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Marine Communications Edition
DIGITALIZATION & COMMUNICATION
With digitalization technologies sweeping through maritime, Henrik Segercrantz,
Maritime Reporter’s correspondent in Helsinki, explores latest developments in the quest to harness the power of 'big data.'
HENRIK SEGERCRANTZ fuel consumption and waiting times at ports and other ternational (MSI) had been ? nalized comprising SAM
Wärtsilä's Smart Marine Ecosystem
Wärtsilä continues to build its leadership resume in high-traf? c areas through data integration, greater con- Electronics, Valmarine, Lyngsø Marine, Dynamic Posi- marine and energy markets, boasting net sales of $5.7 nectivity and cloud-based technology. In March this tioning & Control Systems, Jovyatlas Euroatlas, ELAC billion last year, supported by 18,000 employees with year it announced its acquisition of Transas for 210 Nautik, FUNA, GA International and APSS. operations in more than 80 countries. Increasingly million Euro, a global company offering marine navi- Since November 2015, Jaakko Eskola has been in
Wärtsilä is using ‘smart’ technologies in its growing gation solutions that include complete bridge systems, charge of Wärtsilä Corporation as President and CEO. digital products and electronic charts. “We can now On Maritime Reporter & Engineering News' visit to scope of products for the maritime industry, from en- gines, onboard systems and machinery to control and connect Wärtsilä’s product portfolio, the biggest in the Turku, Finland, in May, Jörgen Strandberg, General marine industry, with Ship Traf? c Control, Simulators, Manager of ANC Advanced Technology Electrical & navigation systems.
The group is promoting its Smart Marine Ecosystem, Navigation solutions and ? eet operation solutions from Automation at Wärtsilä SAM Electronics talked about a vision where smart vessels connect with smart ports Transas. The combined package will further improve the Smart Marine process of Wärtsilä, pointing out the the way a vessel can sail in the most cost ef? cient and many current ways of shipping operation not today and beyond to maximize the use of resources and oper- ational ef? ciency, minimize environmental impact and environmental friendly way for our customers,” said optimized for ef? ciency. “While accounting knows
Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, about every dollar and cents across the company no- risk, and achieving highest levels of safety and secu- when announcing the deal. Earlier, in 2015, the acqui- body knows the true operational sweet spots or assets rity. Wärtsilä aims to resolve inef? ciencies in the ship- ping sector resulting from overcapacity, sub-optimal sition of the Germany based L-3 Marine Systems In- health across the ? eet,” he said. He said that a daily 32 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • JULY 2018
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