Traxens, a company providing high-value data and services for the supply chain industry, has joined the Smart Maritime Council, an initiative set up by the Smart Maritime Network (SMN).
Joining the Smart Maritime Council on 4 February, the company also announced that Dr Hanane Becha, Traxens Innovation & Standards senior manager, has been appointed as its representative on the council.
The Smart Maritime Council is a diverse industry membership group that includes maritime technology developers, systems integrators and other key stakeholders. It holds a series of meetings throughout the year to discuss areas of mutually beneficial collaboration on issues relating to the compatibility, standardisation and harmonisation of the technology used in the modern shipping industry.
Rob O’Dwyer, chief network officer of the Smart Maritime Network, said:
“We are always looking to build stronger relationships between stakeholders in the shipping and logistics sectors, share our collective knowledge and discuss ways of shaping a better future for the maritime industry.”
Traxens says that by joining the Council, it will build on its technological advances in supply chain management and work collaboratively with other members to improve integration, data sharing and business opportunities within the maritime industry.
Vessel operators are also represented within the membership, providing the end-user’s perspective on maritime technology development and helping guide the Council’s discussions by making sure that shipping companies’ real-world operational requirements play a central role in future IT developments, according to a release.
The Smart Maritime Network provides a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing amongst stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors. It informs and educates the industry on technological developments and innovations, at the same time providing wider opportunities for relationship building and knowledge sharing. The conclusions from Council meetings are usually shared with the wider maritime industry through a series of regional conferences held throughout the year.
Dr Becha will represent Traxens at the next Smart Maritime Network Conference, taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 19 February. As a keynote speaker, she will be discussing ‘Paving the Way to Better Data Integration and Advanced Smart Container Services’. This will cover smart container topics including the solutions they offer and the impact of data and predictive services on the shipping ecosystem, and a review of the UN/CEFACT Transport and Logistics Smart Container Project.