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ECDIS Adoptions: Halfway Home “For the ? rst time, vessels without ECDIS now represent a minority of the internationally trading ? eet. This is an important moment for the shipping industry, as it signals that we are moving out of the ECDIS adoption phase and into a new era.”

Thomas Mellor, UKHO’s Head of OEM Technical Support and Digital Standards

According to UKHO ? gures, large pared to RoRos (65%) and container- cargo ship ? eet well prepared for July ships (71%). When looking at the trend 2016 ECDIS regs regionally, however, it is nearly a level

More than 50% of ships trading in- playing ? eld, with 63% of large cargo ternationally are already living with ships in Asia ECDIS ready, closely fol-

ECDIS, according to the latest ? gures lowed by 62% in Europe.

published by the United Kingdom Hy- “These ? gures show that the major- drographic Of? ce (UKHO). Of an es- ity of internationally trading ships have timated 41,500 internationally trading made the transition to digital navigation ships around the world, 24,300 or 58% and are now living with ECDIS,” said are now using an ENC (Electronic Navi- Thomas Mellor, UKHO’s Head of OEM gational Chart) service on ECDIS as a Technical Support and Digital Standards. result of the SOLAS-mandated carriage “For the ? rst time, vessels without of ECDIS, which is being introduced ECDIS now represent a minority of the on a rolling timetable for different ship internationally trading ? eet. This is an types and sizes. Moreover, when those important moment for the shipping in- that do not trade internationally are in- dustry, as it signals that we are moving cluded, 45% of all ships that are subject out of the ECDIS adoption phase and to the SOLAS regulations are ECDIS into a new era.

ready. On this basis of this trajectory for by different categories of ship types and subject to these regulations are already “It’s important to understand that EC-

ECDIS adoption, the UKHO believes sizes. For example, the percentage of ECDIS ready.

DIS compliance and effective ECDIS that the shipping industry is broadly tankers greater than 3,000 gt that are

This is signi? cantly higher than the use are not the same thing. All shipping on course to comply with the SOLAS- ECDIS ready has risen from 54% in equivalent ? gure for the tanker ? eet companies need to ensure that they have mandated timetable for ECDIS carriage April 2015 to 69% in October 2015, fol- from 12 months ago, indicating that the put in place revised bridge policies and across the global ? eet by the end of this lowing the ECDIS carriage regulations large cargo ship ? eet is relatively more procedures that re? ect the requirements decade. entering into force from July 1, 2015 advanced in terms of its preparations for of safe, effective and compliant ECDIS for tankers. The SOLAS regulations on the ECDIS deadline. While the trend is operation, that ECDIS software is up-

Tankers and Cargo Ships ECDIS carriage will be extended to all generally positive, there certainly are graded to comply with the latest IHO

The incorporation of ECDIS onboard existing cargo ships greater than 50,000 some variations by ship-type regarding ENC Standards, and that its bridge teams the world’s ? eet of ships is not speci? c gt from July 1, 2016. At present, 62% of ECDIS readiness. For example, 57% are competent and con? dent in using to size or type, as adoption is being made the 3,500 large cargo ships that will be of bulkers are living with ECDIS com-

ECDIS to its full potential.”

Hatteland’s 4K High-Resolution 55-in. Chart Table

In step with the increased level of information ? ow- uct with its core ‘console’ market in mind since the ? - ing into a ship’s bridge, so too has evolved the means nal design aims at ? tting it into a 750mm wide console, and method to display this information in an ergonomic making it the largest screen that can be integrated in this and reasonable manner. Coming in 2016 from Hatteland industry standard dimension, a dimension widely used in – a company which recently was acquired by Norautron the commercial marine segment. Hatteland contends that

Group from Herkules Capital – is a high-resolution 32 in. high resolution on a large screen provides the means to and 55 in. chart table. While the two products are clearly add more data on a single screen, aiming to bring several two different concepts, they do share a common electron- applications onto the single screen platform.

ics platform since they are both 4K high resolution dis- Conversely, the 55-in. version is a completely new con- plays. The larger 55 in. display is scheduled to be the ? rst cept Hatteland. According to the company, there is a de- one released, with a target of Q3 2016, driven by current mand to have a digital display to replace paper charts not project needs. The 32-in. version is scheduled to follow only on a console as with the existing displays, but also shortly thereafter, either in late 2016 or early 2017. Hatte- around a (Chart Table). The Hatteland 55-in. display, land has traditionally pushed the technological envelope standing on an adjustable pod stand, is truly impressive in in the maritime display sector since its inception in 1989, size, clarity and function, providing a display in the same and it is eager to communicate the new units’ capabilities size as a paper chart with the high performance 40 point in advance of its release to market, as the 4K resolution is Multitouch screen for the interaction of several people still a new concept among many system integrators. around the table.

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