"Survival of the fittest" - that is still an ongoing strategy in an industry which is characterized by keen global competition! The key elements to survive is designing, building and operating ships efficiently.
"Waste not, want not" - even with today's moderate fuel prices, there is no reason for the industry to waste resources. That is why The German Society for Maritime Technology, STG has launched this 5th international conference to look for answers to questions concerning improvements of the efficiency of shipping operations and thereby increasing a ship's profitability, considering environmental as well as legislative aspects.
As the previous conferences, the 5th Ship Efficiency Conference will be held at the end of September in Hamburg, alternating with the world's largest shipping exhibition SMM.
This year the conference program will focus on ship efficiency from an interdisciplinary perspective in the following fields:
- Efficient ship management including crew and training aspects
- Energy saving provisions for particular ship types as container vessels, bulkcarrier, tankers, ferries and multi purpose vessels.
- Expectations on ship efficiency regarding chartered vessels
Since the conference takes a holistic approach to the entire ship system, it will be of interest to a wide range of experts from the entire maritime community:
- Ship owners/operators
- Ship builders/yards
- Ship Model basins
- Classification Societies
- Financial analysts
Fred Deichmann (Executive Secretary of The German Society for Maritime Technology) and Henrik Breddam (speaker of the fourth Conference)