VPO Forum Copenhagen - 31 October 2018

2018 Sponsors

Headline sponsor

The Vessel Technology Advice & Support project has been commissioned and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and will be delivered by a partnership of BMT and Black & Veatch. The primary objective is to assist the Commercial Shipping Industry to understand and confidently quantify the benefits of investing in fuel efficient technologies for existing and future vessels, thus accelerating the deployment of viable fuel efficient technologies.

Platinum sponsor

Fujitsu is a global technology leader offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services enabling our customers achieving sustainable competitive advantages through digital innovation and business transformation. Leveraging the advantages of being the fifth largest global IT Services provider and a world leader in technology research and development enables Fujitsu to drive digital development and innovation co-creation with our customers.

Gold sponsor

 COACH Solutions provides advanced Vessel and Fleet Management Performance solutions.

COACH Solutions have combined Vessel Performance, Voyage Optimization and Noon Reporting to offer a centralized fleet-management tool that bridges the reporting gap between ship and shore.

Having delivered Vessel Performance solutions since 2011, COACH Solutions today offers one of the most advanced systems in the market.

Gold sponsor

 Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network. With a rich heritage spanning more than 35 years, Inmarsat enables the maritime industry to stay connected with its highly-reliable broadband satellite network and its range of leading voice and data services. Driving innovation in communications, Inmarsat is continually investing in new technology to shape the future of the connected ship and build maritime communities. When it matters most, thousands of vessels depend on Inmarsat to enhance operational efficiency, promote crew welfare and maximise safety at sea.

Silver & Morning Coffee sponsor

MacGregor shapes the offshore and marine industries by offering world-leading engineering solutions and services with a strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands. Shipbuilders, owners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor. MacGregor solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, vessel operations, offshore loads, crude/LNG transfer and offshore mooring are all designed to perform with the sea.

Silver sponsor

METIS Cyberspace Technology is specialized in the fields of Electronics Engineering, IoT, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence, adapted to the specific requirements of Global Maritime. METIS brings to the maritime market the ultimate ship performance management solution for Wireless Data Acquisition and real-time Diagnosis and Prediction of fleet performance.

METIS incorporates fully automated, accurate and reliable Data Acquisition combined with Cyber cloud-based Agents analyzing operational or engineering processes and providing useful feedback in the form of analysis conclusions and events detection.

METIS Agents are highly experienced Virtual Personal Assistants, work restlessly 365/24/7 and inform automatically the appropriate employee in the most proper way.

On top of those, METIS strongly improves Collaboration of onshore and onboard workforce. The unique and revolutionary METIS’ Human-like interface makes it easy to use even from Day 1, for the entire fleet of any Shipping company.

Silver sponsor

 VAF Instruments is the most preferred supplier of the top 100 shipyards and market leader in maritime measurement systems. Since 1938, VAF Instruments has gained a worldwide reputation as a specialist in developing and manufacturing measurement and control systems for the maritime and process industry. With more than 70 agents around the globe, VAF Instruments has a worldwide network.  Our mission is to develop innovative and accurate measurement systems to maximize efficiency, improve operational excellence and reduce the environmental impact of these operations.

Innovations such asIVY®, VAF Instruments' software solution for Propulsion Performance Management, will provide you the fleet at your fingertips. From ship to shore, IVY® enriches big data, for powerful analysis, fleet and ship performance visualisation and insight into the relevant data and KPIs. All this information is displayed on an easily-accessible dashboard either on an office desktop, mobile laptop, tablet or any other device. IVY® can be combined with various sensors on board, including TT-Sense® for thrust and torquemeasurement, ViscoSense®3D for viscosity, density and mass flow measurement and the highly accurate PT2 Flowmeters. VAF Instruments' Propulsion Performance Management system IVY®, brings Big Data back to the essence.

Bronze Sponsor

I-Tech AB is the Swedish bio-tech company behind the antifouling technology Selektope®. Supplied to marine coatings manufacturers as an alternative active agent, Selektope®  specifically targets barnacles preventing them from attaching to the ship hull using a unique, non-lethal bio-repellent mode of action.

Selektope® takes a significant role in vessel performance optimization by delivering superior hard fouling prevention at ultra-low concentrations, therefore reducing bunker fuel consumption, subsequent gaseous emissions caused by increased resistance on the hull caused by biofouling.

Bronze Sponsor

JFM is part of James Fisher and Sons plc, a leading provider of specialist services to the marine, oil and gas and other high assurance industries worldwide. We are proud of our history as ship-owners and operators; we operate a fleet of tankers and use both the ships and their experienced crew to develop our range of products.   We use our extensive experience and knowledge to implement systems and processes that maximise the use of technology to solve problems for the marine sector for the military to cruise fleets.   Whether your project is large or small, you can rely on James Fisher Mimic to help reach your maintenance decisions and improve performance of your assets whilst minimising your cost of maintenance.   Our expertise is focused on providing condition monitoring software so that companies’ maintenance decisions are driven by the condition and performance of your assets rather than on recommended time basis, reducing the need for unnecessary maintenance.

Bronze Sponsors

KNL Networks connects the maritime industry to the sea of opportunities IoT offers by providing simple, reliable and affordable connectivity through a dedicated network with military-grade security. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland with commercial HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark and sales representation in Helsinki, UK and Norway we’ve set out on a mission to revolutionize what global IoT connectivity means for the maritime industry. Our dedicated connectivity means your connection cannot be used for other communication purposes like GMDSS or crew welfare. Data leaves the KNL radio through our VPN, encrypting all data. Each KNL system is part of a worldwide network of KNL radios, which act as terminals or base stations, depending on their status or location. At sea, or in remote areas, a KNL radio uses the high-frequency band to connect automatically to another KNL radio that has a cellular connection. Nearshore or in port, KNL radios automatically connect directly to cellular. The KNL Global mesh network allows for multiple parties to securely access their equipment onboard a vessel



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