized routes and view them on top of your ENCs with full details


Key Features

Plan your optimized route taking into account navigational and weather safety in a single step

  • C-MAP’s Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS) includes tools for route planning and optimization, weather viewing and analysis, electronic navigation chart, viewing and management, and more
  • IMS integrates seamlessly with C-MAP’s shoreside fleet management tools, providing shoreside managers and staff with actionable information (not just “data!”) and automated alerts for management-by-exception
  • One-click route optimization capability automatically generates navigationally safe routes that obey the user’s motion and weather safety limits while meeting commercial objectives (charter party speed, scheduled arrival time, slow steaming, etc.) as efficiently as possible
  • Reduce bunker consumption over present practice / performance baseline
  • Improve schedule integrity, reliability, and operations planning
  • Document reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
  • Route optimization helps avoid dangerous heavy weather and excessive motions for safety and crew comfort
  • Includes full 15-day high-resolution wind, wave and ocean current forecasts
  • Integration with onboard email systems or direct internet allows automatic weather forecast updates
  • 24/7/365 routing support from a team consisting 100% of experienced ship masters – fast, knowledgeable, and competent support is just an email or phone call away
  • Route import/export in 30+ different ECDIS formats, improving workflow and reducing mistakes
  • Plot your route on and view the same licensed charts you use in your ECDIS. Perform a preliminary automatic depth and obstruction check so you can identify problems before exporting to your ECDIS.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows 7 SP 1 (32 or 64-bit), Windows 10 (64 bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
  • CPU: 4+ cores, 2.5+ GHz
  • Memory: 8+ GB
  • Available disk space: 50 GB
  • Screen resolution: 1920x1080, dual monitors
  • Broadband internet access for weather forecast updates
  • SMTP server for FleetManager and Shoreside Routing integration

Minimum System Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows 7 SP 1 (32 or 64-bit), Windows 10 (64 bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
  • CPU: 2 cores, 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Available disk space: 50 GB
  • Screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Email (onboard SMTP and POP3 or IMAP server) or Internet access for weather forecast updates
  • SMTP server for FleetManager and Shoreside Routing integration