The second panel looked at “Smart Shipping”, with Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, President of BIMCO as the moderator. The panel comprised of Dr. Steffen Gau, Marine Business Development New Construction of Lloyd’s Register Marine and Offshore covering the discussion on Novel Ship Designs, Cynthia Hudson, CEO of HudsonAnalytix, covering the discussion on Cyber Security and George Ward, Project Support Manager of ECDIS Ltd, covering the discussion on Digitalisation.
On novel ship design, it was mentioned that newly designed ships have additional and novel equipment on board that make ships more efficient. This equipment will lead to decreased air emissions from such new ships. The role of the shipowners during the design stage and of the classification societies during the building stage of new ships was referred to.
With regard to digitalisation, it was emphasised that it is coming to the shipping industry fast thus, the industry needs to be ready to embrace its benefits and prepare for the threats