He noted that ECDIS is a milestone marking the industry’s transition from paper to digital navigation; 58% of the world’s fleet is now using ECDIS showing that the industry is on track for adoption in the end of the decade. Large vessels & tanker operators have successfully faced ECDIS adoption challenges that now cargo ship operators are finding on their doorstep. He advised that for setting the right phase-in policy and fully understanding the extent for management of change, there is need for teamwork between ship operators and ECDIS makers.

The inaugural SMART4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Monday 22nd of February 2016 in Eugenides Foundation, Athens attracting 600 delegates from 12 countries representing a total of 280 organizations and focusing on latest smart shipping perspectives and operational challenges 

The 2016 SMART4SEA Forum was organized by SAFETY4SEA and sponsored by FURUNO who was the lead sponsor of the event and also by: ABS, ALBA, Danaos Management Consultants S.A, DNV GL, HEMEXPO, NAVTOR, SGL Engineering Ltd, SQE MARINE, SQE ACADEMY, SRH Marine Electronics SA and SWANNET. Furthermore, the event was supported by: AMMITEC, Chios Marine Club, EENMA, ECOMASYN, Piraeus Marine Club, WIMA, WISTA Hellas and Yacht Club of Greece.

Learn more at http://www.safety4sea.com/smart4sea