In September 2015, Frank Coles joined the maritime technology company Transas as its new CEO. Frank Coles started his career almost 40 years ago when he first went to sea as a merchant navy deck officer. After 12 years of sailing throughout the world, he left the sea and gained an LLM in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs and practiced maritine law for 5 years. In more recent years, his roles at Globe Wireless and Inmarsat have seen him at the forefront of the technology revolution in maritime bringing the industry’s connectivity capability to where it is today.
HOW DO YOU SEE THE FUTURE OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY?
With low rates and every increasing regulations and requirements, the challenge is how to run a safe efficient operation that is profitable. Imagine a world where the paperwork is done ashore, where the master and chief discuss in a team environment with the shore the operational decisions based on shared data. Where those ashore are rotated from the ship and so there is mutual respect?
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