What if Navigation Systems Could Connect You to a Port? Wartsila Navi-Port for Just-in-time Operation
Vessel arrival coordination with ports is one of the most unsolved areas in shipping. Hundreds of e-mails are sent out between managers, operators, agents, terminals and suppliers to arrange for one port call. At the same time unnecessary vessel waiting time is a waste of fuel and source of local and global emissions. A more coordinated (Just-in-Time) approach is seen as the biggest remaining fuel saving potential in shipping. We would like to explore technical opportunities and real case studies to show how navigation systems can be connected with a port and bring even more benefits to all the stakeholders.
SHORT SPEAKER'S RESUME
Dmitry Rostopshin has been working in maritime industry since 2000 and joined Wartsila in 2018. He started his career from software testing engineer of shore-based systems department in Transas, worked several years as project installation engineer and get back to research and development as product manager. He was involved in many vessel traffic service as well as coastal and offshore surveillance projects around the world. Currently he is General Manager of Ship Traffic Control and Management Solutions and responsible for all port, VTS and coastal surveillance product lines. He is also VTS Instructor in Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping Training Center.
Dmitry graduated Saint-Petersburg State University as astronomer and mathematician. He also studied in Blackpool and The Fylde Nautical College as VTS Operator.