“INTO THE FUTURE – SAFE, SECURE & SUSTAINABLE”
The successful series of MARISSA events continues: Yesterday, June 21, 2022, the
III. International MARISSA Symposium in Bremerhaven / Germany had begun. Four FleetMon crew members are pleased to be part of the event: Carsten Hilgenfeld, Schalk Van Bosch, Darren Caldwell, and Sebastian Olias. Already on day 1, the visitors could listen to two exciting presentations by Carsten Hilgenfeld and Schalk Van Bosch.
After two very successful events in 2017 and 2019, the MARISSA Symposium had to be canceled due to corona. Instead, the symposium was hold online, and the MARISSA Days were born. With great results. Therefore, it is gratifying that this year the participants will be able to come together physically again and exchange ideas on maritime security and security applications. Panel discussions and demonstrations completed the symposium.
The heart of the event are the numerous top-class speakers and their presentations. FleetMon crew member Carsten Hilgenfeld gave a presentation right on the first day on the topic of security of logistics chains with the title: “Prediction of Workload of Sea Terminals for United Nations (UNHCR / UNICEF) | Terminal & Port Congestion”.
We at JAKOTA Cruise Systems | FleetMon support the UN project GSSD (Global Supply System Dashboard) for World Hunger Help and provide free data and knowledge. This project is an excellent example of how companies and institutes use our data to monitor logistics chains. Especially the synergyn of Estimated Laytime and Terminal Monitoring becomes visible. Partners of the project are (to name just a few): PSA (Port of Singapore Authority), IPCSA (International Port Community Systems Association), DHL, UPS (United Parcel Service of America), DCSA (Digital Container Shipping Association), Syngenta and ASYAD.
So, FleetMon’s work with microservices in the form of APIs enables it to offer individual and customized solutions and respond to customer requirements accordingly. But not only that. Our microservices are used hundreds of times and can be combined individually to get the best out of our customers’ projects.
In the afternoon, Schalk Van Bosch spoke on “Search and Rescue on South African coastal and inland waters”. He is a crew member of the NSRI in South Africa (National Sea Rescue Institute) and talked about the history of the institute, the infrastructre and the technology they use.
FleetMon supports the NSRI with hardware in the form of AIS stations for their boathouses and know-how to monitor traffic on coastal and inland waters. Heavy weather conditions characterize the areas, therefore accidents are not uncommon. With our real-time tracking software FleetMon Explorer, the team always has an eye on shipping traffic, can react quickly to accidents and save lives.
On behalf of the entire FleetMon team, we would like to thank the organizers and hosts of the III. International MARISSA Symposium. Thank you for the exciting discussions and the opportunity to exchange ideas. We are already looking forward to the next event.
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