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; firstname.lastname@example.org or +46 31-752 28 00.
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One of Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani’s last duties before leaving office on 13 February was to make a written statement on Light Dues, the means of financing the marine aids to navigation services of the United Kingdom.
In the document she said: ‘A strong and growing maritime industry is vital to the economy of the United Kingdom and it is critical that we treasure and protect this vital artery if we are to remain a world-leading maritime centre.
‘The work of the General Lighthouse Authorities2, which provide and maintain marine aids to navigation and respond to new wrecks and navigation dangers in some of the busiest waters in the world, is crucial to underpinning that vision whilst maintaining our vigorous safety record and continuously improving standards of safety.
‘Reductions in the three General Lighthouse Authorities’ running costs have enabled the UK to reduce light dues on four occasions since 2014. For 2020 to 2021 I intend to freeze light dues rates at 37½ pence per net registered tonne. This will mean that light dues will have fallen by 30% in real terms since 2010.
‘Light dues rates will continue to be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that the General Lighthouse Authorities are challenged to provide an effective and efficient service which offers value for money to light dues payers.’
New hubs of business and enterprise will be opened across the UK creating thousands of jobs, regenerating communities and turbocharging Britain’s post-Brexit growth, the Government announced on 10 February.
Up to ten new innovative Freeports will be opened across the UK as the Government seeks to level up the country and seize on the opportunities leaving the EU has presented. This was the style of a news item delivered on behalf of HM Treasury.
A consultation has been launched setting out the Government’s vision for Freeports, with the aim of announcing the location of the new zones at the end of this year so they can be open for business in 2021.
It is understood that once the ten-week consultation is completed, the Government will invite sea, air and rail ports to bid for Freeport status on a competitive basis.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rishi Sunak, said: ‘Freeports will unleash the potential in our proud historic ports, boosting and regenerating communities across the UK as we level up. They will attract new businesses, spreading jobs, investment and opportunity to towns and cities up and down the country.
‘This is all part of our mission as an open, outward-looking country, championing global free trade with vibrant Freeports that work for all of the UK.’
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