He gave a general definition of ‘smart’ which means the application of knowledge and technology adding real value on both commercial and technical levels for all stakeholders. He explained that ‘smart’ applies to the shipping industry by the increased connectivity of equipment & people, sensors & automation, big data analytics, tracking and monitoring, Condition Based Maintenance & optimisation, ship, equipment & HR data management. Mr Belokas concluded his presentation with three smart shipping snapshots: Inmarsat view of maritime communications future, Quantum of the seas; the world’s first smartship and Maersk tankers 3D printing.

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 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