Where you could find the biggest concentration of the new technologies and leading companies in maritime industry last week? The only answer is SMM Hamburg! It seems to be one of the world’s biggest events by number of exhibitors, stands and visitors! The biggest attention was paid to eco-technologies in shipping (like low-sulphur, ballast water treatment and other), digital technologies and unmanned ships, computer navigation and engine control and many other aspects of the shipping industry.
Of course, Whale Software was represented in Hamburg, achieving high remarks from Colleagues. Many important contacts were established in the TradeWinds Shipping Conference.
This Conference demonstrated very high level, as usual, special attention of the attendees was drawn to the words of the IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, which concentrated on implementing of ecological requirements, like Sulphur content in marine fuel and extremely necessary for this purpose collaboration between all stakeholders (and IMO Member States, of course). One of the effective ways of implementation – combination of technologies, as he said.
It seems we can expect a real breakthrough in the maritime industry technologies in the nearest future. Whale Software team is ready for it, developing future right now.