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Ship Operations made Smarter


Seminar and Networking Session for the Maritime Sector

–how can proven technology help ship owners and ship managers improve profitability and reduce risks?-

Organised by
Trade & Technology Office, Royal Norwegian Embassy,
DNV Software, Dualog, Navtor, Palantir and Seagull

In co-operation with
Japan Shipowners Association (JSA)
Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA)
Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NCCJ) 


Where:           The Arctic Hall, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo [map]
April 11 , 2014. 09:15 – 13:30 including lunch.

Seminar registration: Registrations are required as seats are limited and by invitation only.

Working to have profitable and effective operations of ships, ship owners and ship managers are experiencing a need to continuously improve their operations.

From one side they are facing an increased need for documentation and compliance with various rules, guidelines and regulations as international shipping becomes more regulated. Lack of compliance can often result in abruption of service, extraordinary costs and loss of income. As a result, many shipowners and ship managers experience that shipping is becoming more bureaucratic, involving much more paperwork than before.

From the other side, high fuel costs and global competition puts margins under pressure. Ship owners and ship managers constantly need to find new ways to operate ships more effectively and save cost. Often this results in a negative cycle as costs reductions often result in higher risk for not being able to operate the ships as planned.

How can ship owners and ship manages break this vicious cycle? An important part of the answer is to look at new technology. This seminar will introduce proven technology by leading Norwegian maritime technology and service providers. A small investment in new technology can result in cost-savings over time and much more stable and income-earning operations of the ship.

Who will benefit from attending this seminar: Ship owners, managers and operators

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Moderator: Svend Haakon Kristensen, Regional Director Korea & Japan, Innovation Norway. Trade & Technology Office, Royal Norwegian Embassy

08:45 Doors open / Registration
09:15 Welcome remarks by Ambassador Arne Walther
09:20 Opening Speech by Deputy Minister of Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fishery.


Section 1: Ship-owners perspectives, current situation for ship operations.

09:35 Japanese Shipping Policy Issues Mr. Osamu Suzuki, Vice President, Japan Ship Owners Association
09:50 Global maritime opportunities  Mr. Harald Solberg, Director, Norwegian Ship Owners Association

Section 2: Introduction to solutions for smarter ship operations

10:10  Effective maritime education & training as tool for improved ship operations  Mr. Oscar Johansen, Chairman, Seagull AS (Seagull is an international provider of training systems for the shipping industry, used on more than 8600 vessels)
10:35 Master’s digital assistant, system for document handling, ship reporting and performance as tool for improved ships operations  Mr. Johann Yoon,  Regional Manager, DNV GL Software in Japan and Korea.(DNV Software is a leading provider of software for managing risk)
11:00 Vessel IT systems as tool for improved ships operations Mr. Thomas Busk Jacobsen, Managing Director, Palantir Pan-Asia Pte. Ltd. (Palantir is an international provider of systems to standardize, simplify and automate vessel IT management)
11:25 Experiences when introducing Internet onboard ships Mr. Morten Lind-Olsen, CEO, Dualog  (Dualog provides complete of ship-shore data communications software and services)
11:50 How state-of-the-art e-navigation can lead to more profitable ship management Mr. Tor A. Svanes. CEO & Managing Director Navtor AS (Navtor makes e-Navigation easy by providing the international mariner with state of the art ENC services, nautical e-publications, weather, route and passage planning)
12:15 Questions and Answers
12:25 Concluding remarks


After seminar, all seminar participants are invited to a Norwegian Style Networking Lunch Buffet.         

Seminar registration: Registrations are required as seats are limited and by invitation only.

Seagull is an international provider of training systems to the shipping industry. The company is headquartered in Norway, but has more than 50% of its employees in offices in Singapore, Japan, Poland, Germany, UK, Greece and Cyprus.Seagull is a leading provider of computer based training systems designed for use onboard as well as ashore. The training systems are in use on more than 8600 vessels managed by shipping companies in all the major maritime nations.The training systems are designed to help ship operators comply with legislation and industry standards for training and assessment of seafarers.
Palantir AS is a Norwegian registered ISO 9001 Certified IT & communication company. Headquarters are located in Norway with a growing branch office in Singapore.Through our KeepUp@Sea solution we standardize, simplify and automate vessel IT-management. Our solutions and services are in daily use by thousands of seafarers on vessels operating all over the globe. In close cooperation with our customers we deliver the total platform with customization, IT equipment and logistics, installation onboard and operation. Palantir assist in dramatically improving stability of vessel IT operations. As a result, support- and IT related vessel attendance costs are reduced to a minimum.
DNV Software is a leading provider of software for managing risk in the energy, process and maritime industries – offering solutions for design, engineering, strength assessment, risk and reliability, QHSE and asset integrity management. DNV Software is part of DNV and almost 300 DNV offices in 100 countries enable us to be close to our customers and share best practices and quality standards throughout the world.DNV Navigator is part of the DNV Software portfolio. The product focus on safe and efficient document handling, ship reporting and performance monitoring. DNV Navigator meets all regulatory and statutory requirements and ensures compliant ship operations. DNV Navigator is installed on more than 2400 vessels
Established 1994, Dualog is one of the world’s leading independent communication providers to commercial shipping. Dualog´s solution is installed on more than 2100 ships in worldwide tradesDualog provides complete ship-shore data communications software and services that brings services like e-mail, crew welfare services, data synchronisation, remote access, data reporting, web acceleration, security and cost control to the customers’ ships. Dualog is recognised for helping customers with streamlined operations, reduced cost and optimised use of available bandwidth – regardless of communication system.
With its head office in Egersund, NAVTOR has a team of personnel with extensive experience in the development, marketing, sales and support of official electronic charts and navigational information services for the professional maritime market.NAVTOR has a subsidiary in St. Petersburg manned by experienced technical experts specialized in the field of ECDIS kernels and maritime software development.Due to close cooperation with major ECDIS manufacturers and navigation data providers NAVTOR is offering the complete e-Navigation solution for shipowners, vessel managers and the professional maritime industry.


We have reached maximum capacity.  Registration is now closed. Thank you!

Posted: February 26, 2014 at 14:58