Since fenders are designed to create a safe environment for ships, passengers and port infrastructures, safety, reliability, and durability are extremely relevant during the design life of a fender and beyond. The quality of a fender can exclusively be measured by its physical properties and its performance in its specific field of application.
Dominique Polte, President of ShibataFenderTeam Inc. and Board Member at ShibataFenderTeam AG
After World War II the rebuilding of Europe rapid progress in shipping. The industrial demands for raw materials grew and the requirements on the supply chain to be efficient and reliable grew as well. One of the obstacles to be overcome was as ancient as earth: fog.
Anders Johannesson, VTS Training, Senior Advisor, Research and Innovation, Swedish Maritime Association, Sweden; Katie Aylward, PhD student, Maritime Human Factors Unit at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Emerging trends in the global maritime transport industry are creating new risks for ports; this paper explains how mission-critical communication is helping to mitigate these risks, increase competitiveness and ensure safe, efficient and secure port operations.
Tim Clark, Director of Systems Sales, Motorola Solutions, EMEA
New vessel classes force a review of terminals. Therefore all parties have to come to an agreement on updated operational procedures, which might include defining training programs for masters, officers and pilots prior to the access of new vessels.
Jose R. Iribarren, General Manager; Ismael Verdugo, Technical Director; Luis López, Project Manager; Captain Carlos B. Cal, Nautical Advisor, Siport21