Sea Asia 2019 Interviews

Connectivity, safety onboard, cyber security, sustainable future, e-navigation, 2020 sulphur cap and BWM are few of the many challenges that the maritime industry is facing today. During Sea Asia 2019, which took place 9-11 April, in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, SAFETY4SEA was there, conducting video interviews with global experts to feel the pulse of how shipping can find itself in a sea of change

Safety onboard

Systems for enhancing safety onboard

Kris Nieuwenhuis, Technical Business Development Manager, ACR Electronics Inc.

Quality controls of systems onboard vital for enhanced safety

Tasos Galanakis, Vice President – Chief Commercial Officer, Lalizas

Issues concerning water monitoring systems onboard

René B  Christensen, Sales Director, Green Instruments

2020 Sulphur Cap

Scrubbers can only provide benefits to ship operators amid 2020 sulphur cap

Simon Du, Marine Equipment Dept. Regional Manager (Overseas), Sunrui

Enhancing scrubbers’ capabilities toward 2020 sulphur cap compliance

Capt. Cao Qingzhu, Board Chairman, Tangshan Worldwide Ship Equipment Co. Ltd.

How 2020 sulphur cap will impact the market

Axel Schulz, CEO, Aquametro Oil & Marine AG

Sustainable Future

LNG to help shipping industry step forward a cleaner future

Rolf Stiefel, Vice President Sales & Marketing, WinGD

There is no option but to operate a safe and low-emissions ship

Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, Indian Register of Shipping

Decarbonization remains top priority on shipping industry’s agenda

Piet Mast, Senior Vice President, Regional Marine and Offshore Manager South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Lloyd’s Register

Effective implementation of all new regulations remains a key challenge for ship operators

Kua Sit Tong, General Manager, Puyier

What sustainability means for the maritime industry

Natasa Pilides, Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, Republic of Cyprus

Operation of zero-emission ships is the next big challenges for the industry

David Barrow, Vice President, Marine & Offshore, South Asia Zone, Bureau Veritas

Shipping industry to witness more diversity in the upcoming years

Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific & India Maritime, DNV GL


Pre-planning essential for effective communication onboard

Duane Hand, Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering, Speedcast

Cyber policies on board important to minimize possible risks

Sharon Ong, Sales Director Asia Pacific, Marlink


e-Navigation is all about utilizing digitalization

Børge Hetland, Chief Commercial Officer, NAVTOR

Focus on e-navigation is important for the future of shipping

Morten Gjersøe, Director Business Development, Jotron

Cyber Security

Cloud-based cyber security is a critical area for shipping

Dimitrios Lakasas, CEO, Olympia Electronics

Shipping industry needs to invest in cyber security and digitalization

Morten Lind-Olsen, CEO, Dualog

How ship operators can tackle cyber security issues

Wayne Perks, Cyber Security Manager, Inmarsat


Digitalization to create more on-point jobs in future

Paivi Haikkola, Ecosystem Lead, One Sea

Taking advantage of increased data flow from ships to be a key challenge

Mike McNally, Marketing & Sales Director, GTMaritime

Data collection is vital for smart shipping

Serene Tan, Sales Consultant, BASS

Existing technological developments to enhance safety onboard

Esa Jokioinen, VP Sales & Marketing Ship Intelligence, Kongsberg

Embracing digitalization is the key toward  smarter shipping

Naveen Narayan, Project Manager, & Nurifa Rashid, Business Analyst, MariApps

New technologies to provide the next step for shipping industry

Anastassis Touros, AIS Network Team Leader, MarineTraffic

Systems onboard are now becoming digitalized

Abhisheik Devarajan, Head – Central Vessel Support, & Sanjay Shanmugam, Senior System Administrator, MariApps – World Link Communications

Digitalization can greatly benefit the maritime industry

Michel van Roozendaal, President, MacGregor