As of January 1, 2017, David Johansson takes the helm as the new director of the marine business unit at SKF. Will this mark a change in strategic approach? We spoke to him to get an insight into his background, strategy, and views on the industry as a whole.
Big data is causing a ripple of excitement in the maritime industry. While the relationship between the trend and sector is still relatively young, the signs look promising. In fact, big data is already having an impact on shipping—particularly when it comes to maintenance and safety.
Shipowners and operators are under pressure to reduce costs. As a result, some choose to source spare parts from third-party providers. But this is a risk. This article covers two specific examples of how OEM replacement parts help keep you on the safe side.
The current situation in the maritime industry means ship owners are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs—while increasing safety and reliability. A condition-based maintenance strategy could help. But how does it work? And how can ship owners implement it successfully?