SMM 2018, Marinet Conference: Experts say maritime industry ready for digital navigation

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From the SMM 2018, Marinet Conference during Q&A time

The Marinet Conference on the most promising maritime high technologies held on September 5 at SMM 2018 brought together representatives of leading companies and scientific centres from different countries. The Conference programme included panel discussions on digital navigation and unmanned shipping as well as Maritime Robotics Fest.

During the Digital Navigation vs e-Navigation panel discussion, Aleksander Potemkin, Kronshtadt Technologies, and Jin Hyoung Park, KRISO, shared their experience in e-navigation development in Russia and in South Korea. The Heritage and SMART-Navigation projects will help improve navigation safety having ensured fast data exchange between vessels and control centres.
Dimitris Theodosiou, a representative of DANAOS Management Consultants, told about services that digitalization can offer to shipping companies. They will let streamline some operations related to identification of vessels, detection and response to emergency situations, online monitoring of water area etc.
When speaking about logistics digitalization, Don Staffin, Managing Director of ShipServ, emphasized that the process is associated with the Big Data technology, correct processing and interpretation which will ensure “big analyses” taking all the factors into consideration. That will consequently make logistics and maritime operations smarter and more efficient.

Questions… PortNews General Director Elena Snitko, talks with Alexey Rakhmanov, General Director  of United Shipbuilding Corp.

Online poll held during the panel discussion on IAA PortNews’ website shows that most visitors expect the introduction of digital technologies to let reduce water transport costs and improve its efficiency.

The Conference was organized by the Industry Association MARINET and Media Group PortNews with the support of Russian Venture Company (RVC).
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