Press Release

Piraeus, Thursday, 11th of May, 2017

SetelHellas’ International Maritime Conference

“Unlock the Business Value of Digital Ship”

The International Maritime Conference of SetelHellas successfully concluded on Wednesday,10th of May at Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, in collaboration with its strategic partners Cisco Hellas, and Endress+Hauser and Helica Maritime.

Among the more than 100 attendees were Mrs. Christine Konstantinidou, adviser of the Secretary General of the Minister for the Aegean and Greek Island Policy, Technical and IT Managers from prospects and existing customers, representatives from the Attica Region, as well as rectors from the universities of Aegean and Piraeus, BCA College, New York College University, Metropolitan College and maritime journalists.

The event was introduced by the Managing Director of SetelHellas, Mr. George Marinakis, who stressed the need for digital transformation as well as the importance of synergies and successful partnerships for a sustainable business growth.

In the first session titled “Connected World and Disruptive Sustainability”, Mr. Petros Kokkalis, Founder of Aephoria and Bluegrowth, Executive City Councillor for the local economic growth and entrepreneurship of the City of Piraeus, presented Blue Economy sectors related with Piraeus and Blue Growth initiative as an umbrella of actions and stakeholders seeking to deliver innovative sustainable business ideas for solutions and services.

Mr. Gregory Yovanof, PhD Professor at Athens Information Technology University and Director of Strategis, the first Maritime ICT Cluster, presented how innovative networks and maritime clusters could be catalysts of growth in conjunction with the private and public Sector as well as the Academic-Research Community.

Mr. Aggelos Argyropoulos, Program Manager at Intrasoft International presented the advantages and the benefits of the MSWG (Maritime Single Window Gateway) deployment showing off demonstrating how the accurate data acquisition through innovative platforms such as SetelHellas suite, could contribute to a more efficient and smooth vessels’ operation.

During the second session, Mr. Efthymios Chaldeakis, Strategic Accounts Manager at SetelHellas, presented how to convert digital value into revenue utilizing the sensor-based «SeeMBox-V©» technology. An innovative telemetry solution that ensures a sustainable energy efficiency planning, enables information accuracy by eliminating human intervention, complies with statutory requirements and maintains a unified fleet-wide view.

Mr. Alexandros Kaouris, R&D Manager at SetelHellas, presented the new advanced features and capabilities of the next generation «SmartBox-V™». The solution offers a wide range of administrative and operational benefits, through an intuitive interface. The network intelligent device incorporates among others a rich functionality including data synchronization, broadcast messaging and crew welfare features.

Mr. George Christakos, SetelHellas’ Customer Solutions Manager, presented the latest developments of SetelHellas regarding the Information Visualization of the complete IoT portfolio of the company through an advanced digital dashboard. Mr. Christakos described how a shipping company can its digital potential solutions, supports its decision making and analyze information on the fly.

During the third session, distinguished partners of SetelHellas presented how innovation can be accelerated through strong partnership. Mr. Alkis Zoupas, Systems Engineer, at CISCO Greece, shared the numerous benefits to the maritime community through powerful partnerships. During his presentation, Mr. Zoupas gave a live demo of Cisco Spark collaborative capabilities.

Mr. Stephan Natter, head of Solutions Development at Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG, presented the new holistic approach on fuel and energy management and the “key factors” provided, which enable Shipping Companies to achieve accuracy, transparency and efficiency, by putting precise and reliable fuel consumption data into perspective. SetelHellas’ SeeMBox-V© and Endress+Hauser Mass flowmeters, that are globally offered also as a common solution, provide meaningful KPIs to the demanding maritime environment.

The International Maritime Conference concluded with a fourth session, where Mr. Efthymios Chaldeakis presented, officially, for the first time the Hyundai case study. A project funded by S. Korean government and delivered for Hyundai Merchant Marine group where SetelHellas and SeeMBox-V© participated in an International consortium with companies such as, Hyundai Ocean Service, WNI, the Japanese weather forecast group, MECys, a new aggressive S. Korean ECDIS manufacturer, Jotun, ABB and others. The first phase of the project, where all readings from vessel are acquired by SeeMBox-V© and transferred ashore, has been successfully completed and Hyundai awarded an official appreciation letter for to SetelHellas acknowledging its contribution.

Closing remarks had a little surprise for our participants with a lottery involving all guests. The two lucky winners won an online master’s degree in shipping, sponsored by Mr. Charis Daskalakis, owner of the BCA College.

Please find photographs from the event in the below link: