Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
Thursday 27 - Friday 28 June 2019
How and with who will the ship of the future communicate?
This is the question that industry, ship owners and managers, ports, nautical service providers, university and research projects will seek to answer in this biennial EHMC seminar. The day will include live demonstrations of industry products and a visit by boat within the Port of Gothenburg that will also take us around the harbour area.
Antonio Di Lieto, Carnival CSMART, Port data in ENC’s for port passage planning
Amund Gjersøe, Kongsberg Norcontrol, Manned and un-manned sailing together in the port
Michael Baldauf, World Maritime University, Hochschule Wismar, Will the future of shipping be based ashore?
Diego de la Calle, Inmarsat, Satellite connectivity and IoT solutions for ship and shore digitalization
Astrid Dispert, IMO, Just in Time arrival in ports
Ben van Scherpenzeel, IHMA Project Officer Nautical Port Information, Step by step port data development
Johan Hartler, Chalmers University of Technology, Education and competences in future nautical professions
Daniel Johannesson, Svitzer; Remote controlled tugs
Per Anders, STM, Sea Traffic Management; Demonstration of the end-results of the STM EU project, such as the sharing of voyage plans on 300 vessels
Antonio di Lieto, Carnival; Port risk assessments for ports; does the risk perception of the cruise industry match with the risk profile that you have in mind for your port?
Jan Gardeitchik, Port of Rotterdam; The digital port: digital tools to help harbour masters to optimize their port call.
Tony Brown, Per Osterberg, ChartCo; Navigation and compliance solutions, on board and ashore, to support ships to comply with legislation in ports
Jonathan Lewis, UKHO; ‘The last nautical mile’; UKHO’s new Marine Data Portal and AVCS online, bringing ship based information ashore
Siebe Rooijakkers, Damen Shipyards; The Euroyards project; standardization and data exchange of ship data
Wednesday 26 June 2019; informal meeting point; Comfort Hotel, 20.00
Thursday 27 June 2019; seminar, venue Comfort Hotel, 8.30 - 17.00
Thursday 27 June 2019; boat trip and dinner, 19.00 - 22.00
Friday 28 June 2019; technical visit, 9.00 - 11.30
Comfort Hotel Gothenburg has preferential rates until 27 May. Please use booking code 006378; email@example.com or +46 31-752 28 00.
For further details please contact the EHMC Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
At its 2019 AGM held in the Faroe Islands in week ending 15 June representatives of the world’s national shipowners’ associations reviewed the priorities of the global shipowners’ association, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Sadly, the ICS Annual General Meeting was overshadowed by the attacks against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and the very serious threat this presents to the lives of seafarers and maritime trade.
Action on CO2 Reduction
ICS agreed a suite of actions in support of the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) strategy to decarbonise international shipping in line with the United Nations 1.5 degree climate change goal.
Speaking from the Faroe Islands, ICS Chairman, Esben Poulsson (illustrated) said: ‘It is imperative that IMO Member States adopt a new global regulation to mandate further short term CO2 reduction measures at the next session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee in 2020. This should deliver further CO2 reductions by 2023 to help us meet the IMO target set for 2030. We will work with a broad coalition of governments to produce a comprehensive proposal that can be submitted to IMO in September this year.’
Pan-European multimodal service provider Samskip have indicated experience gained up to 31 March 2019 find it fully prepared for a North Sea container traffic surge, as attitudes harden in the run up to October’s revised UK Brexit deadline. (An illustration of Samskip’s traffic is provided here with thanks ©)
Europe’s largest multimodal transport group by freight volume reports that it expects UK exporters and importers to start switching away from trailers and towards containerisation, repeating a trend established in the run-up to the original deadline for Brexit of 31 March this year.
David Besseling, Samskip UK Trade Manager commented: ‘We saw a significant push in container volumes up to March 2019, especially into Hull, as decision-makers facing uncertainty opted for the reliability and proven procedures of container shipping. Concerns over supply chain security are fast re-emerging.’
Besseling reflected that stockpiling contributed to the earlier traffic surge, but added that the experience also confirmed robustness in new Hull-Ghent and Hull-Amsterdam links established by Samskip at the end of 2018. The services add to existing high-frequency connections between Rotterdam, Tilbury, Hull and Grangemouth.
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