Datum Electronics will be attending the London International Shipping Week to help ship operators save costs.

Every year brings new challenges and opportunities to the maritime industry, with the biggest challenge still being the management of capacity, demand and supply. New, bigger ships are replacing older models, with emerging technologies appearing, aimed at improving efficiency and sustainability of the shipping sector.

Due to the UK’s geographical position, the maritime sector plays an important role as a big contributor to national and regional economies and emissions of greenhouse gasses per transported unit.

Apart from maritime trade itself, the UK is also providing a wide range of maritime-related business services, including marine manufacturing, engineering, training, technology, research and development. To remain a leading maritime centre, the UK needs to evolve, tackle safety issues, become more efficient and reduce its environmental footprint.

It therefore makes sense that London International Shipping week is a must-attend global maritime event. The summit will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane on 11-15 September, with more than 140 industry functions and unique networking opportunities. The major event of the week will be the one-day LISW conference, followed by a gala dinner on Thursday 14 September.

The event aims to provide participants with a comprehensive review and current outlook of the maritime industry, covering five key topics: Tomorrow’s Prosperity, Tomorrow’s Industry Professionals, Tomorrow’s Business Solutions, Tomorrow’s Environment and Tomorrow’s Partnerships.

The most current and sought-after leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry, regulators; charterers; shipowners; ship managers; bunker supplies; lawyers; shipbrokers; ship suppliers; port operators; shipping service providers and many more, will be discussing how both government and industry can work together to increase success and comply with ever-tightening regulations, without compromising high-quality shipping standards.

Datum Electronics will be attending the conference to address the ways ship owners and operators can save money on fuel and maintenance. Accurate measurement of shaft power can help a vessel crew determine optimum running speed for the ship at various sea states. By looking at the dynamic data from the power meter, fleet managers will be able to simply identify when an engine and a hull needs to be serviced, helping to reduce downtime, avoid necessary maintenance and potentially improve the overall efficiency by 10%.