SMM 2018 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 SMM 2018, which took place 4-7 September, in Hamburg, Germany, 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

How thermal cameras benefit operations onboard

Hans Groenenboom, Sales Director EMEA, Maritime Thermal Systems, FLIR Systems

Shipping needs more intelligence to tackle current challenges 

Michel van Roozendaal, President, MacGregor

Trends surrounding safety equipment and maintenance onboard

Dr. Tasos Galanakis, Vice President, CCO, LALIZAS 

Transparent ranking system could lead to skills development

Capt. Ralph Becker-Heins, Managing Director Cyprus, Safebridge

Autonomous shipping will come but lack of skill is a concern

Gillian Peden, Business Development Manager, Rivertrace Ltd

Proper safety equipment enhances safety in ship operations

Benny Carlsen, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, VIKING Life- Saving Equipment

Radio communication to minimize fire risk onboard

Niels Peter Agdal, Director, Radio, Safety & Tracking Maritime Business Unit, Cobham SATCOM

Being safety conscious is not an option but a basic requirement for maritime world

Nawfal Al-Jourani, Director Dubai Maritime Cluster Office, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)

2020 Sulphur Cap

Addressing the IMO 2020 diverse landscape

Joris Van Brussel, CEO, Shell Marine

Key drivers to invest in scrubbers

Laura Langh-Lagerlöf & Jussi Katajainen, Commercial Director & Product Manager, Langh Tech

Scrubbers are the best investment for ships right now

Nicholas Confuorto, President & CEO, CR Ocean Engineering

Investment return to make scrubbers a compelling choice

Erik Haveman, Global Sales Director, EGCS, Alfa Laval

Space and power requirements onboard  key factors to consider before scrubber retrofitting 

Dr. Martin Koller, Product Manager, Air Pollution Control, ANDRITZ

Sulphur cap 2020 to be a huge game changer for shipping

Dr. Kristian Bendix Nielsen, Director & Founder, Vessel Performance Solutions

Sustainable Future

Shipping decarbonization: Three key elements to move forward

Eirik Nyhus, Director, Environment, International Regulatory Affairs, DNV GL

Solutions for LNG propelled vessels

Julien Bec, Vice President, LNG as Fuel Division, GTT

Industry to witness more multi-fuel engines in future

Mark Penfold, Manager, Technology, Corporate Global Gas Solutions, ABS

Collaboration, training and planning key elements for 2020 compliance

David Barrow, LR Commercial Director – Marine & Offshore, Lloyds Register

Preparation is the key for 2020 compliance

Nick Brown, Communications Director Marine & Offshore Division, Bureau Veritas

The future of shipping is green, technology already exists

Dirk Lehmann, Managing Director, Becker Marine Systems

Marine lubricants and solutions toward 2020 compliance

Serge dal Farra, Global Marketing Manager, Total Lubmarine

Changing mindset can bring more innovation in shipping industry

Elliot Gow, Group Director Marine Services, V. Group

Vessel performance key component of shipping sustainability

Dr. Torsten Büssow, Global Head of Fleet Performance Management, DNV GL

Ballast Water Management

BWTS retrofit starts with selecting the technology that best suits

Anders Lindmark, Head of PureBallast, BU Marine Separation and Heat Transfer Equipment, Alfa Laval

Crew training is vital for proper BWTS operation

Tore Andersen & Birgir Nilsen, CEO & Director / Co-Founder, Optimarin AS

BWMC implementation needs level playing field

Dr. Stelios Kyriacou, General Manager, BWMS, De Nora Water Technologies

Best practices for BWTS retrofitting

Lars Nupnau, Director Global Business Development Marine, Evoqua Water Technologies

Evaluation of vessel needs to assist in proper BWTS selection

Konstantinos Stampedakis, Managing Director, ERMA FIRST


Three features of a communication solution onboard

Christian Vakarelis, VP Media Communications, Navarino

Fleet data technology allows a proactive approach to safety

Stefano Poli & Hans Ottosen, VP, Business Development & CEO, Inmarsat & Danelec Marine

Key expectations around GMDSS modernization

Wouter Deknopper, Vice President & General Manager, Maritime Line of Business, Iridium Communications

Reliable operations crucial to ensure safety onboard

Rolf Stiefel, Vice President Sales & Marketing, WinGD


Seamless systems vital for efficient e-navigation

Tor Svanes, CEO, NAVTOR

How to limit GPS problems and improve ships’ efficiency

Kris Nieuwenhuis, Commercial Sales Manager, Ocean Signal

Smart solutions open new capabilities for ship navigation

James Collett, Managing Director, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

Cyber Security

Education and training vital against cyber threat 

Tore Morten Olsen, President, Marlink Group


How digitization may help ship operations

Jussi Siltanen & Risto Kariranta, Product Manager, NAPA Safety Solutions & Master Mariner, Director, Services, NAPA Shipping Solutions

Digitalization is happening, but training is crucial to ensure safety

Stein Egil Nilsen, Technical Adviser, ABS

Shipping industry needs to adopt new technologies quicker

Andrew John Stump, President, CSSC Marine Service Co.

Rules for fair data use vital for smart shipping

Masuaki Urata, Manager Public Relations, Planning Division & Ship Recycling Team, ClassNK

Shipping needs to embrace technology to reap its benefits 

Peter Due, Director Autonomy, Global Sales & Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime

Shipping needs to overcome its resistance to change and embrace smart technologies

Mauro Sacchi, Director, Strategy & Business Development Marine Solutions, Wärtsilä

Key issues when providing energy efficiency solutions for vessels

Johan Backas, Managing Director, Eniram

Data sharing and smart tools to improve decision making  process

Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA and Head of Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions

Technology changing the future of shipping

Helen Polychronopoulou, President, HEMEXPO

Technology plays a major role to maritime safety

Mehdi Bounoua, Sales Director for S. Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hatteland Display

Digital solutions for enhanced safety of navigation

John N. Psychas, Managing Director, C- MAP