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NorShipping: A “Koselig” Event

By Joseph DiRenzo, PE a gathering of competitors keen on siz- helmsen’s main of? ce in Lyskaer. ing one another up and more of a gather- Tom Eystø, CEO of Masstery, said the


KOSELIG ing of old colleagues and friends. following during the unveiling. “We are

Two noteworthy events featuring ma- is a Norwegian adjective used to describe

As one Norwegian maritime executive developing this control station for the rine automation included the unveil- situations that give a feeling of comfort, quipped over an over-priced beer, most ing of the Autonomous Control Station Yara Birkeland…[and] will sail the ves- warmth, and relaxation. The NorShip- of the executives who run the major ship- sel for the ? rst two years with a skeleton (ACS) for the Yara Birkeland, one of the ping exhibition and conference, one of ping and maritime technology companies crew onboard. We will be monitoring it largest fully autonomous container feed- the largest in northern Europe, could in Norway “went to the same school and from this control center…and we will er vessels projects in Europe, and the an- de? nitely be described as koselig. Oc- worked with one another at some point nouncement by the OneSea group to in- have access to everything that we have curring in Oslo, Norway between June in various Scandinavian companies… onboard [the Yara Birkeland] in the con- clude three additional marine technology 4th and June 7th, the conference featured they are all basically friends”. This co- stakeholders towards the advancement trol center”. close to 1,000 exhibitors from around ziness was present in the way several of self-guided shipping. Both events

With striking similarities to the ac- the world. With the prominently featured

Scandinavian based global competitors marked continued progression toward tual bridge of a larger vessel, the ACS

Blue Economy Hall, terms such as ma- rine sustainability and environmental have clustered together to develop busi- the commercialization of autonomous included screens displaying the ship’s ness opportunities in marine automation shipping

ECDIS, radar, alarm monitoring system, ocean awareness held the center stage and green shipping. Moreover, many of The ? rst big announcement occurred and plant status. The control station also at a number of the events. In true Nor- the companies rallied around common during a dinner event at Wilhelmsen featured visual displays which project- wegian fashion, most of the major press themes throughout the conference. ed images that one would see from the announcements were delivered in semi-

These themes included advancing Ship Management on the ? rst day of the conference. Massterly, a joint venture bridge of the vessel. During the unveil- intimate gathers with copious amounts maritime automation, addressing marine between Wilhelmsen and Konsgberg, ing of the ACS, Massterly ran a simula- coffee by maritime CEOs and VPs who pollution, and connecting marine sensors tor showing the proposed route of the captured the imagination of those in at- enjoyed being called by their ? rst names. for the better management of commer- Yara Birkeland including navigational tendance by unveiling the ACS at Wil- he NorShipping conference felt less like cial shipping. obstacles like bridges and other ves- 50 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • JULY 2019

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