The International Council on Combustion Engines (CIMAC), the global association of the internal combustion engines industry, has formed a digitalisation strategy group
CIMAC said the new group wants to develop into the central discussion platform for digitalisation in the maritime industry worldwide.
CIMAC vice president Rick Boom said the association is taking a leading role to help provide perspective in decision making on the issue to its members and stakeholders.
The designated chair of the group, ABB Marine & Ports head of regulatory affairs Captain Eero Lehtovaara said “We need a consolidated vision of how digitalisation of propulsion and power generation topics will contribute to the digitalisation of the maritime industry as a whole. Recognising that the important topic needs the industry’s attention and clarification, we are convinced that in the long run digitalisation will contribute to improved operational efficiencies and the safety of the entire maritime logistics chain. The CIMAC Digitalisation Strategy Group is in no doubt a first step in this direction.”
The first meeting was held online and attended by senior management level participants from companies representing the engine manufacturer segment, component suppliers, classification societies, system integration solution providers and universities.
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