Traxens has announced that it has joined the Smart Maritime Council, an initiative set up by the Smart Maritime Network (SMN).
The initiative is set to support collaboration and standardization in development of IT systems for shipping sector.
Dr Hanane Becha, Traxens Innovation and Standards senior manager, has been appointed as Traxens’ representative on the Council.
Traxens is a company providing high-value data and services for the supply chain industry.
The Smart Maritime Council is a diverse industry membership group that includes maritime technology developers, systems integrators and other key stakeholders. It holds a series of meetings throughout the year to discuss areas of mutually beneficial collaboration on issues relating to the compatibility, standardization and harmonization of the technology used in the modern shipping industry.
“We are happy to welcome Traxens as a member, as our goal is to drive improved collaboration in the best interests of the maritime industry,” said Rob O’Dwyer, chief network officer of the SMN.
“We are always looking to build stronger relationships between stakeholders in the shipping and logistics sectors, share our collective knowledge and discuss ways of shaping a better future for the maritime industry.”
By joining the Council, Traxens will build on its technological advances in supply chain management and work collaboratively with other members to improve integration, data sharing and business opportunities within the maritime industry.
Vessel operators are also represented within the membership, providing the end-user’s perspective on maritime technology development and helping guide the Council’s discussions by making sure that shipping companies’ real-world operational requirements play a central role in future IT developments.
“Traxens is pleased to announce that it is now part of the Smart Maritime Council. We strive to change the narrative around interoperability, standardisation and harmonisation in the maritime industry,” said Dr Becha. “We look forward to collaborating with other members, working towards a bright future for the supply chain industry.”
The SMN provides a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing amongst stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors.
It informs and educates the industry on technological developments and innovations, at the same time providing wider opportunities for relationship building and knowledge sharing. The conclusions from Council meetings are usually shared with the wider maritime industry through a series of regional conferences held throughout the year.