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DNV GL - Maritime Innovation Day

27th October 2015, Hamburg (Germany)

The DNV GL - Maritime Innovation Day 2015 looked at how digital innovation could shape the future of the maritime industry. The topics discussed included increasing the speed of product development, lowering fuel costs with ship performance management and lowering maintenance costs with advanced asset integrity management.

It was a great opportunity to check out the latest developments and see how improving ship operations, management systems and product development can yield positive results within a short period of time.

DNV GL not only presented the results of its own technology developments, but also invited experts from the maritime industry to share their ideas and discuss how digital innovation could help you advance your business. To ensure that all relevant questions were addressed, presentations were followed by Q&A sessions and a panel discussions with the audience.

Speakers and presentations


Knut Orbeck Nilssen

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen - CEO, DNV GL - Maritime

Shipping is moving towards digitalization. Data generation from sensors, connectivity and storage of large volumes of data will increase alongside greater automation. Over the next ten years this will become the norm for newbuildings and gradually for vessels in operation. As one of the most innovative classification societies, DNV GL will increase our development of digital and data-smart solutions to offer better and faster services to our customers.

Lasse Kristoffersen
The challenges and opportunities of a digital transformation of shipping

Lasse Kristoffersen - CEO, Klaveness

The world is being digitized, i.e. everything that can be automated and digitized will be exactly that. The steady advance of information and communication technology, and the ever increasing amounts of data will continue to drive unprecedented changes. In general one can claim that shipping has only started to see the changes and opportunities this entail. Looking at how other industries have been re-shaped, shipping is up for change. Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Norwegian ship owner Torvald Klaveness, will discuss how these forces will drive change in operations, decision making and business models in the shipping industry.

Download presentation: "The digital opportunity" (PDF, 2MB)

Sauli Elorante
Faster product development and more attractive products

Sauli Eloranta - SVP, Technology Management and Innovation, Rolls-Royce Marine

Digitalisation is a disruptive change that can fundamentally impact the industry, especially maritime business. Greater access to better data can help companies to create new business models and improve their service offerings. Sauli Eloranta will share Rolls-Royce’s experience of how the company has shifted its focus from products to technologies and intellectual property rights protection and what it takes to create simple, smart, value adding solutions for customers.

Download presentation: "Ship intelligence" (PDF, 3.5MB)

Nikolas Kakalis
Faster product development and more attractive products

Nikolaos M. Kakalis - Manager Maritime Research and Development Greece, DNV GL

DNV GL has developed innovative modelling and simulation approaches for the analysis and optimisation of integrated, complex machinery systems with respect to energy efficiency, safety, and costs. Nikolaos Kakalis will present examples from practical applications in design of new vessel concepts and ships in operation to highlight how such technologies are and will be supporting shipping in a life-cycle perspective.

Download presentation: "COSSMOS and the digital twin" (PDF, 1.6MB)

Jörn Springer
Ship and fleet performance, transport chain efficiency

Jörn Springer - Senior Director Fleet Support Center, Hapag-Lloyd AG

From Data to Action: Hapag-Lloyd’s Fleet Support Center centrally coordinates and methodically optimises the operation of more than 180 of the company’s own and chartered ships, in order to further reduce bunker consumption and increase productivity. The main goal is to exploit additional potentials for reducing costs through transparency and interchange between all departments involved, including the different ship managements – with the Fleet Support Center as ‘consultant’ and intermediary, as well as a hub for all information flows. Jörn Springer will share his insights on the experiences made establishing the Fleet Support Center and challenges to overcome in order to save fuel in liner shipping.

Download presentation: "Fleet Support Centre: From data to action" (PDF, 2.1MB)

Thilo Dückert
Ship and fleet performance, transport chain efficiency

Thilo Dückert- Manager Fleet Performance Management, DNV GL Maritime

Shipping has done a lot to save energy in the past few years and market leaders have implemented many technical measures to make their operations more cost effective. So what’s next? We consider fleet performance management to be the next wave in energy management in shipping. Thilo Dückert will give you an overview of how the DNV GL ECO Insight solution has helped customers improve their fleet’s overall performance and achieve fuel savings of up to 25 per cent. He will also give an update on the latest features that are currently being added to ECO Insight and how they can help you improve your business.

Download presentation: "Fleet performance management: Status and outlook" (PDF, 0.5MB)

Christian Cabos
Asset integrity management

Christian Cabos - Head of Department Information Management Technologies, DNV GL - Maritime

Pro-active management of hull integrity reduces risk of unforeseen repair and downtime and improves the vessel’s positioning with cargo owners. Some of DNV GL’s current focus areas include: guiding onboard staff, easier reporting and interlinking with class systems. Christian Cabos will give an overview of the latest trends and explain how digitization in hull integrity management can increase safety and help reduce maintenance costs.

Download presentation: "Hull integrity management" (PDF, 7.8MB)

Innovation Day 2015