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TRELLEBORG ATTENDS 2017 CMPA CONGRESS

By Tommy Mikkelsen, Managing Director of Trelleborg Marine Systems Denmark

Trelleborg has long been discussing the need for our conservative sector to embrace innovative, new technologies – and benefit from the positive change of doing so. In that spirit, we recently attended the 5th triennial Canadian Marine Pilots Association (CMPA) Congress in Montreal, Canada.

Innovation is often great – but there’s a common misconception that innovation is always great. At the Congress, I was delighted to be invited to speak, and I took the opportunity to discuss the importance of ensuring innovation is driven by the needs of those who will consume it, rather than being innovation for innovation’s sake. Often, being so keen to capitalize on the opportunity to engage with customers, or collect data on their behaviour, means that the primary objective of providing value is ignored.

Innovation at Trelleborg is always centred on the needs of our customers. We’re in constant dialogue with port owners, operators and consultants to ensure we’re in a position to pre-empt and meet new demands as they evolve.

Helping customers achieve a new level of performance, we’re aiming to meet the industry’s growing challenges of operational efficiency, sustainability improvement, greater control and financial returns.

Let us know what your challenges are in the comments section or by tweeting @marineinsights

 

TRELLEBORG FOCUSES ON OPTIMIZING PILOTING AND NAVIGATION IN US WORKSHOP

By Tommy Mikkelsen, Managing Director of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation in Denmark

Piloting requires the safest, most efficient and reliable technology. It demands exceptional performance, ease of operation and high position accuracy to facilitate optimum approach, berthing and departure. With that in mind, we hosted a technical seminar and workshop designed to help marine pilots keep up-to-date with Smart technology to ensure the efficiency and safety of navigation and piloting operations. The seminar and workshop was held 4 – 5 May at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, U.S.

The event saw myself discuss Trelleborg SmartPort, a technology platform that connects disparate port operations, providing holistic, real-time oversight which allows users to analyse the performance of assets and identify areas for optimization.

In addition, the President of the American Pilot Association, Captain Jorge Viso, also had his say on the evolution of piloting technology. Representatives from both the Association of Maryland Pilots and San Francisco Bar Pilots (SFBP) were also on hand to discuss Trelleborg SafePilot which uses state-of-the-art software and smart technology to help pilots and ports optimize safety and efficiency in their day-to-day operations.

SafePilot offers the latest in navigation & piloting and port systems. Developed in conjunction with working marine pilots from across the world, SafePilot offers the most up-to-date user-friendly PPU (Portable Pilot Unit) software available. Using touch screen technology to make it easy to operate, this intuitive PPU software consists of separate modules to meet different maritime operational needs, from docking and river through to lock.