On Tuesday 27 February 2018, 24 experts in five conference sessions discussed how Eastern Mediterranean region could become emissions-free through the application of electrification technologies in ports and vessels. The Conference entitled “Powering zero-emission marine transportation” organised by the European co-funded elemed project attracted more than 200 delegates from marine & energy sectors, public bodies, port authorities and professional associations, at the amazing Lighthouse of SNFCC in Athens.
Discount and financial incentives for vessels using electrification technologies was the focus of Nikolas Paterakis’ presentation, Chief Operating Officer at Neptune Lines, who expressed the shipowner’s voice.
Recent studies carried out by Beecham Research highlight that from an Internet of Things (IoT) point of view, the smart port is a context with different machineries, different interactions among machineries, interactions between machineries and people that can be improved as any other smart spaces using sensed data.
In 1972, Carnival Cruise Lines introduced the concept of the “Fun ship” involving the promotion of cruises as mass tourism. In the 1980s, the cruise industry introduced to its fleet, giant passenger liners capable of carrying in excess of 2,000 passengers.
European Union always pays attention to Safety and Environment in the maritime field. These two concepts often are linked each other. One of best way to explain what we said before is the impact on environment of an old Tanker Vessel’s accident, that can be just one of the possibilities that can happen when the rules are not respected
First of all, the shipping field is oriented to a full digitalization of the entire process, beginning to mapping and tracking of goods and vessels to the establishment of full digital channels for the documents’ flow, like the IBM case with its “Block Chain” service utilized by Maersk.
Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) use technologies that allow road vehicles to communicate with other vehicles, with traffic signals and roadside infrastructure as well as with other road users.