Date: September 20, 2012
The SMM fair in Hamburg is a biennial temple to the art of ship machinery, equipment, systems and technology. In fact it’s more like a small village – nine or so halls packed to the ventilation ducts with products, services and innovations covering the entire maritime ecosystem.
At this year’s show, as was the case two years ago, the buzzwords were fuel efficiency, optimisation and compliance. With fuel costs easily 50% of daily Opex and law-makers pressing for reduction of carbon and other emissions, the focus is squarely on increasing operational efficiency in order to meet coming regulation.
Date: June 10, 2010
Leading on from the Hamburg discussion forum and the comments of shipowners there, we were keen to use Posidonia to talk to the people whose job it is to sign off on safety.
Talking to classification societies and flag states who provide this auditing and inspection role, it soon became clear that – to coin a World Cup phrase – this is a game of two halves.
Date: June 9, 2010
Tony Field South East Europe Marine Business Manager for Lloyd’s Register is a master mariner who takes the line that the most reliable navigation tool available is the bridge window.
It’s an old one but a good one though the fact that we had spoken at length about the International Safety Management Code left us fairly sure he thinks there is more to it than that.