05 - 06 March, 2019 | The Park Hotel Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD
Fredrik Karlsson, Innovation Coordinator at Swedish Maritime Administration

Fredrik Karlsson

Innovation Coordinator
Swedish Maritime Administration

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Workshops: Monday, 4 March 2019

Monday, March 4th, 2019

9:00 AM Adopting New and Innovative Methods to Optimise Existing Ports

To ensure ports are being utilised effectively, the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) is working with 14 interconnected ports across Europe, with the Port of Rotterdam one of their largest and most prominent structures.

This workshop will delve into the port’s new Sea Traffic Management System (STM), which will allow ships and ports to interconnect closely to the digitialised world. In order to do this, however, SMA ensured they were able to estimate the accurate time of ship departures, build ports efficiently to cater to larger vessels and have all ships connected to ports through real-time data. 

In this highly interactive workshop Fredrik Karlsson, one of the founding fathers of STM, will cover the way ports can utilise new technologies to improve existing structures.


Conference Day Two: 6 March, 2019

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

9:20 AM Increasing Operational Efficiency through the Adoption of New Technology and Innovation

Understand the way different ports across the world implement new technologies in the restructuring of their coasts.   

The Swedish Maritime Administration, together with over 60 partners across Europe, has recently validated a new digital concept between 300 vessels and 14 ports, labeled STM. This Sea Traffic Management concept is allowing the shipping industry to have ships and ports interconnect to the digital world, utilising an array of possibilities that weren’t present prior to this technology output. 

This case study will cover the way European ports are utilising new technologies to improve all aspects of port structure.