NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13

VIDEOS FROM SHIPPINGInsight 2017 NOW AVAILABLE

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 2.23.17 PMVideo segments can be viewed on the SHIPPINGInsight TV channel at http://www.shippinginsight.com/tv. New videos are being uploaded weekly, so check back often.

email smallWessels signs LOI for three more HFO to DF LNG engine conversions

art1November 10, 2017 — Germany’s Wessels Reederei has signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo covering the conversion of three more of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation. Continue Reading…

MarineLogTOTE Invests (again) in LNG Conversions

art2November 9, 2017 — TOTE Inc., courtesy of being the first in the world to order containerships powered by LNG, have been leaders in the push to design and build tonnage ahead of the emissions regulation curve. The company again makes headline with the announcement that TOTE Maritime Alaska has contracted MAN PrimeServ – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division – to convert a pair of RoRo ships, North Star and Midnight Sun to dual-fuel operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Today the vessels are powered by four × MAN 58/64 engines and will be retrofitted to MAN 58/64 retrofit units. Continue Reading…

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 3.21.25 PMABB to deliver first fuel cell system for Royal Caribbean

art3November 9, 2017 — (ZURICH, Switzerland) — ABB has announced that it is delivering a fuel cell system for a Royal Caribbean International vessel, the first of its type to provide an energy source for a luxury cruise ship. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoE.U. Emissions Trading System Excludes Shipping, For Now

art4November 12, 2017 — On Thursday morning, the European Parliament and E.U. member states agreed on a revision of the E.U.’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) that, for the time being, excludes shipping. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveWinGD Drives to Digitisation with Shipdex

art5November 10, 2017 — Maintaining the rapid pace to apply the latest digital technology to its low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines and corporate processes, engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) has announced its participation in the Shipdex community. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkLloyd’s Register Foundation to fund autonomy safety research

art6November 10, 2017 — Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York are to spearhead a £12 million programme looking at the safety of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), with the Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP) to be based at the University of York and led by Professor John McDermid, an expert in systems and software safety engineering. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipStandard Bearer

art7Q3 2017 — Collaboration depends upon non-discriminatory, reliable, standardised units of transactions shared by all stakeholders. That’s a Maritime Business Utility, and Jens Lorens-Poulsen has spent the past 15 years building it, and laying the foundations for its digital iteration. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6

VIDEOS FROM SHIPPINGInsight 2017 NOW AVAILABLE

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 2.23.17 PMVideo segments can be viewed on the SHIPPINGInsight TV channel at http://www.shippinginsight.com/tv. New videos are being uploaded weekly, so check back often.

email smallBent for efficiency, unorthodox sterns promise energy savings

art2September 29, 2017 — Since humans first took to the water, hull symmetry has been the rule almost without exception. For a while “steerboards” occupied what we now call the starboard side of a vessel, but that was just about the only variation. Now, researchers in Europe are promoting asymmetrical sterns as a way to improve fuel economy by better accounting for the hydrodynamic forces created by the rotation of the propeller on a single-screw vessel. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoNew Systems Support Autonomy and Remote Control

art3November 4, 2017 — There has been a number of new systems introduced over the last month that demonstrate the pace of innovation towards autonomous and remotely controlled marine operations. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveKVH gets Epic

art4November 2, 2017 — KVH is set to launch an upgraded version of its mini-VSAT service, utilising Intelsat Epic high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity to boost its network capabilities and deliver up to 10 Mbps connectivity to maritime customers under a range of new plans. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipCyber Shoal Waters

art5November 6, 2017 — Over the past two months the world has been rocked by three major hacking events that have garnered international notice. These included the EQIFAX event in which 140 million individuals were reported to be possibly compromised, the WannaCry attack and the NotPeyta event. In the past two years the emphasis on the cyber security of the Marine Transportation System, a vital economic cog to the world has come under increasing scrutiny. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkCloud based solution eases EU MRV compliance

art6November 3, 2017 — To help shipowners meet the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation that comes into force January 1, 2018, Rolls-Royce has added a cloud-based fuel consumption and carbon dioxide monitoring module. Continue Reading…

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art7Q3 2017 — Blockchain may feel like an alien concept, but it’s already walking shipping’s streets providing real-world solutions to real-world problems, explain Deanna MacDonald and Karim Jabbar. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 30

IMO Moving Towards a Global Climate Agreement

art1October 27, 2017 —  The International Maritime Organization(IMO) has taken its second step towards a global climate agreement for shipping. After a week of negotiations, the member States return with much homework before the final negotiations in April 2018, when the initial strategy is to be adopted. Continue Reading…

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Shipping Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 strategy – but much work still to be done

art2October 27, 2017 — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week’s intensive discussions at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for the international shipping sector. Continue Reading…

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Repairs and Spares Impacting Ship Operating Costs

art3October 28, 2017 — Vessel operating costs are expected to rise in both 2017 and 2018, according to the latest survey by international account and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. Repairs and maintenance and spares are the cost categories which are likely to increase most significantly in each of the two years. Continue Reading…

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MOL on Next-generation Ship Management Support System

art4 (2)October 27, 2017 — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that MOL and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding have been jointly developing practical use applications and commercialization of the “next-generation ship management support system” and the current data collection and monitoring systems, providing the basis for an advanced new system, have upgraded the functionality. Continue Reading…

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Videotel launches cybersecurity training program for seafarers

art5October 24, 2017 — (MIDDLETOWN, R.I.) — KVH Videotel has launched a cybersecurity training program, produced in association with global shipping association BIMCO, to address the threat of ransomware and other computer system breaches that could severely affect the safety of ships’ crew, systems and operations. Continue Reading…

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Inmarsat responds to ‘exploit’ claim for retired AmosConnect version

art6October 27, 2017 — Cyber security firm IOActive has released a report outlining a potential vulnerability it says it discovered in Inmarsat’s AmosConnect platform that would provide a backdoor into the shipboard system – however, Inmarsat has responded to note that the software version in question was already retired prior to IOActive’s test, and that it has also previously issued a patch to close the vulnerability. Continue Reading…

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Carbon Dating

art7Q3 2017 — Digital transformation and sustainability can be a match made in heaven, which is why Anne Katrine Bjerregaard, head of the secretariat at Green Ship of the Future is playing Cupid. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 23

 Another Successful Year for SHIPPINGInsight

October 23, 2017 — More than 240 shipping industry professionals from 15 countries gathered earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut, for the sixth Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition presented by SHIPPINGInsight. Continue Reading…

FED1C6D2-A976-42EC-9205-7576785ACC1D[19]Slow Steaming Could Be Best Bet for CO2 Reductions

art1October 18, 2017 — Consultants CE Delft have released a study that shows a simple opportunity for improving international shipping’s fuel efficiency – the familiar cost-saving strategy of slow steaming. The report suggests that a mandatory 30 percent speed reduction would cut shipping’s fuel consumption (and carbon emissions) by as much as a third relative to the base scenario, and would create full employment for the industry’s idled fleet at the same time.  Even better, the study found that the economic impact of longer shipping times would be neglible for exporters. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveERMA FIRST receives USCG type approval for BWTS

art2October 20, 2017 — (OSLO, Norway) — On Wednesday, ERMA FIRST became the first full-flow electrolysis ballast water treatment system (BWTS) vendor to received U.S. Coast Guard type approval. Following a long testing regime, ERMA FIRST successfully concluded its tests at the end of 2016. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoThe Art of Navigation

art3October 19, 2017 — There are countless examples of how an over reliance of GPS navigation and the electronic charting systems, as well as the use of dead reckoning without a known fixed starting point – instead “eyeballing” the situation – are leading vessels in to danger. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkECDIS systems are ‘not intuitive to use’ – MAIB

art4October 20, 2017 — The latest accident investigation report from the UK MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) into the grounding of the bulk carrier Muros in December 2016 has pointed to improper use of ECDIS as a contributory factor to the incident, with the investigators noting that the number of similar incidents it has encountered has led them to the conclusion that previous generations of the technology have not been designed with user needs in mind. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipWärtsilä’s asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business

art5October 20, 2017 — The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a maintenance agreement with Monaco-based GasLog LNG Services, covering eight LNG carriers operating on Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines. The agreement ensures the certainty and predictability of fleet operations by engaging Wärtsilä in the maintenance and optimisation of the vessels’ engines. Continue Reading…

SMI_logo-01Smoke & Mirrors

art6Q3 2017 — In today’s opaque industry hiding what’s really coming out of the stack is too easy, but the technology required to deliver the transparency needed for true smart regulation is already available, says Allan Skouboe. Continue Reading…

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Another Successful Year for SHIPPINGInsight

NORFOLK, Va. – Oct. 23, 2017 – More than 240 shipping industry professionals from 15 countries gathered earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut, for the sixth Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition presented by SHIPPINGInsight.

The annual SHIPPINGInsight maritime technology conference and trade show took place Oct. 10-12 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa. The event encompassed two and one-half days of presentations, discussions, debates, exhibits and networking. A special highlight was the interactive roundtable of shipowners and ship managers who shared their perspectives and priorities with the delegates in an open question-and-answer format.

“Over the last five years the annual SHIPPINGInsight event has grown to become the Number One technology symposium for the North American maritime industry, and this year’s event was no exception,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Carleen Lyden Walker. “It’s a unique forum where shipping companies and technology experts from all segments of the maritime industry come together to discuss the challenges and solutions for ship and fleet optimization — in formal conference sessions and informally in the numerous networking events.”

Registered delegates included 39 executives from shipowners and ship management companies, as well as representatives from classification societies, flag states, P&I, oil/gas companies, technology suppliers, cybersecurity firms, software and IT companies, satellite service providers, shipyards, naval architects, consultants and professional services.

The annual SHIPPINGInsight Award was presented to Maersk Tankers and its technology partner ShipNet, honoring their achievements in advancing the state of the art in ship efficiency and fleet optimization. A Certificate of Merit was also awarded to Anglo-Eastern Ship Management and OceanManager Inc.

Major themes addressed in this year’s conference were:

•    Efficient Ships Now and in the Future
•    Digitalization and Cybersecurity
•    Fuel and Propulsion Developments
•    Optimizing Operations for Efficiency
•    Regulatory Compliance and Ballast Water Treatment Alternatives

Conference keynote speakers were:

•    Lois K. Zabrocky, President and CEO, International Seaways Inc.
•    Cameron Mackey, Director and COO, Scorpio Tankers Inc.
•    Angus Campbell, Corporate Director Energy Projects, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
•    Frank Coles, CEO, Transas
•    Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
•    Mark Darley, President of Americas Marine, Lloyd’s Register
•    Martial Claudepierre, LNG Business Development Director, Bureau Veritas Marine
•    Boriana Farrar, Vice President-Counsel and Business Development Director, North America, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc.
•    Andy Davis, Transport Assurance Practice Director, NCC Group
•    Jukka Merenluoto, Ecosystem Lead, One Sea

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 by the Numbers

•    244 registered delegates from 15 countries
•    39 shipping company executives
•    10 keynote speakers
•    5 themed sessions
•    1 interactive roundtable of shipowners and ship managers
•    48 panel and roundtable speakers
•    51 industry sponsors
•    46 exhibitors
•    15 media sponsors
•    6 supporting organizations
•    2 sponsored educational seminars
•    19 hours of scheduled networking events

Feedback from SHIPPINGInsight 2017

Angus Campbell, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Conference Chairman: “As we prepare for significant change in the shipping industry, this event allows time to learn from and reflect on the views of industry leaders. The mix of shipping professionals attending facilitates balanced discussion, encouraging an open exchange of views and opinions. This forum is valuable, enabling delegates to gain insight and prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Vinit Duggal, VP and Chief Information Security Officer, Intelsat: “This was Intelsat’s first time as a sponsor of SHIPPINGInsight, and we were very impressed with the quality of the program, the excellent choice of speakers, and the professionalism of the organizers. SHIPPINGInsight has created a unique collaborative environment where shipping companies and technology partners can come together to discuss interactively the challenges facing the shipping industry, such as cybersecurity – both in the conference sessions and the informal networking events.”

Capt. Steve Huvane, Marine Consultant, Heidmar Marine: “It’s been a very great pleasure to participate in a number of SHIPPINGInsight’s conferences over the past several years. They’ve consistently managed to organize excellent panels and roundtables with very knowledgeable speakers, who have been able to address so many of the most relevant technical and operational issues challenging the marine industry. I was especially interested in this year’s sessions on Digitalization, Cybersecurity and Optimizing Efficiency. I’ve never failed to come out of one of these sessions without a better understanding than when I came in. It’s also an outstanding exhibition of the latest new products in maritime technology.”

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight events are co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the marine industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a maritime conference and event planning firm. For more information, see www.shippinginsight.com. High-resolution images from SHIPPINGInsight 2017 may be downloaded here.

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 16

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 a Big Success

More than 230 shipping industry professionals gathered last week in Stamford, Connecticut for the 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The annual forum has become the Number One technology symposium for the North American maritime industry, and this year’s event was no exception with keynotes from top shipping industry executives, more than 50 expert speakers addressing technology solutions to ship and fleet optimization, 45+ exhibitors and over 19 hours of scheduled networking events. Full reports to follow. Click here to see the SHIPPINGInsight Award

New AIS-Based IoT Platform Demonstrated in the U.K.

art1October 14, 2017 — A European consortium has demonstrated a new global maritime machine-to-machine Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveWärtsilä Opening ‘Digital Acceleration Centers’

wartsilaOctober 11, 2017 — Wärtsilä has set out to accelerate new business ideas using a collection of “Digital Acceleration Centers” (DAC) scattered around the globe. The first DAC in Helsinki has been running in beta for several months and was officially launched today, and will be followed by the second to open in Singapore in December, as well as one in Central Europe and one in North America anticipated during 2018. Additional “pop-up” DACs will be tested with customers at other locations. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkVIDEO: World first conversion takes LNG-fueled OSV hybrid

art3October 13, 2017 — Eidesvik Offshore’s Viking Princess has become the world’s first offshore vessel to use battery power to reduce the number of generators on board. The five year old Norwegian vessel now runs on a combination of a battery pack for energy storage and three LNG-fueled Wärtsilä engines. Continue Reading…

MarineLogDNV GL introduces Virtual Trial to simulate hull efficiency

art4October 12, 2017 — DNV GL has introduced a new ‘Virtual Trial’ application, using simulated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data to analyse, compare and benchmark the fuel efficiency of different hull designs before they are constructed. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipExxon: Maritime industry not ready for low sulfur cap

Survey formOctober 11, 2017 — (LONDON) — A marine industry survey conducted by ExxonMobil finds that the route to compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 0.5 percent global sulfur cap is unclear for many vessel operators. Continue Reading…

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art6Q3 2017 — Innovation facilitators are in vogue, but the innovation process doesn’t begin and end there – it requires engaging every level of the organisation and every department in the search for lasting value, argues Sofia Fürstenberg Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 9

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 Convenes This Week

More than 200 shipping industry professionals are gathering in Stamford, Connecticut this week for the 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. This annual forum has become the Number One technology symposium for the North American maritime industry.  If you haven’t already pre-registered, you can still register onsite at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.  Full details at www.shippinginsight.com.

Rolls-Royce, Google Cloud Sign Landmark Deal

art1October 3, 2017 — The maritime industry’s exhaustive push toward autonomy just received a boost in the form of a deal signed between Rolls-Royce and Google to develop further its intelligent awareness systems. Continue Reading…

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 3.21.25 PMViking Planning Hydrogen-powered Cruise Ship

art2October 3, 2017 — Viking Cruises is reportedly working on a project to develop a vessel fuelled by liquid hydrogen that could become the world’s first cruise ship with zero-emission technology, according to the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA). Continue Reading…

MarineLinkCorvus to supply ESS for two more PSV hybrid retrofits

art3October 5, 2017 — Corvus Energy has been selected as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for two Havila platform supply vessels (PSVs) being retrofitted with hybrid power systems. Continue Reading…

MarineLogBent for efficiency, unorthodox sterns promise energy savings

art4September 29, 2017 — Since humans first took to the water, hull symmetry has been the rule almost without exception. For a while “steerboards” occupied what we now call the starboard side of a vessel, but that was just about the only variation. Now, researchers in Europe are promoting asymmetrical sterns as a way to improve fuel economy by better accounting for the hydrodynamic forces created by the rotation of the propeller on a single-screw vessel. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoData collection and monitoring platform for engines launched

art5October 5, 2017 — Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and partner Enamor Ltd of Gdynia, Poland, have jointly launched a new data collection and monitoring (DCM) platform, developed under a collaboration agreement between the companies signed earlier this year. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipThe Futurenauts: Hege Skryseth

art6Q3 2017 — As part of our mission to chart shipping and maritime’s technology-enabled future, we continue to profile some of the people shaping that future. There will be few people in the shipping industry unfamiliar with the name KONGSBERG. But on July 1st 2016 that venerable organisation launched Kongsberg Digital, a subsidiary established to fulfil the group’s strategy to be a leading digital solutions provider for next-gen products and services within the maritime industry. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 2

Final Countdown to SHIPPINGInsight 2017

art1The 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition convenes next week in Stamford. It’s not too late to register. Use the convenient online online portal at www.shippinginsight.com.

 

LR Approves HMD Cargo Handling System for LNG Bunker Vessel

art2September 29, 2017 — HMD and the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Corporate Research Center jointly developed the cargo handling system design based on their extensive experience of building gas carriers. HMD chose to develop the LNG bunkering vessel design because of the potential for growth in the LNG-fuelled ship sector. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkWinGD moves ahead on digitalization

art3October 2, 2017 — Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) reports that a data collection and monitoring (DCM) platform for engines and associated onboard systems, developed in collaboration with Enamor Ltd of Gdynia, is now ready for commercial application. Continue Reading…

MarineLogShipping Operating Costs Declining -Report

art4September 28, 2017 — Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 1.1 percent in 2016, says international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. This compares with the 2.4 percent average fall in costs recorded for 2015. For the second successive year, all categories of expenditure were down on those for the previous 12-month period, most notably for insurance costs and stores. Continue Reading…

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art5October 2, 2017 — Intelsat has confirmed the successful launch of its Intelsat 37e satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the latest addition to its EpicNG constellation of high throughput satellites. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipGPS Spoofing Patterns Discovered

art6September 26, 2017 — Examination of global ship tracking data for the last two years has shown several instances of multiple vessels reporting their locations as being on land at airports far from where the ships were operating off shore. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveSmoke & Mirrors

art7Q3 2017 — In today’s opaque industry hiding what’s really coming out of the stack is too easy, but the technology required to deliver the transparency needed for true smart regulation is already available, says Allan Skouboe. Continue Reading…

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Maersk Tankers and ShipNet Receive SHIPPINGInsight Award

Award Presented at SHIPPINGInsight 2017 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition

STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 10, 2017 – The 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award was presented to Maersk Tankers and ShipNet today at the 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition in Stamford, Conn.

The award is presented annually to honor a shipping company and its technology partners for the successful implementation of an innovative technology or initiative that advanced the state of the art in fleet optimization. The award winners each received a binnacled captain’s clock in a polished wooden case as well as framed certificates.

ShipNet and Maersk Tankers collaborated to create an intuitive, tablet-based user interface, connecting seafarers with the ship’s computer. When workers log in to the tablet, they connect with a screen menu that gives them instant access to assigned work orders, stock records, maintenance schedules and material receiving. Onsite updates are then filtered and catalogued automatically when the tablet is returned to its docking station. Maersk Tankers is already benefitting from the ShipNet Mobility technology; their seafarers have reduced the processing time of closing work orders by 50 percent.

In addition to the SHIPPINGInsight Award, a certificate of merit also went to OceanManager Inc. and Anglo-Eastern Ship Management for their development of a QR code scanner for work rest hours compliance.

“ShipNet and Maersk Tankers developed an insightful solution to help seafarers access and update shipboard data quickly and efficiently,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Jim Rhodes. “That type of resourcefulness and innovation is what the SHIPPINGInsight award is all about.”

For images, visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/knz84ekasx63irw/AABqV-iW-oWzaE7vXBSS2XAia?dl=0.

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com