In a recently published article on Linkedin, Wallem’s CEO Frank Coles poses important questions on how the industry should manage the crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic, urging all stakeholders for consistency and transparency to mitigate negative impacts.
During the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum, in a keynote address to delegates, Frank Coles, Group Chief Executive, Wallem, provided an overview of the current realities shipping has to encounter, highlighting that the industry is neither special, nor immune from the 4th industrial revolution. The longer it resists, the greater the pain is going to be and if it wants to be special, it needs to reinvent itself and “forget the dinosaurs and their havens of denial”.
While speaking at last SMART4SEA Conference, Mr. Frank Coles described the maritime constituency as ‘Citizens Against Virtually Everything’ (CAVE) when it comes to connectivity advances, insisting on adapting to new demands.
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Shipping industry needs to abandon old-fashioned structures and adapt to the realities of the modern world and the demands of the next generation, argued Frank Coles, CEO, Transas during Transas Global Conference in Vancouver last week. A significant progress in maritime technology was noted in the last 12 months, but real change is yet to come, he added.
To realise the full potential of digitalisation, the maritime sector must focus on behavioural change by the human element, argues Transas CEO Frank Coles. Failing to appreciate and understand properly how people interface with new technology can lead to poor implementation.
On the occasion of the Day of the Seafarer, Frank Coles, CEO of Transas, talks about the impact of the digital technologies on seafarers’ role and welfare. Mr. Coles suggests that digitalization and automation will transform the industry by enhancing safety, but these are not enough to solve all safety-related problems, as crews with right skills and training is what the sector really needs.
ECDIS was ahead of its time until the regulators got involved. Now it’s at risk of becoming a dinosaur, argues Transas CEO Frank Coles.
Frank Coles, CEO, Transas delivered a speech at the Transas Global Conference, Malta, pointing out that we are faced with the perfect storm; the one confronting the maritime industry. It is one which will disrupt all elements of the shipping industry in the next few years – is technology-driven and in some cases is also self-inflicted.
Frank Coles, CEO, Transas, points out that with all the talk about smart ships, automation and even unmanned ships there remains three key elements that need to be resolved: the ecosystem in which they would operate, the connectivity that they require and the overall cybersecurity picture.
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