In recent months the maritime media have widely discussed the ways of attracting young people to seafaring. It is apparent that Denmark's largest export business is dependent on remaining an attractive profession for young people. When we with SEAHEALTH started planning the program for this year's MSSM conference early in 2017, with the headline: "Performing in a rapidly changing world", we were also convinced that one of the main issues we should focus on attracting and retaining young people - millennials - in our profession
The EfficienSea 2 project is dragging no anchors and the activity level is sky high in the goal of moving the maritime world into the digital age. The solutions are many and the news and publications even more. The project is constantly moving and on their website, you will get updated on everything that moves in the project. Read more
This month's 'Seafarer story' is a little out of the ordinary. Though we are in the year 2017 heads are still turned when a solemnly female-crewed ship cast away for five days at sea. Captain of the ship, Lise Mortensen, put together her crew consisting of eight women who with great spirit and enthusiasm boarded the ship Palnatoke and participated in the sailing competition: 'Fyn Rundt' - a competition for old sailing ships who are worth preserving.
"There have been many reactions to the crew of the ship and most of them were positive, though the best was my girlfriend's husband who, in full earnestness asked if that was even legal?" says Lise Mortensen.
Go LNG took part in HELCOM MARITIME Green Technology and Alternative Fuels for Shipping (GREEN TEAM) – meeting and the Donsö Shipping Meet 2017. This was the 5th and so far largest event, with some 260 exhibitors and 1,800 people for dinner. For more about the event Donsö: On this tiny island located one hour by ferry from Gothenburg some 11 ship owners are gathered – many of their ships using LNG.
Companies around the world are already using technologies developed in the EfficienSea2 project. Among them is Danelec A/S who is a leading manufacturer of Voyage Data Recorders, Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems and ship-2-shore data solutions, located in Denmark, Singapore and China. We have asked them about their experiences when using products from the E2 project.
We have heard it before and we will probably hear it again in the future: The maritime industry lack innovation. Same old, same old - but the fact is that we do see innovative solutions in many areas of the industry - one of which is within communication. Today, information exchange between ships and...
In May, the EnviSuM project made a study visit to Gothenburg, Sweden to have a closer look into the environmental impacts on the SECA.
A film crew joined us on the trip and we now give you a closer look into what the EnviSuM project is about, what's moving right now and what's the aim of the project - all based on the trip to Gothenburg.
MSSM 2017 is just around the corner and we are putting the conference in the spotlight in our August newsletter. The programme is booming with exciting content! The past nine weeks MSSM has counted down with a weekly insight into each of our nine sessions. For your benefit, we have summed it all down. Keep reading and get the full overview of what you can look forward to.
The World Maritime Technology Congress is an international association of national societies of naval architects and marine engineers. The association is the body behind the World Maritime Technology Conference. In one of the two internationally renowned conferences with maritime technology globally.
Are you also tired of boring and endless PowerPoint presentations with no audience interaction? So were MDC and it showed up that 40 of our members felt the same. We heard that Chris Rycroft, a specialist presentation coach, knew what to do. With many exercises we all got hands-on experience using some serious and unusual tricks on how to present with impact.
With an amount of 25 million DKK, the Danish Maritime Fund backs up the government's efforts to strengthen the Blue Denmark. After the Growth Team in April 2017 announced their 52 recommendations to the Government, the Danish Maritime Fund's Board has discussed how to support selected initiatives from these recommendations.
Rainmaking Innovation held the first Maritime & Transport Hackathon over this weekend. A total of 12 teams where cracking on real challenges presented by the sponsors: INTTRA, NORDEN and DFDS. After 48 hours on pizza, Redbull & coffee the teams presented their solutions for the jury Sunday afternoon.
All kinds of gadgets and the newest technology were presented and experienced at the ”Sci-fi Gadgets” event at Aalborg University, Campus Copenhagen on the 12th of June. Inspiring speakers and presenters brought insight and perspectives to the research and trends within the maritime field and it was possible to hear all about the opportunities of digitalization.
‘Go LNG Denmark’ is a network established to connect and promote sustainable growth in Danish companies offering and using LNG services, knowledge and technologies. Together we will work to strengthen the development of LNG business opportunities in Denmark, in the Baltic Sea Region and at other international markets. At the MDC, we are delighted to welcome leading, Danish LNG stakeholders to the Steering Committee and together we are looking forward to create future LNG events and business opportunities for all of our members.