Recently it was quite busy for Marfle team. We have attended Offshore Energy and Europort exhibitions in Netherlands in two consecutive weeks. We kept our finger on the pulse of the industry and here is our takeaways.
Offshore Energy Exhibition took place in Amsterdam and it was the first onsite event for many maritime professionals after two years. Even though the exhibition hall was slightly smaller than the previous exhibition, it was great to see that things are finally reverting to normal. It was also great to see our friends, customers, and partners from different countries once again.
General manager Mike Proudlove and chief engineer Maciej Krzewicki from Offshore Turbine Services came up with many innovative ideas about how to extend the use of Marfle Fleet Analytics with new functions. Their ideas and support are so valuable for us in developing and testing new features. The company operates a big fleet of CTVs which are active in the offshore wind farms located in the North Sea. 7 of these vessels are equipped with Marfle Fleet Analytics. We have developed system’s most advanced features including online CCTV footage recording and portable motion analytics package with their innovative ideas and support.
We aim to offer the best installation and support services to our customers. For this purpose, we had partnered with the Dutch marine electronics company Gebhard Electro. We had the chance to host Bjorn van Bommel in our stand. Gebhard Electro is a leading marine electronics solution provider in Netherlands and their partnership is so valuable for us to provide the best installation services and grow our sales network in the heart of Europe. Receiving the support of such a well-reputed company also proves that we are heading to the right direction.
Our booth also allowed us to showcase our latest TV-dashboard solution Marfle TV. We presented quick summaries and work status from Offshore Turbine Services vessels. It is a great tool for fleet managers and technical staff in the office to monitor their fleet with real-time data without having the need of diving into in-depth reports.
The exhibition was focused on the changing scene of offshore energy field. Netherlands wants to be the frontrunner in the transition towards green energies in offshore and marine industries. The exhibition was focused on this rapidly changing scene and the programme included energy talks, networking events and a business programme supported by Government of Netherlands.
In addition, there was a big participation of the vessel owners including CTV operators, survey companies, dredging companies and towage companies. As the green technologies gains momentum in reducing the emissions, we see a growing demand for Marfle Fleet Analytics. Our latest installations in different countries is the positive outcome of this growing demand.
In our second week in Netherlands, the road was leading to Rotterdam. The city is renowned as the maritime capital of Europe and we have attended Europort Exhibition. It was much bigger compared to Offshore Energy and attracted visitors from all sectors of maritime industry. Majority of the booths were owned by shipyards, engine manufactures and equipment providers. Whether you are a vessel owner or a service provider, Europort is a good place to keep updated with the latest developments in maritime industry. The exhibition offered an exceptional in-depth programme including Europort opening Summit, the Mare Forum Ship Finance Conference, Innovation Stage pitches, master classes from C-level captains, and networking events. Especially in the first days, it was jam packed. We had very positive meetings with the fleet owners and shipyards.
Our partner Gebhard Electro was standing out from the crowd with its remarkable stand. It attracted many visitors during the exhibition. It was great to have a conversation with their managing director Gerard Kraaij.
As the biggest port of Europe, Port of Rotterdam had a nice stand. There was a big participation of Dutch companies like Boskalis and Royal IHC in both events and their stands were quite crowded. In such a big event, it is also very likely to bump into some old friends and have good conversations. Lastly, we would like to specially thank our friends at Sanmar shipyard for their hospitality in their beautiful stand.
Our biggest takeaway from both exhibitions is innovative technologies including marine analytics keep gaining momentum and there is growing urge for reducing the emissions in maritime and offshore industries. Technological advances keeps us in the mood and we will keep developing analytics solutions for a greener and more digital industry.