SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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Major issues

  • rotterdam annual review

    Rotterdam annual review: Change is opportunity, not threat

    The port of Rotterdam issued a short film summarizing its key actions and evolutions within 2017, which included a strong growth in container transshipment, a smarter planning with online route planner, a new cruise call record, etc. ...

  • digitalization

    The prospects and dangers of digitalization

    CEO of VDE, Ansgar Hinz noted that the current technological advancements are very exciting. However, many of them are out of our control, so there is a need for sensor implementation, for data collection and control of these voltage and grid levels too.  ...

  • dnv gl shares

    Det Norske Veritas assumes full ownership of DNV GL

    The Norwegian Foundation Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas has bought German Mayfair’s 36.5% shares in DNV GL Group. The Foundation sees assuming full ownership of DNV GL as the best investment to fulfill its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment and to realize its strategy. ...

  • china and greece cooperation

    Greece, China to cooperate under Belt and Road Initiative

    During the visit of the Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, he said that the relations between the two countries have developed in the last years, especially in economy and investment. An example of this is that of China COSCO Shipping's Piraeus Port project, which is a win-win cooperation of the two countries. ...

  • first software maintenance standard

    First software maintenance standard for shipping proposed

    BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM, have sent the first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance to IMO for consideration. Absence of an industry-standard brings an increasing risk of incidents on ships, delays and costs to shipowners and cyber security problems, BIMCO notes. ...


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Jens Hedegaard Jensen
Sales Initiatives Director, Maritime Sales EMEA, COBHAM

Capt. Pravesh Diwan
Director, KARCO-Karishma Marine Solutions

Kris Nieuwenhuis
Commercial Sales Manager, Ocean Signal

Safety

SMART4SEA

smart ships

Smart shipping drives business change in the industry

New technologies are already making a great impact on shipping. It is therefore crucial for the industry to adapt to the new requirements. Dan Rooney, Commercial Maritime Product Director, Speedcast, gave an exclusive interview at SAFETY4SEA at Europort, Rotterdam in early November, highlighting how smart shipping has affected the current landscape.

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maritime connectivity

Maritime connectivity is key aspect of digitalization

Looking in the future, it is important for shipping companies to ensure that there are always top-quality antennas onboard vessels, to support safety and leverage on the efficiencies and tangible savings offered by maritime connectivity, Jens Hedegaard Jensen, COBHAM, told SAFETY4SEA on the sidelines of Europort Conference.

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autonomous vessels

Autonomous vessels from a legal perspective

The Shipowners' Club released a report, in which they outline the developments made in autonomous vessels and the implications that may occur in the light of a P&I perspective. It also clarifies that amendments will need to be made to the existing regulatory framework to ensure it remains relevant to unmanned vessels and autonomous vessels.

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digitalization

The prospects and dangers of digitalization

CEO of VDE, Ansgar Hinz noted that the current technological advancements are very exciting. However, many of them are out of our control, so there is a need for sensor implementation, for data collection and control of these voltage and grid levels too. 

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SMART4SEA

first software maintenance standard

First software maintenance standard for shipping proposed

BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM, have sent the first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance to IMO for consideration. Absence of an industry-standard brings an increasing risk of incidents on ships, delays and costs to shipowners and cyber security problems, BIMCO notes.

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ukho tidal data

UKHO to increase frequency of tidal data

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office announced that it is introducing regular tidal data updates to ADMIRALTY TotalTide. Version 18 will allow the UKHO to send new tidal data to mariners through ATT on a more frequent basis. This will allow mariners to access the latest tidal data when making predictions.

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blockchain technology

Japanese corporations to test cross-border blockchain technology

Japanese companies have agreed on a demonstration test in December 2017 to verify the applicability of blockchain technology as a way to streamline and upgrade cross-border trade operations. The participating companies will provide information of real trade transactions using a blockchain-based application.

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data

Who runs the maritime world? Data!

From Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco, Total Fina Elf and ConocoPhillips to Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft. In the 20th century we were talking about oil giants. Today we convert to the internet ones as data are becoming the god of now; the oil of the digital era. But, why are data growing in importance?

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