"There is tension of being in the middle between two worlds, the ship and the port. But I actually like tension - great ideas and compromises come from it."
Carnival is the largest cruise company in the world. Safety is the highest priority for Carnival. In three Fleet Operation Centres (FOC) all ships are supported 24/7. Through satellite connections the ships send updates every few seconds, so the information is near real-time. A cloud-based platform, Neptune, has been created for the FOC and the ships. When you see how it operates, it is rather a whole ecosystem than a platform.
Introducing Sea Traffic Management services in search and rescue (SAR) operations will greatly improve Maritime Rescue Coordination Center’s (MRCC) overview and provides the possibility to direct and monitor SAR-units in search and rescue operations. Now STM recruits mariners to participate in SAR scenarios in the European Maritime Simulator network (EMSN) October 23-26. Learn more and apply.
Thirty people from major European ports, terminal operators, shipping companies and system providers gather in Hamburg to discuss how Sea Traffic Management (STM) information should be used to make the maritime logistics chain more efficient.
Representatives from major shipping lines, ports, e-navigation initiatives and solution providers met in Rotterdam May 24. The common views and alignment of Smart Navigation (Korea), Sesame 2 (Singapore/ Norway) and Sea Traffic Management (EU) as well as the support from the International Task Force for Port Call Optimisation means that suppliers can invest knowing that the solutions will work across the world.
Five leading e-navigation countries decided to continue and strengthen cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on e-Navigation test beds. Australia (AMSA), China (MSA), Denmark (DMA), South Korea (MOF) and Sweden (SMA) will work together on standards and solutions. The agreement means that the countries will test each other’s solutions and provide international feedback, making sure that the solutions suit the global shipping industry.