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ABS Discusses Connecting the Shipping Industry to the Future at Nor-Shipping

Posted on Jun 08, 2017

ABS participated at Nor-Shipping in Oslo, Norway, May 30 – June 2. As one of the leading international maritime events it was a key week for the maritime sector to meet and discuss current and future industry trends.

ABS started the week with a press conference on “Connecting the shipping industry to the future”, briefing the press on how ABS is applying new technologies to survey, engineering and class portfolio services. From wearables and drones to mobile apps and cyber security, ABS shared insights on how it is helping clients navigate disruptive technologies and leading class into the future.

ABS presented on the future of classification through advanced inspection technologies at its stand during the week, giving  many visitors a look into the future of classification and the role that wearable’s and drones will play. 

The ABS-hosted disruptive panel on May 31 allowed a lively and informative discussion on “What issues are ripe for innovative solutions?” The session panelists discussed new technologies, new attitudes and the upheaval that will bring the old-world shipping model to a close and what sort of a model will replace it.

Jan Otto de Kat, ‎ ABS Technical Director of Energy Efficiency and Vessel Performance, and fellow panelists Colin Rawlins, V Group (Germany) M.D.; Joern Springer, Hapag Lloyd Senior Director, Fleet Support Center and Teus van Beek, Wärtsilä General Manager Market Innovation, brought an invaluable cross section on knowledge and insight to the session.