On May 23rd, London welcomed for the very first time a delegation from the Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exporters (HEMEXPO) who held a mini-conference at Lloyd’s Register auditorium under the title “Smart Ship Technologies and Solutions”
The event was organized under the auspices of the Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee and the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain (HESGB)
HESGB President Dimitris Monioudis, kicked off the event by welcoming over fifty top technical executives from across the London Shipping community and explaining to them both the latest activities of the HESGB, which is constantly attempting to offer added value to both its members and the London shipping community and the purpose of HEMEXPO which was formed in 2014, an alliance of high quality/market leading Greek manufacturers and service providers who wish to exceed Greece’s national geographical boundaries and do business globally in both newbuilding and existing marine projects based on their long experience in shipping, high quality of R&D based on the latest technological developments worldwide, competitive pricing and most importantly personalized service no matter how small the project. HEMEXPO has currently around 30 members and their delegation was lead by President Eleni Polychronopoulou and Vice President Dr Ioannis Arabatzis.
Topics covered included both design and practical experience from 2020 Fuel Sulphur cap compliance, Ballast Water Treatment retrofitting and latest developments in antifouling coatings, temperature measurement, lighting, fire detection and performance monitoring systems
Representatives from global players such as CMA-CGM, KLine, Lomar, Andros Maritime and Braemar participated in intense Q&A sessions, interrogating the presenters and no doubt being impressed by the detailed knowledge of their products as well as their energy and confidence to battle, especially with long established Far Eastern players, in order to gain market share