International Maritime Club Newsletter
Vancouver, B.C, August 15th, 2022 — ShipSafe Maritime Technologies Inc. a startup based in Vancouver, Canada, signed an agreement with DANAOS, a pioneer in ship management systems with over 28 years of experience and serving over 9000 vessels. The partnership will focus on developing the next generation AI/AR based remote inspection platform for the shipping industry. ShipSafe with its niche expertise in remote inspections has successfully served numerous ocean bound fleets. Both companies believe that their mutual synergy and combined resources will fast track development and further enhance current user experience.
“We saw ShipSafe as a natural partner to build next generation remote inspections platform to better
serve the shipping industry and drive much needed digital transformation” - Mr. Dimitris Theodossiou - Owner, Danaos Management Consultants S.A.
The Bandwidth Barrier: One of the greatest barriers to managing complex IT solutions onboard ships is well known, less understood, and often quoted as a reason to not increase investment. ShipSafe Maritime Technologies believes that software designed for full connectivity using fiber optic bandwidth delivery is bound to fail when installed on ships.
CEO and Founder of Vancouver based ShipSafe Suite, Sahil Andrews Chand, recognized this problem and has developed a suite of Network Operations Center (NOC) tools specifically designed to consider bandwidth limitations. Providing IT Automation for servers and shipboard networks, the software allows for monitoring and control of the onboard IT infrastructure while automating time consuming tasks. With new requirements outlined in the IMO’s 2021 Cyber Risk Management Code, compliance and future proofing becomes an issue. ShipSafe IT Suite aids with that compliance while reducing costs anywhere from 40- 60%.
Sahil believes that the collaboration with DANAOS will allow ShipSafe to quickly scale its solution and make it accessible to DANAOS nine thousand plus fleet. This will ensure that the remote inspection platform is built with real-time access and understanding of user needs and that the deployment of the software is seamless.
About ShipSafe Maritime Technologies Inc
A Canada based software development company, ShipSafe® is dedicated to developing innovative logistics solutions that increase operational efficiency, lower operating costs, and reduce overall errors in the maritime shipping industry. The ShipSafe® IT Suite and Inspections Suite platform are based on software as a service (SaaS) model to give complete control and access to relevant information by removing unwanted gaps, while maintaining data security.
ShipSafe Maritime Technologies Inc
Sahil Andrews Chand – Founder and CEO
Address: Marine Building: #1000-355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8 Pacific Building: 744 W Hastings St #420, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A5, Canada
Applications Now Being Accepted for SHIPPINGInsight’s SHARK TANK
August 15, 2022: Contestants for SHIPPINGInsight’s 2022 SHARK TANK are now being accepted for start-ups and new technologies and services to compete for the prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award as a part of SHIPPINGInsight 2022:
Contestants (“Chum”) in the SHARK TANK will face a battery of shipowners and investors who will examine their thesis, evaluate their value proposition, and decide whether to invest in their concepts ((using fictitious funds). The winner of the SHARK TANK will be the recipient of SHIPPINGInsight’s Innovation Award. There will be a total of 6 participants selected from the pool of entries. Interested participants should submit their pitch in the form of a PowerPoint (in pdf format for security) complete with project outline, prospective market, financial parameters and short-medium-long term goals. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
“Since we started SHARK TANK, we have seen new products and services take flight in the maritime space with roughly 80% receiving investment attention,” claims Carleen Lyden Walker, SHIPPINGInsight’s Chief Evolution Officer. “Most of our entrants gain the notice of shipowners and investors keen to support their evolution and growth as many of the participants find funding or sponsors for their innovations.”
The SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award is presented annually to recognize a solution provider for the successful development of an innovative initiative that advances the state of the art in meeting ship and fleet optimization goals. The 2021 Innovation Award was presented to signol which was presented due to their effective execution of a platform designed to prompt mariners to reduce emissions.
SHIPPINGInsight is proud to attract such innovative products and services to its SHARK TANK every year from all around the world and are excited to see the “Chum” of 2022.
This year’s lineup of “Sharks” includes Marina Hadjipateras of Trail Mix Ventures, Jack Noonan of Binnacle LLC, Rich Pruitt of Carnival Corporation and James Thomas of Thomas Maritime.
SHIPPINGInsight is in its 11th year of providing a platform for fleet management and solution providers to exchange views and information on strategies for the maritime industry to accelerate change in order to meet the demands of society, regulations, operational risk, crew welfare and protection of the environment. Its program addresses the complex areas of decarbonization, digitalization, disruption, defense and decisions. Technical sessions on fleet management optimization, fuel and bunkering, energy alternatives, regulatory compliance challenges, cyber security, and safety on the high seas are also a feature.
Originally established in 2012, SHIPPINGInsight has grown steadily each year. Focusing on fleet optimization and innovation, the event provides a forum for fleet managers and solution providers to exchange ideas and discuss challenges in facing the transformation of the industry. More than 750 delegates from 35 countries attended the 2021 event, including 121 shipping company executives. For more information, please visit www.shippinginsight.com.
Class Takes Pole Positions at SHIPPINGInsight 2022 Respond to Demands being Placed on Industry
August 9, 2022- MARITIME COMMONS- The world's major classification societies will be playing a prominent role in SHIPPINGInsight 2022- the Decade of Demand being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Stamford, CT. Top leadership from ABS, DNV and LR will all be on hand to share their insights on industry’s challenges—and solutions—as Platinum
Chris Wiernicki, CEO of ABS, will be kicking off the event focusing on what is Driving the Decade of Demand on October 11th with a roundtable discussion on the topic to follow, moderated by Roy Bleiberg of ABS and featuring Natasha Brown of IMO, Randy Giveans of Gaslog, environmental champions and shipowners. Keegon Plaskon of ABS will also be driving the discussion at the Regulatory Compliance Challenges Deep Dive, featuring Tom Hudson of MOL Group.
DNV’s CEO Knut Orbeck-Nilssen will open Day 2 of SHIPPINGInsight with a keynote on “Closing the Gap Between Aspiration and Reality”, which will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the “Demand for Digitalization” led by Simon Mockler of DNV and featuring Nathalie Sykora, Chief Global Operations Officer at the CSL Group and Torsten Pederson, COO of Seaspan. They will also host the Deep Dive: Energy Alternatives session moderated by Jan Hagen Andersen.
Lloyd’s Register President of the Americas, Kevin Humphries, will kick off Day 3 addressing the “Demand for Disruption” which will be followed by a roundtable addressing how maritime executives can effectively respond to this demand and optimize the opportunity for change. This will be followed by SHIPPINGInsight’s SHARK TANK showcasing new technologies for the industry.
SHIPPINGInsight 2022--Decade of Demand event will explore the demands for decarbonization, digitalization, transparency, defense, decisions and disruption in leadership roundtables. This will be augmented by Deep Dive sessions presenting details about solutions. Each evening will offer social networking including Celebrity Karaoke and Band Jam.
Registration is open and can be found at REGISTER NOW!
Originally established in 2012, SHIPPINGInsight continues year-over-year growth. Focusing on fleet optimization and innovation, the event provides a forum for shipowners and solution providers to exchange ideas and discuss challenges in facing the transformation of the industry. Since its inception, SHIPPINGInsight has been attended by over 7000 registered delegates from 42 countries, with over 850 shipowners and hundreds of speakers. At our most recent in-person conference, SHIPPINGInsight welcomed more than 280 delegates from 19 countries, including 71 shipping company executives. For more information, please visit www.shippinginsight.com.