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Convergence: Silos crumbling in the face of change?  (Part 2)

Right now, we think we are a noble industry, carrying 90% of the world’s goods and energy. But if people think about us, they think of water and oil and dead birds.  If we’re not connected as an industry, we can’t be effective to change that.

What’s the solution? Action Changes Things. We need to ACT.

For one, we have the opportunity to incorporate the benefits of digitalization and automation for greater efficiency.

We need to embrace blockchain in order to increase competitiveness. We need to streamline our operations to be more efficient and secure which also builds trust.

We need to eliminate vulnerabilities by doing the best job we can. We need to need to create convergence within companies. The CEO has to understand not only the finance but the operations, and the operations people have to understand the finance.

So, the convergence has to happen within companies and also with sectors. Shipping needs to understand the challenges ports are facing and ports need to understand the challenges shipping is facing.

We have to understand that the ports are under attack by their communities. They have to demonstrate good citizenship to their communities. Collectively, we can work together to build shipping’s profile in the public.

Silos blocking our growth will crumble; growth and prosperity will ensue.

Keep optimizing,


     Carleen Lyden Walker
     Chief Evolution Officer
IMO Maritime Ambassador
+1 203 255 4686 (o)
+1 203 260 0480 (m)

News of the Week
February 20, 2019 
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An Interview with

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Bureau Veritas releases fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reporting app

2019-02-14 – Bureau Veritas announced the release of ‘Phase 2’ of My Fuel Consumption (MFC). This in an online tool to enable compliance with fuel consumption regulations, namely IMO’s data collection system (DCS) and the EU’s monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) requirements. My Fuel Consumption is a cloud based web application available on desktop, mobile and tablet. . . READ MORE

Ballast Water

Ecochlor Wins BWMS Contract with ATC

2019-02-17 – Alaskan Tanker Company (ATC) will retrofit the Ecochlor ballast water management system (BWMS) on board their fleet including three VLCC crude oil tankers and an option for one additional vessel. Each of these vessels are U.S. flag tankers with Zone 1 and Zone 0 hazardous areas. . . READ MORE


PIL and IBM Trial Delivery Using Blockchain Platform

2019-02-02 – Pacific International Lines (PIL) has used an electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL) built on the IBM Blockchain Platform in a successful real-time pilot tracking shipment of mandarin oranges from China to Singapore for the Lunar New Year celebrations. . . READ MORE


2019 Will be the Year of Acceleration for LNG as Marine Fuel

2019-02-02 – 2018 saw a sea-change in attitudes and actions towards LNG as a marine fuel. By March, of the 94 cruise ships on the global order-book, 18 under construction were LNG-powered. This represented 20 percent of all newbuildings for the cruise industry but 25 percent of newbuilding capacity due to the size of the vessels ordered. The world’s first fully LNG-fueled cruise ship, SEA\LNG member Carnival’s AIDAnova entered service in December with a further seven LNG-powered cruise ships ordered by Carnival to be operational by end 2022. . . READ MORE


Scorpio – an early embracer of digital class

2019-02-07 – As DNV GL continues on its journey towards modernizing class, the first movers in the digital shift are emerging. Scorpio Group, with over 200 ships in the tanker, bulker and offshore trades, is a clear front runner. DNV GL met with Scorpio managing director Francesco Bellusci in their Monaco headquarters to get his perspectives on the challenges, the benefits and the future of digital class. . . READ MORE

Maritime Training

The future of maritime training

2019-02-19 – Automation and virtual reality are changing the skills needed on board the ships of tomorrow, and we will all need to get used to lifetime training. . . READ MORE

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