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Headline Sponsor
Transas Group, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions vision is to lead the way in creating an ecosystem of harmonised integrated solutions in safety, navigation and ship operations.

In creating these solutions Transas unites global maritime stakeholders in the future of e-Navigation and operations.  True to its vision, Transas has introduced THESIS, the Transas Harmonised Eco System of Integrated Solutions. THESIS is a flexible data resource where Ship, Fleet Operations, Academy (simulation & training) and Ship Traffic Control can all be connected to the ecosystem, effectively a community working together on a cloud based shared data platform to enable smarter operations, safety and navigation.  United into a single environment, navigation, simulation, vessel traffic, and fleet management systems become a decision support tool using the data provided by Transas software solutions.

Transas operates more than 20 own regional offices and has a global network of partners around the world. For more information please visit our website at:

Platinum Sponsor
For over 25 years, Kyma a.s. has been implementing state-of-the-art technology in the production of top-quality ship performance monitoring equipment enabling optimum cost-effectiveness in the ship’s operations. Kyma’s systems monitor propeller, hull and engine, providing accurate real-time data on propulsion, fuel consumption, power output and ship speed, thus ensuring maximum fuel efficiency, minimum stress on propulsion components and overall ship reliability. Kyma Performance System with advanced software using sea trial or model tank baselines to continuously analyse logged performance data and creating reports and long trend analysis.

The web based modules allows the onshore ship management team to monitor and analyse numerus signals from the vessel and using this for different reports, comparisons and fleet overview.

Gold Sponsor
Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network. With a rich heritage spanning more than 35 years, Inmarsat enables the maritime industry to stay connected with its highly-reliable broadband satellite network and its range of leading voice and data services. Driving innovation in communications, Inmarsat is continually investing in new technology to shape the future of the connected ship and build maritime communities. When it matters most, thousands of vessels depend on Inmarsat to enhance operational efficiency, promote crew welfare and maximise safety at sea.

vaf instruments

Gold Sponsor
VAF Instruments is the most preferred supplier of the top 100 shipyards and market leader in maritime measurement systems. Since 1938, VAF Instruments has gained a worldwide reputation as a specialist in developing and manufacturing measurement and control systems for the maritime and process industry. With more than 70 agents around the globe, VAF Instruments has a worldwide network. Our mission is to develop innovative and accurate measurement systems to maximize efficiency, improve operational excellence and reduce the environmental impact of these operations.

Innovations such as IVY®, VAF Instruments’ software solution for Propulsion Performance Management, will provide you the fleet at your fingertips. From ship to shore, IVY® enriches big data, for powerful analysis, fleet and ship performance visualisation and insight into the relevant data and KPIs. All this information is displayed on an easily-accessible dashboard either on an office desktop, mobile laptop, tablet or any other device. IVY® can be combined with various sensors on board, including TT-Sense® for thrust and torque measurement, ViscoSense®3D for viscosity, density and mass flow measurement and the highly accurate PT2 Flowmeters. VAF Instruments’ Propulsion Performance Management system IVY®, brings Big Data back to the essence.

Silver Sponsor
About DNV GL 
Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 15,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Bronze Sponsor
Solutions optimizes vessels’ performance through monitoring and analysis. We keep operators updated throughout the voyage with unified reporting and energy deviation alerts.

COACH Solution is your complete solution for Noon-Reporting, Vessel Performance & Voyage Optimization.

Bronze Sponsor

Brief about company:  
Weathernews Inc. is the world's largest private weather service company headquartered in Japan. It is the only global weather content maker that employs over 700 staff (including more than 400 meteorologists) in offices in 40 cities in 15 countries and regions. In November 2003, Weathernews became the first weather service company ever listed in the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (4825). Started as a response to a marine accident in order to save lives at sea, WNI has evolved over time. Performing a variety of weather services to meet the varying needs of 6.4 billion people on earth and offering each and every one of them an optimal service is our final goal.  

Shipping – Optimum Ship Routeing: 
For over 50 years Weathernews has been the leader in providing risk communications services to the international shipping business and the marine industry. Weathernews currently supports international shipping companies from 12 countries with safe and efficient weather routing. Our track record and continued focus on developing new services ensures that Weathernews will continue to be the leading provider of weather services to the marine transportation industry along the concept of Total Fleet Management Service.

Bronze Sponsor
With over 25 years’ experience, James Fisher Mimic (JFM) is an expert in providing tailored maintenance software and consulting services to the defence and commercial sectors of the International Shipping Industry.

JFM is part of James Fisher and Sons plc, a leading provider of specialist services to the marine, oil and gas and other high assurance industries worldwide. We are proud of our history as ship-owners and operators; we operate a fleet of tankers and use both the ships and their experienced crew to develop our range of products.

We use our extensive experience and knowledge to implement systems and processes that maximise the use of technology to solve problems for the marine sector for the military to cruise fleets.

Whether your project is large or small, you can rely on James Fisher Mimic to help reach your maintenance decisions and improve performance of your assets whilst minimising your cost of maintenance.

Our expertise is focused on providing condition monitoring software so that companies’ maintenance decisions are driven by the condition and performance of your assets rather than on recommended time basis, reducing the need for unnecessary maintenance.

James Fisher Mimic is accredited to the latest BS EN ISO 9001:2008 quality standards.
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Morning Coffee Break Sponsor
MarineTraffic is the leading maritime information service used by shipping professionals to support their decisions and by maritime enthusiasts to track any ship in the world.  

Founded in 2007, the company has always been dedicated to making maritime information universally accessible. MarineTraffic relies upon a dynamic team delivering innovative digital solutions that drive efficiency and, ultimately, improve the maritime ecosystem as a whole.  

All MarineTraffic solutions are powered by data. Global real-time and historical ship positions combined with various data sources and analysis techniques result in a highly comprehensive source of actionable maritime intelligence.  

Welcome to MarineTraffic - global ship tracking intelligence made easy


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