Smart Shipping Challenge 2017 SMASH! – Presented by Laurens Schrijnen, Rijkswaterstaat

Smart Shipping Challenge 2017 SMASH! – Presented by Laurens Schrijnen, Rijkswaterstaat at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The Netherlands is the most important country of Europe in terms of transport. Half of the European fleet is sailing under the Dutch flag. We are at the beginning of a new phase in inland navigation. Knowledge and skills will be and will stay crucial; technology will be more and more important. Think at remote controlled vessels, smart share of information, optimization of maintenance or even autonomous sailing. This gives opportunities to address and challenge issues as sustainability, safety and efficiency. All this we want to address in a demonstration; the Smart shipping Challenge 2017 SMASH! on November 30th 2017. Use the knowledge and experience of existing initiatives, technologies, knowledge institutes and commercial organisations to learn from each other and take advantage of working together at smart shipping. SMASH! supports innovation and competitiveness of the Netherlands in the sector of inland navigation (ship-owners, shipbuilders, charterers, researchers etc.) https://smartshippingchallenge.nl/ 

About Laurens Schrijnen
For more than 20 years working for the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and Rijkswaterstaat as a manager and advisor. In different positions working in the area of smart mobility (cars and ships) and innovation.

About Rijkswaterstaat 
Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. We manage and develop the main road network, the main waterway network and the main water systems and endeavour to create a sustainable living environment.  Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands.

About Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference

Sea freight volumes continue to increase and shipping industry is challenged with finding new ways to offer competitive and sustainable services. Still in its infancy, research and development projects into unmanned maritime cargo initiatives are aiming to bring about massive disruptions in the global transportation world throughout the complete logistics value chain.

Focus topics: Remote control technology; Security; Legal and liability implications;Autonomous operation architecture (5G / satellite);Human factors;New value chains / business models and more…..

The Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (Jun 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:Cargo Innovation ConferenceUnmanned Cargo Ship ConferenceUnmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle ConferenceUnmanned Cargo Aircraft ConferenceSmart Logistics Expo

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