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
Our picture shows a Carnival line up. Five Carnival ships are due in Durban in week commencing 24 May. (Photo: www.africaports.co.za )
No less than five Carnival Cruise ships are due to arrive in Durban between 26 and 28 May to take on bunkers and to restock depleted supplies.
These five ships are part of a group of 12 engaged in the humanitarian task of repatriating over 26,000 crew from the Carnival fleet and other companies, as well as personnel from entertainment centres ashore, who because of the coronavirus pandemic, have had their employment suddenly curtailed.
Hotel staff and entertainers
These are the entertainment staff, the onboard shop workers, beauty salon practitioners, waiters and bus boys, chefs and kitchen staff, cabin cleaners, pursers and front desk people all making up the staff working on board cruise ships.
With cruising curtailed these former employees are finally returning home to destinations like India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines after having remained on board their ships for more than two months, unable to go ashore or receive visitors ever since cruising operations were suspended in mid -March. Ahead they face another three or four weeks at sea before being allowed to disembark. However, there’s something of a problem.
Call to governments
IFSMA* calls upon Governments to adopt the ‘Framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic’ without delay to allow ship owners and management companies to change over their dangerously tired crews.
Governments must act now in order to avoid personal injury to, and mental breakdown of, seafarers and avoid the significant risk of accidents and consequential danger to life and the environment.
Concern at IFSMA
IFSMA is receiving an increasing number of reports from its ship masters’ associations around the world concerned for the welfare and safety of crews and the increased risk with which they are operating in an already high risk environment. Seafarers are feeling let down and abandoned by their Governments.
Following concerns from the maritime industry, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued a circular to all Member States, the UN and agencies and IGOs and NGOs in consultative status with IMO. This document concerned recommendations to Member States about measures to facilitate ship crew changes in seaports during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IMO Secretary General has received a framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the pandemic, proposed by a cross-section of global industry associations in consultative status with the IMO, for example: ICS, IAPH, BIMCO, IFSMA, and P&I Clubs as well as the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
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