Environmental concerns and strict control of operating costs are two major factors shaping the future of the marine industry today. Ship owners and operators, without exception, are looking to optimise performance are concentrating on creating smarter, autonomous vessels. Innovative solutions such as big data and new IT integration systems are making waves and becoming more familiar with modern maritime leaders, as they are designed to provide insights on how to minimise costs and optimise operational performance
Rotterdam handles 465 million tonnes of cargo each year, employs around 90,000 people and utilises almost 150,00 various types of vessel in the marine industry, making it the biggest port and the largest maritime hub centre in the world. Not surprisingly this city has been chosen to host Europort, a prime meeting place for innovative maritime technologies and complex shipbuilding.
Europort 2017 takes place on November, 7-10, with almost 30,000 professional visitors and 1,100 exhibiting companies from all over the world. The highlight of the trade show is specialised craft, including; offshore, dredging, construction, naval, workboats, inland and fishery vessels, as well as luxury and super yachts.
Datum Electronics will be joining thousands of leading marine professionals, examining the options available to lower the overall cost of fuel and maintenance of commercial shipping, with emphasis upon the benefits of accurate shaft power measurement.
Accurate shaft power measurements indicate the optimum running speed for the vessel, identifying when an engine and a hull need to be serviced, as well as and helping to reduce downtime, to name just a few. The dynamic data from the commercial marine shaft power meter potentially can maximise vessel performance by 10 percent, providing significant cost savings for ship owner and ship operators.
Mark Gladdis, Datum Electronics’ Commercial Marine Product Manager, commented: “Europort is a highly relevant event to many marine industry professionals. In recent years the majority of new developments in the marine industry have been driven by strict international regulations, in a nonstop quest for sustainability. As a result, we see the demand for marine shaft power meters growing and we want to cultivate an understanding about this product and its potential for a shipping business”.
Datum Electronics is a global product leader and innovator in torque & shaft power measurement solutions. Our focus is on developing highly accurate and easy-to-install torque and shaft power measurement systems, which are aimed at improving vessel fuel efficiency, emissions and operating costs. Our off-the-shelf and custom-made commercial marine shaft power meters, used for monitoring ship performance, have been successfully delivered to a wide range of clients. These include the Royal Navy, P&O, Cunard, Princess Cruises, Holland America, P&O Australia.