During Europort 2019, top professionals and experts in their field will share their knowledge and experiences with you. The Europort Masterclass target 4 specific maritime sectors and offer an efficient and inspiring way to get the latest insights into smart technology and business, as top professionals and experts in their fields will share their knowledge and experiences.
Today, governments around the world invest increasingly in their naval forces. From surface ships and submarines to smaller drone ships; new solutions that smarten maintenance or increase the safety of personnel. Throughout history, governmental organisations and dedicated defence corporations have been the driving force behind important breakthroughs. Innovations that crossed the boundaries of the naval sector and proved tremendous value for commercial shipping. How about the future?
Wednesday 6 November, 10:00 – 13:30
Maritime solutions for offshore renewable energy
Apart from offshore wind, other sources of renewable energy can be generated offshore. According to the Blue Growth strategy of the European Commission, estimates show that ocean energy, such as wave and tidal energy, could meet up to 10% of the EU’s electricity demand by 2050. In order to generate both wind- and ocean energy in a cost-efficient manner, innovation in ship concepts, design and operations are key.
Thursday 7 November, 10:00 – 13:30
Optimizing efficiency of short sea operations
Dry cargo, tankers, container ships and RO-RO vessels. The European short sea fleet consists of around 4.800 ships essential for the transport of freight within Europe. In order to comply with regulations and to stay competitive in the future, optimization is vital. Innovations that reduce costs and optimize the capacity of vessels. Digitalization opens a world of new opportunities in doing just that.
Passenger comfort and safety, fuel efficiency and sustainability are top of mind in the cruise and ferry market. For operators, energy efficiency is vital to their business. Not only from a cost perspective but also to meet the highest service levels for their guests. And to do so without harming the lifeline of their business: the ocean and river environment.
Get the most out of your Europort experience
If you’re already attending Europort, why not boost your knowledge and join a Europort Masterclass? Registering for the Masterclasses is part of the Europort 2019 registration procedure. This enables you to register directly online at the same time as registering for Europort 2019.