Our Singapore-based sales manager Troels Bording has attended the 9th Annual Dynamic Positioning Asia Conference & Exhibition, which took place at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel from 2 to 4 July. He reports back that it was a very successful event with interesting discussions and useful networking.
– In between talks and discussions on thrusters, hybrid power and integration, it was interesting to note the emphasis that was placed on a well-functioning PMS system. Participants also stressed the need for PMS solutions to cover more than just basic inventory management. The gist is that DP functions cover a whole range of activity-specific procedures that could put strain on the machinery and mess up your planned counters, so it is prudent to have a PMS solution that allows for dynamic changes as well as incorporating incident and HSQE management.
Troels picked up some interesting suggestions for functionality that can benefit potential clients and add value for our existing clients. The input will be shared and discussed across the company in the weeks to come. Of course no details can be revealed yet, but who knows – maybe some of this will find its way to the product news presentation at the next Star User Conference?
1. Sales manager Troels Bording, Star Information Systems, captured by the official DP Asia photographer in the middle of a discussion with Zaw Zaw, Electrical Manager at Posh Fleet Services Pte Ltd.
2. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore.
3. Group photo of participants at DP Asia 2019. Can you spot our man?
4. Ninth Annual Dynamic Positioning Asia Conference & Exhibition logo.
5. Positioned for the future? Kongsberg Maritime’s Lars Einar Rosenhaug Bjørset with a very Norwegian take on DP: A ski jumper captured mid-flight, demonstrating the hundred-year-old ski jumping technique known as the “Kongsberg bend”. Forward-leaning and dynamic as the ski jumper’s position may seem, modern understanding of aerodynamics and uplift made this technique obsolete. If we “jump to conclusions” and base our operations on presumed knowledge instead of actual understanding, we risk hitting the ground hard.
More pictures here.