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2016 SMART4SEA Conference

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  • The inaugural SMART4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Monday 22nd of February 2016 in Eugenides Foundation, Athens attracting 600 delegates from 12 countries representing a total of 280 organizations.

    The SMART4SEA Forum was organized by SAFETY4SEA and sponsored by FURUNO who was the lead sponsor of the event and also by:ABS, ALBA, Danaos Management Consultants S.A, DNV GL, HEMEXPO, NAVTOR, SGL Engineering Ltd, SQE MARINE, SQE ACADEMY, SRH Marine Electronics SA and SWANNET. Furthermore, the event was supported by: AMMITEC, Chios Marine Club, EENMA, ECOMASYN, Piraeus Marine Club, WIMA, WISTA Hellas and Yacht Club of Greece.

     

    Speaker presentations of the forum in PDF are available online for SAFETY4SEA Digital Subscribers.

    PROGRAM

    Registration & Welcome coffee (14:00 – 15:00)

    Session 1: Smart Shipping Perspectives  (15:00 – 16:30)

    1.Forum Opening : Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA – Smart Shipping Challenges and the way forward

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    2. Christos Emmanouilidis, Business Development, DANAOS Management Consultants S.A. – Managing the Smart Ship

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    3. Ioannis Arabatzis, Managing Director, NanoPhos Marine SA & HEMEXPO – Smart technologies for shipping

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    4. Spyros G. Leloudas, Technical Director, SGL Engineering Ltd – Smart use of 3D laser Scanning and inspections by drones

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    5. Hyuk-Soon Kwon, Vice President, SWANNET –  Vessel Indoor Positioning Technology based on SWAN (Shipboard Wireless Area Network)

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    6. Panos Yannoulis, President, Oceanking S.A. – ESSF Smart Financing Tools

    Presentation l Brief Article

    30 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Coffee Break (16:30 – 17:00)

    Session 2: Operational Challenges (17:00 – 19:00 )

    1. Yannis Papaefthimiou, Managing Director, FURUNO HELLAS S.A. – ECDIS use in the modern era

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    2. Willy Zeiler, Marketing & Communications Manager, NAVTOR – e-navigation solutions in the smart shipping context

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    3. Panagiota P. Chrysanthi, DPA & QSE Manager, Andriaki Shipping Co Ltd. – Transition from paper to digital : lessons learned and the way forward

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    4. Themistoklis Sardis, IT manager, Costamare Shipping Company S.A. & AMMITEC –  Cyber Security at Sea

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    5. Paul R. Walters, Assistant Chief Engineer, ABS – Software Quality and Cyber Safety

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    6. Michael Servos, Energy Manager, Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement Corporation (TCM) – Smart Focus on Big Data, Hull & Propeller Performance

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    7. George Dimopoulos, Principal Research Engineer, DNV GL Maritime – Energy efficiency optimisation in practice

    Presentation video l Brief Article

    30 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Cocktail Reception (19:00 – 20:00)

     

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    About SAFETY4SEA / GREEN4SEA

    SAFETY4SEA / GREEN4SEA are PRO BONO projects fostering Safety & Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Shipping, including:

    • „The Leading Maritime Safety Portalsafety4sea.com (40,000+ visitors on a monthly basis)
    • „SAFETY4SEA LOG, a Quarterly Magazine circulated in excess of 50,000 copies in Greece and Abroad every year
    • „SAFETY4SEA Conference, the world’s largest Safety Conference, attracting 1000+ delegates / 450+ organisations in Athens, every October
    • „The Leading Maritime Green Portalwww.green4sea.com (30,000+ visitors on a monthly basis)
    • „GREEN4SEA LOG, a Quarterly Magazine circulated in excess of 50,000 copies in Greece and Abroad every year
    • „GREEN4SEA Conference, the world’s largest Green Conference, attracting 1000+ delegates / 450+ organisations in Athens, every April
    • „A scholarship program, offering for the 2016 a fully paid (100%) Scholarship for the ALBA MSc in Shipping Management
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  • SESSION 1 : Smart Shipping Perspectives 

    Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

    Belokas_Apostolos Belokas is a Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Expert, Consultant, Trainer and Project Manager with more than 20 year background in shipping as Technical, Marine, Safety & Training Superintendent and Consultant. He entered the industry back in 1992 as Engineering Superintendent with a leading ship manager operating a mixed fleet of bulk and oil/chemical tankers and later shifted to regulatory compliance and QHSE issues as superintendent and later as a Consultant and Trainer.

    Apostolos has successfully completed a wide range of QHSE projects including 250+ management system projects (ISM/ISO 9001-14001-18001/TMSA/MLC), 500 vessel and office audits to various standards and he has trained more than 5,000 people in a wide variety of QHSE subjects. He is holding Mechanical Engineering Bachelor and Master’s specialising in Energy & Environment and Master’s Degrees in Maritime Business and Business Administration (MBA), all of them awarded with distinction.

    Apostolos is the Managing Director of SQE MARINE & SQE ACADEMY and he is also the Founder and Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA and GREEN4SEA.

    Christos Emmanouilidis, Business Development, DANAOS Management Consultants S.A

    EmmanouilidisMr. Christos Emmanouilidis is a member of the Business Development of Danaos Management Consultants that brings in-depth knowledge of sales, channel management, business development, project management and marketing from a successful career in construction and tech, having worked in both start-up and established organizations, for over 20 years. Having conducted business in North America, Europe and Africa in recent years, Mr. Emmanouilidis strengthens and expands Danaos’s relationships with clients and sales channels both domestically and internationally.

    Mr. Emmanouilidis is a certified Project Manager from NTUA, a certified external Quality Auditor and holds an MSc in Rock Mechanics & Geomaterials from Queen Mary University of London and a BSc in Civil Engineering from Western Kentucky University. Mr. Emmanouilidis is a registered engineer within the states of California and Kentucky, USA. 

    Ioannis  Arabatzis, Managing Director, NanoPhos Marine SA & HEMEXPO

    Arabatzis_Dr. Arabatzis has dedicated his professional track inventing clever materials that solve every day problems. After winning the 1st prize in the European Business Plan Competition held in Stockholm in 2005, he is the founder, managing director and legal representative of NanoPhos SA, a company that develops nanotechnology driven formulations for satisfying the needs of the marine industry. Dr. Arabatzis has organized the R&D department of NanoPhos SA, as the primary think/experimentation tank for New Product Development. Apart from his research experience, he is interested in quality and process management, green legislation issues (especially in the field of nanotechnology), economic impact of nanotechnology and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology.¬

    As a chemist, Dr. Arabatzis is interested in developing functional coatings for the marine industry, solving old problems with new ideas. Coatings that respond to external stimuli, self-cleaning/healing technologies, antifouling strategies and friction reducing innovations. He is inventor in 3 patents, author of 1 book and co-author of more than 25 scientific articles, with more than 1000 cited references.

    Spyros G. Leloudas , Technical Director, SGL Engineering Ltd,

    Leloudas_Graduate Mechanical Engineer from Technological Educational Institution of Athens in 1989. At present he is following a (Master degree) course in Manufacturing Management “Implementation of New Technologies”.

    He is an experienced Mechanical Engineer, with extended industrial knowledge in Naval Defense Systems, Ship Machinery and Automations and Electrical / Electronic Installations.He has extensive experience in test and quality procedures through a number of Naval projects in the Hellenic Shipyard Industry. He possesses excellent IT skills and Computer technology knowledge with special emphasis on Engineering and Defense systems applications.

    He was:

    • Head of Mechanical Dpt. of Weapon & Electronic Systems, & Coordinator for FAT, Hat & SAT of Weapon Systems, in Hellenic Shipyard of Skaramanga HSY (1990 – 2003).
    • NDT & Weapon Quality Inspector of Hellenic Shipyard of Skaramanga HSY (1990 – 2003).
    • Project Manager in two New Building Mega Yacht supervising Electrical, Electronic, Automation & Mechanical Systems of Elefsis & Neorion Shipyards (2003 – 2006).
    • Since 2008 is co-founder and Technical Director of SGL Engineering Ltd.

    Hyuk-Soon Kwon, Vice President, SWANNET

    Kwon_He Joined NET co.,ltd. at 1st OCT 2000.

    He was:

    Marine succeeded in developing and commercializing VoIP auto-switched phone system, he led team to complete the delivery of 30 vessels and 110 orders now.

    Twenty-four new jobs were created through the successful commercialization of 15 million USD in sales and export sales of 4 million USD in year 2011.

    He led team to get the CE certification, waterproof and explosion-proof certification for the five outcomes(SWAN Products) for the global commercialization of the final product.

    In addition, for two years, eight cases of IPR(Intellectual Property Rights) registration has been filed and published five disquisitions.

    1st OCT 2009, KOREA Local Industry Leading Technology Development Project – Developed AP based ship wireless network platform (3 years project)

    – Lead organization overall Chief Director

    1st DEC 2011, KOREA Local Industry Development Project – Developed IP devices an integrated platform for ships (3 years project)

    – Lead organization overall Chief Director

    1st DEC 2014, (New) Regional Specialized Industry Development Project – Development of Technology (Ulsan)

    – lead organization and general manager

    3rd DEC 2014, Local Industry Promotion Project Man of merit

    – South Korea Prime Minister’s Award

    27th APR 2015, Served as Vice President of NET co., ltd and in charge of Research Executive Director

    Panos Yannoulis, President, OCEANKING S.A.

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    Mr. Yannoulis is a naval architect and marine engineer. He has graduated from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1970. His professional experience covers ship research, ship design, shipbuilding and project management.

    During his career, he was in charge, as designer, project manager or divisional director, of multimillion dollar projects for a variety of ship types, such as cruise vessels, high speed motor yachts, bulk carriers, tankers, reefer vessels, patrol boats, etc. He is presently Partner and President of Oceanking S.A.

     

    SESSION 2: Operational Challenges

    Yannis Papaefthimiou, Managing Director, FURUNO HELLAS S.A.

    Papaefthymiou_Yannis Papaefthymiou holds the position of the managing director of FURUNO HELLAS S.A. since 2009. FURUNO HELLAS S.A. is a subsidiary of FURUNO ELECTRIC CO LTD, one of the world’s leading companies in marine electronics industry.

    Yannis has an overall experience of more than twenty years in the maritime industry.  He started his career in 1995 as an Operator and then as a Safety & Quality Manager at Pontoporia Offshore ltd and in 2006 he joined Fairport Shipping at the position of General Manager. In 2007, having acquired significant knowledge and experience he founded and directed his own shipping company, Global Gateway Crewing Services Inc, based in Manila.

    Yannis holds a Bachelor of Science at Management from State University of New York, New Paltz. Yannis is a keen swimmer.

    Willy Zeiler, Marketing & Communications Manager, NAVTOR

    Zeiler_Willy Zeiler has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and market economy. He worked for several years in the advertising industry as an Art Director and later as Managing Director. For several years he has been involved in the maritime industry holding different positions in marine electronic companies. He was one of the cofounders of NAVTOR back in 2011 where he now holds the position as Marketing & Communications Manager. He is an avid sailor and possesses a navigator’s certificate.

    Panagiota P. Chrysanthi, DPA & QSE Manager, Andriaki Shipping Co Ltd.

    Chrysanthi_Panagiota P. Chrysanthi has a master degree in Maritime Operations and Management and currently holds the position of the QSE Manager and DPA Manager in Andriaki Shipping. She is also responsible for the development and monitoring of implementation of fleet ship energy environmental plan. She is member of INTERTANKO Environmental Committee, LR Environmental Sub-Committee, HELMEPA Training Committee, Hellenic Maritime HSCQ  Forum, WISTA and MTS.

     

     

    Themistoklis Sardis, IT Manager, Costamare Shipping Company S.A.

    Sardis_Mr. Themistoklis Sardis is the head of IT of Costamare Shipping Company having joined the company in 1998. He has been involved in a large number of IT projects and has a long experience in shipboard systems and applications. His previous employers include firms in the ICT consulting sector and a large Greek bank. He holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), an M.Sc. in Data Communications from the University College London (UCL) and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He is a member of the PMI and PMI-Greece and a founding member of AMMITEC.

     

    Paul R. Walters, Assistant Chief Engineer, ABS

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    Paul Walters PE is an Assistant Chief Engineer at ABS and is the Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM) Team Lead. He is the principal author of the ISQM Guide and leads a team of naval software engineers implementing software quality to various control systems installed aboard marine, drilling and production assets. Paul’s group updated the Systems Verification Guide, ABS’ Hardware-In-the-Loop Notation, to align with the ISQM Guide requirements. He developed the ISQM-Conformity Program as an additional offering within ABS’ Type Approval to improve supplier software quality. Paul learned the ISQM process early in his career and has followed the software development process in many successful projects. Paul has 30 years’ experience in the process control industries, programming and integrating control systems as well as instrument selection, power generation and advanced process control. He is fluent in 16 programming languages and is a registered Professional Engineer in the United States, where he worked in refineries and chemical plants and developed software for drilling vessels before joining ABS.

    Michael Servos, Energy Manager, Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement Corporation (TCM)

    Servos_Michael Servos since January 2015 is serving as Energy Manager at Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement Corporation (TCM). Michael is a graduate of National Technical University of Athens with a Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

    At the beginning of his career was he was actively involved to a number of ships’ repairs and  conversions. He has also conducted various types of surveys and audits including shipboard energy audits & environmental compliance audits. Prior joining TCM he was a Senior Vessel Performance Analyst, at Operational & Environmental Performance Department of ABS.

    Michael is also an Energy Management Systems (EnMS) Lead Auditor and member of the Greek National Committee in ISO/Technical Committee 8 / Sub Committee 2 (Environmental Protection).

    George Dimopoulos, Principal Research Engineer, DNV GL Maritime

    Dimopoulos_George Dimopoulos is a Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, holding a PhD in Marine Engineering from NTUA. His field of expertise is the modelling and optimization of complex ship machinery systems. His professional experience, both in the academia and in DNVGL’s R&D units, is in the application of computer and process modelling techniques and advanced thermodynamic analysis methodologies in order to optimize ship systems for improved performance, safety, fuel savings, emissions reductions and cost-effectiveness. He is lead researcher or project manager in various R&D and commercial projects fusing forefront research methods and new technologies with the modern shipping industry environment. As a researcher, he has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in scientific conferences and journals.

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  • LEAD SPONSOR

    FURUNO

    For more than half a century, FURUNO ELECTRIC Co., LTD. (FURUNO) has been contributing to global maritime community by providing reliable equipment, systems and service for ensuring the safe and efficient navigation. FURUNO over the years has established sales and service network consisting of subsidiary companies and national distributors that covers more than 80 countries. FURUNO recognizing the importance of the Greek maritime community, and in order to enhance Greek customers satisfaction, strengthen sales and technical activities, established on 2009, FURUNO HELLAS S.A. , a 100% Subsidiary of FURUNO for Sales & Service. FURUNO HELLAS S.A. is supporting Greek customers on a worldwide scale with service coordination through FURUNO worldwide services network, is acting as a single point of contact. FURUNO HELLAS offers consulting,   troubleshooting and  service through our experienced technical dept.   When attendance is  necessary, FURUNO HELLAS coordinates and controls same through   own technicians or  via FURUNO worldwide network.

    Website: www.furuno.gr

     

    SPONSORS

    ABS

    ABS is one of the world’s leading classification societies. Its mission is to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine and offshore related facilities.

    Applying an unparalleled level of experience, ABS offers a comprehensive range of classification and related services to designers, builders, owners and operators. As the shipping industry moves into new operating environments and meets new regulatory, technological and operational challenges, ABS provides technical guidance and practical advice. Underpinning ABS activities is an extensive program of research and development coupled with practical initiatives to improve safety, operational and environmental performance.

    ABS provides a global service through four operating divisions: Americas, Pacific, China and Europe, each with a network of local offices to support client operations. Fully integrated fleet management and maintenance software is provided by the ABS Nautical Systems.

    Website:  www.eagle.org

     

    ALBA

    ALBA was founded in 1992, through a joint initiative of the Federation of Greek Industries , the leading Employers’ Union in Greece, and the Hellenic Management Association ; both the preparation for the creation of ALBA and its operations until the end of 1993 were funded by the European Commission and by contributions offered by its Corporate Members. In February 1995, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry joined the Federation of Greek Industries and the Hellenic Management Association to become the third collective body of Greek businesses under whose auspices ALBA now operates. Since the end of December 2011, ALBA Graduate Business School and The American College of Greece (ACG) have formed a strategic alliance aiming to create a top international educational institution in Greece. Europe’s largest and most historic American college and Greece’s most prestigious graduate business school combined their strengths to pursue an ambitious growth strategy that will further consolidate their leadership positions. By joining forces, the two institutions will also become more competitive internationally and contribute to making Greece an international educational destination.

    Website: www.alba.edu.gr

     

    Danaos Management Consultants S.A.

    Integrating vast experience in all aspects of shipping (Management, Engineering, Operation, Accounting, Supplies, Brokerage, etc.) and Information Science (Software Development, Communications Technology, Internet and Mobile Technologies) DANAOS Management Consultants leads the Maritime & Oil and Gas Industries with Software Solutions, for over 30 years!

    Website: web2.danaos.gr

     

    DNV GL

    Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. With our origins stretching back to 1864, our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.

    Website: www.dnvgl.com/maritime

     

    HEMEXPO

    Under a strong competitive environment, Greek companies that manufacture and export marine equipment of high technological added value have decided to join their forces. In order to achieve their planning for a powerful opening and potential exporting to shipyards, they moved on to form HEMEXPO – Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exporters. HEMEXPO involves the larger marine equipment companies in Greece and thereby strengthens the links between the industry’s leading companies through sharing of market intelligence, providing a vehicle for greater cooperation with ship-owners and shipyards.

    Website:  www.hemexpo.gr

     

    NAVTOR

    NAVTOR is a market leader in the provision of innovative e-navigation solutions, services and technology for the maritime sector.

    All of NAVTOR’s products and services are developed in line with the company philosophy of simplifying tasks, increasing efficiency and improving operations. Through the application of cutting edge digital technology, NAVTOR’s team makes life easier for navigators, and safer, clearer and more efficient for shipowners and operators.

    The firm was established in 2011 and is headquartered in Egersund, Norway, with subsidiaries in St Petersburg, Russia (NAVTOR Russia LLC), Singapore (NAVTOR Singapore Ltd. Ptd.), Japan (NAVTOR Japan K.K.) and Sweden (NAVTOR NAUTIC AB).

    Website: www.navtor.com

     

    SGL Engineering Ltd

    The SGL ENG Ltd Company was founded by George S. Leloudas and Spyros G. Leloudas on 2008. Both are having a lengthy Marine and Industrial experience, G. Leloudas of over 60 years and S. Leloudas of over 28 years.

    Company’s Main Activities:

    • 3D Scanning
    • 3D Measurements – Alignment
    • Vibration Analysis
    • 3D Geodesy
    • Management of projects in Shipbuilding and Ship repairs

    Website: www.sgleng.gr

     

    SQE MARINE

    SQE MARINE is the dedicated Consulting Services Provider of the SQE Group. Mission of SQE

    MARINE is to provide Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Consulting, operating a DNV–GL

    Certified Training Center and a LLOYDS ISO 9001 certified management system.

    At a glance:

    • Established 1998
    • 10,000 plus Ship Manuals Developed
    • 500 plus Management Systems Developed
    • 900 Plus Clients served

    Website: www.sqemarine.com

     

    SQE ACADEMY

    SQE ACADEMY is the dedicated Training Provider of the SQE Group. Mission of SQE ACADEMY is to

    provide Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Training, operating a DNV-GL Certified

    Training Center and a LLOYDS ISO 9001 certified management system.

    At a glance:

    • 45+ Safety, Quality & Environmental related courses
    • Open Courses, In House Courses, Distance & E-learning
    • 10,000 plus Training Delegates

    Website:  www.sqeacademy.com

     

    SRH Marine Electronics S.A

    SRH Marine Electronics S.A. is a well-established company in the maritime market offering full services on sales, technical support and training for Navigation, Radio communication, Automation, Spares, Retrofit, Repairs, Safety and other marine equipment. It is based in Piraeus, an important center of merchant marine, industry and transportation. Its core values are based on the commitment to employees through their personal empowerment, the optimum and flawless customer service, developing and maintaining value-added partnerships and challenging the status quo and effecting change by using knowledge to create innovation and additional opportunities. SRH is supported by a global network of well-known manufacturers and service suppliers, authorized by all major classification societies and is ISO 9001:2008 Quality System certified. SRH is proud to be the exclusive Thrane & Thrane OSC (Onboard Service Center) in Greece and official representative of more than 30 international brands.

    Website: www.srhmar.com

     

    SWANNET

    We, NET Co., Ltd. were established in 1999. Since then we have been devoting all our energy to achieving integrated communication for crews in the vessel.

    Notice that SWANNET including new Marine Multi TV for crew’s infotainment (information + entertainment), currently has been expanded a product line-up of our system with Indoor Positioning System using KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) engine.

    SWANNET guarantees our world’ best integrated wired and wireless solution on the basic ensures crew’s safety, convenience and asset management in the vessel such as CAS/VoD, VoIP Telephone (instant message, voice and video call), CCTV interfacing, Real-time position & Tracking/Asset management, Emergency Alarm etc.

    Website : www.swannet.co.kr

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    SMART4SEA Forum successfully concluded

    The inaugural SMART4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Monday 22nd of February 2016 in Eugenides Foundation, Athens attracting 600 delegates from 12 countries representing a total of 280 organizations.

    A unique panel of 14 global experts presented latest smart shipping perspectives and operational challenges and introduced the smart ship concept by explaining to the audience the new technologies on computing power, communication, ship design and big data. Speakers presentation were focused on the important smart shipping challenges such as cyber security, e-navigation, autonomous ships, ECDIS software, new technology applications

    The SMART4SEA Forum was organized by SAFETY4SEA and sponsored by FURUNO who was the lead sponsor of the event and also by: ABS, ALBA, Danaos Management Consultants S.A, DNV GL, HEMEXPO, NAVTOR, SGL Engineering Ltd, SQE MARINE, SQE ACADEMY, SRH Marine Electronics SA and SWANNET. Furthermore, the event was supported by: AMMITEC, Chios Marine Club, EENMA, ECOMASYN, Piraeus Marine Club, WIMA, WISTA Hellas and Yacht Club of Greece.

    During his welcome address Apostolos Belokas, Founder and Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA, outlined the objectives of this PRO BONO event towards fostering smart and sustainable shipping.

    Presentations were given in two sessions as follows:

    Session 1: Smart Shipping Perspectives

    Apostolos-Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA opened the forum by introducing briefly the current and future smart shipping challenges. He gave a general definition of ‘smart’ which means the application of knowledge and technology adding real value on both commercial and technical levels for all stakeholders. He explained that ‘smart’ applies to the shipping industry by the increased connectivity of equipment & people, sensors & automation, big data analytics, tracking and monitoring, Condition Based Maintenance & optimisation, ship, equipment & HR data management. Mr Belokas concluded his presentation with three smart shipping snapshots: Inmarsat view of maritime communications future, Quantum of the seas; the world’s first smartship and Maersk tankers 3D printing.

    Christos Emmanouilidis, Business Development, DANAOS gave a presentation on ‘’Managing the Smart Ship’’. He showcased a case study to address the benefits of big data analysis which are as follows: situation awareness and forecasting, managing end to end processes within the company and partners, capitalising on mobility to react on time to the upcoming challenges, fully meeting statutory requirements.

    Ioannis Arabatzis, Managing Director, HEMEXPO presented the available ‘’Smart technologies for shipping’’ developed by Hellenic Marine Manufacturers and Exporters. From smart, nanotechnology driven coatings to intelligent surge protective devices, Hellenic manufacturers may drive the innovation to the “Smart Ship” concept. A wide range of technologies and value offerings shape a novelty approach that serves the Hellenic and International shipping industry. He highlighted that consistency, responsiveness, quality, performance and an end-user centric approach are the main pillars of product offering.

    Spyros G. Leloudas, Technical Director, SGL Engineering focused his presentation on the ‘’Smart use of 3D laser Scanning and inspections by drones’’. He explained that 3D Laser Scanning is a tool for collecting large amount of accurate data within a short time; in essence these scanners collect millions of individual point measurements having each point coordinates and color information.  The 3D Scanning work can be performed from land with equipment such as Scanners set on tripods or from air using drones, equipped with various sensors including scanners, cameras etc. From the data collected, an array of drawings and detailed information can be produced and presented, such as 3D Solid Model 3D Intelligent Model including 3D Drawings, Sections, Side & Top views, Isometrics etc

    Hyuk-Soon Kwon, Vice President, SWANNET presented the ‘’Vessel Indoor Positioning Technology based on SWAN’’ (Shipboard Wireless Area Network). He analysed the main features and benefits of the system noting that it is an integrated wired and wireless solution in the vessel for crew’s safety, convenience and asset management.

    Panos Yannoulis, President, Oceanking introduced to the audience the ‘’ESSF Smart Financing Tools’’. He explained that the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) was created by the European Commission in 2013 with the aim to foster sustainable maritime transport. Its work is divided in sub- groups such as the Sub-group on Financing Aspects which is currently in the process of “calibrating” an innovative Green Shipping Financing Tool (GSFT). The main idea of the GSFT is to find “smart” ways to overcome main existing barriers for commercial banks to finance the introduction of “green” technologies which are required to meet challenging international and European environmental regulations.

     

    Session 2 : Operational Challenges

    Yannis Papaefthimiou, Managing Director, FURUNO gave a presentation on the ‘’ECDIS use in the modern era’’. He noted that ECDIS is a milestone marking the industry’s transition from paper to digital navigation; 58% of the world’s fleet is now using ECDIS showing that the industry is on track for adoption in the end of the decade. Large vessels & tanker operators have successfully faced ECDIS adoption challenges that now cargo ship operators are finding on their doorstep. He advised that for setting the right phase-in policy and fully understanding the extent for management of change, there is need for teamwork between ship operators and ECDIS makers.

    Willy Zeiler, Marketing & Communications Manager, NAVTOR analysed the ‘’e-navigation solutions in the smart shipping context’’ using the example of his company’s back-of-bridge planning software which simplifies the process of safe and economical route planning, including easy  access to and use of digital e-Nav information.

    Panagiota P. Chrysanthi, DPA & QSE Manager, Andriaki Shipping presented ‘’lessons learned from the ECDIS transition from paper to digital’’. She advised that the industry can benefit from the advantages of the electronic navigation and control the safety risks with a smooth and methodical transition considering in the process the following key issues: Evolution, Consistency, Diligence, Integration and Safety.

    Themistoklis Sardis, IT manager, AMMITEC focused his presentation on the’Cyber Security at Sea’’. He provided a brief introduction of cyber security in general and then referred to cyber security issues related to the shipping industry. To enhance maritime cyber security awareness in the industry, he suggested addressing the issue in a risk based approach in order to avoid cyber threats and possible attacks on ships.

    Paul R. Walters, Assistant Chief Engineer, ABS referred to ‘’Smart Ships Demand Quality Software and Cyber Security. He presented the need to improve software quality onboard marine and offshore assets. He also addressed cyber security and CyberSafetyTM, pointing to the four key elements for achieving safety and security objectives: traceability, documentation, transparency and verification. He explained that these requirements are self-evident and continue beyond the initial build into the maintenance phase. Mr Walters concluded his presentation advising that it is critical to understand how updates will be integrated and the global impact individual equipment update can have on the full-integrated system.

    Michael Servos, Energy Manager, Tsakos (TCM) presented the smart related issues of ‘’Big Data, Hull & Propeller Performance’’ and identified areas of energy improvements. During his presentation, Mr Servos focused on confident decision making, based on quantification of performance and reduction of uncertainty in it, through big data analysis.

    George Dimopoulos, Principal Research Engineer, DNV GL Maritime closed the forum with a presentation focusing on ‘’Energy efficiency optimisation in practice’’. He explained DNV-GL’s approach and experience on assessing and improving the energy efficiency of ships in practice. He highlighted how important is to ensure quantification and insight to both systems and operations for the efficiency of maritime assets in practice. He also presented DNV GL’s computer-based framework COSSMOS and its application to produce tangible efficiency improvements to both newbuildings and ships in service.

     

     All sessions ended with a round table discussion and exchange with the audience.

    Finally Apostolos Belokas, Forum Chairman, thanked the delegates for their participation, the sponsors and supporters for their support and the speakers for their excellent presentations and also the organizing team of the event for their contribution towards forum objectives.

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