The implementation of e-navigation – the user-friendly collection, harmonization and display of essential maritime information – will contribute to enhanced maritime safety and security and support efficient shipping while protecting the marine environment.
The inception of e-Navigation concept took place way back in the year 2006, when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to include a well-defined strategy to integrate new and existing navigational tools for enhancing handling and safety of ships at the sea.
The conference ’e-Navigation Underway’ was held for the 8th time. 150 participants from 5 continents joined the hosts on a conference cruise departing from Denmark earlier this week.
The SESAME Straits project utilizes e-Navigation concepts to reduce maritime traffic congestion and hot spots, as well as improve traffic safety and efficiency.
A standardised guideline potentially covering all technical e-Navigation services has been agreed in an international committee under IALA.
The two industry-leading companies will work together in research and development, product distribution and project collaboration.
The conference ‘e-Navigation Underway’ has helped place e-Navigation and digitalisation of shipping on the international agenda.