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Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week February 27, 2019

The best approach?  One bite at a time. . . Headlines of the Week- February 27, 2019          View this email in your browser

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Laud and Magnify

In most of these commentaries I entreat the industry to recognize the need to accelerate the transformation of our practices to meet societal demands.  It comes as a breath of fresh air, then, to read how some in our industry are exceeding the aviation industry for digital transformation!  How inspiring to learn that Maersk, Hapag Lloyd and CMA CGM are more digitally mature than their air counterparts?  This is exciting, and I applaud their efforts!

Yes, these are the behemoths of our industry, but they have suffered the same market vagaries as other sectors, yet they chose to invest in making their businesses more efficient through technology.  The question remains:  how does the rest of the industry follow the example of these market leaders?

Right now, it seems as though all the balls are in the air: IMO 2020, GHGs, Ballast Water Treatment, DCS, MRV, communications, digitalization, automation—the list goes on.  Shipowners have a right to feel overwhelmed!  I can only suggest the elephant approach.  You’ve probably heard me use it:  “How do you get an elephant out of the room?  One bite at a time.”

Industry needs to be taking many bites of the elephant.  Where are you starting?

Keep optimizing,


     Carleen Lyden Walker
     Chief Evolution Officer
IMO Maritime Ambassador
+1 203 255 4686 (o)
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News of the Week
February 27, 2019 
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Liners more digitally mature than their aviation peers

2019-02-20 – Maritime is often lambasted for being behind the digital curve but a new benchmarking study shows liners are far ahead of their air cargo peers.  The 18-page report, compiled by freight platform Freightos, looks at digital efforts made by the world’s top 30 air and ocean carriers, who have been surveyed using 26 parameters. In every category, ocean carriers were reported, on average, to be more digitally mature than their air counterparts, the survey found. . . READ MORE


Embracing sustainability within maritime industry: 10 key practices

2019-01-27 – Overall, in all business sectors, organizations develop sustainable business aiming at improving their social conscience and environmental responsibility, well beyond the financial. Do you wonder which the key areas of focus are toward an even more sustainable shipping industry in the future?. . . READ MORE


European Commission seeks IMO action on scrubber discharges

2019-02-20 – Discharges of waste water from open loop exhaust gas scrubbers seem ever more likely to face restrictions. The latest move towards tighter controls comes the European Commission in the form of a proposal for consideration by the 74th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) which meets in May, in London. It calls for “evaluation and harmonization” of scrubber discharges across all ports, world-wide. . . READ MORE

Wash Water Research Aims to Counter Port Concerns

2019-02-21 – The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) presented the results of study on scrubber wash water at the 6th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR6) this week, highlighting that it meets IMO environmental criteria. . . READ MORE


Netherlands heavy hitters take a serious look at methanol as a marine fuel

2019-02-21 – A consortium of leading Netherlands maritime companies and the Royal Netherland Navy have joined forces to investigate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable alternative transport fuel in the maritime sector. . . READ MORE


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