The newly identified Coronavirus has made world headlines given its rapid spread and as number of infected or dead people keeps on increasing. To closely monitor the situation and keep track of the incidents and fatalities two applications have been launched.
THETIS-Med is now online, in what is believed to be a milestone in the EU’s efforts to adopt regional cooperation among Mediterranean countries. This new information system supports the members of the Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Med MoU).
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, asked technology experts to choose one thing, that would have either a profound or an immediate impact, and could move the industry forward for a smarter and more sustainable shipping industry.
The 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum was successfully concluded on Wednesday 29th of January 2020, at the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, attracting 450 delegates from the global shipping industry. The experts shared their contributions on key smart shipping trends, including digital transformation and ship autonomy.
During IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 7th session, which took place from January 13-24, the attendees focused on several shipping matters, also approving guidance for SAR services regarding aircraft autonomous distress tracking.
The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 7th session, January 13-24, discussed and decided on a variety of important issues for the industry, including amendments on ships’ routeing measures.
The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 7th session, concluded on January 24, and decided on many important issues, including the modernization of the global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS).
Portchain announced that Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has deployed Portchain’s Berth Optimization Engine as a part of the terminal’s ambitious digitization journey. PTP aspires to increase berth productivity and reduce operating costs.
With the arrival of a new decade, the shipping industry continues experiencing digital transformation, with shipping companies having to switch from the traditional way of operations into a modern and smart environment; Yet, as it goes with every change, digitalization was firstly met with skepticism but now the industry acknowledges that new technological developments are key to improving efficiency in every front.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Mr. Tor A. Svanes, Managing Director, NAVTOR AS, has received the 2020 SMART4SEA Leadership Award, sponsored by SQEMARINE, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum.
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