In the age of digital transformation, the maritime industry stands at the cusp of a revolutionary shift. As vessels and ports increasingly integrate automation and digital workflows into their operations, the promise of efficiency and innovation is juxtaposed with a rising tide of cyber vulnerabilities.

Athens, Greece – CTS Offshore and Marine (CTS) and Varuna Marine Services B.V. (VMS) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to offer vessel owners and operators an informed pathway for carbon emission management.

Varuna Marine Services BV proudly helps ship owners and technical managers understand the complexity of, and comply with, the ever-changing maritime regulatory framework. Founded by a career seafarer, the company has enjoyed sustained growth and strong customer retention.

Varuna Marine Services B.V. has been nominated for its innovative cyber security solutions and its dedication to compliance, education and awareness to enhance industry’s cyber hygiene.

Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy. According to UNCTAD data, around 80% of global trade by volume and over 70% of global trade by value are carried by sea and handled by ports worldwide.

Developments in the field of artificial intelligence, blockchain, IoT, and automation are becoming more and more relevant for the Maritime Industry. New technologies, new ways of working, and an increasingly complex regulatory landscape create both challenges and opportunities.​

Posidonia 2022 was “a series of conversations between shipowners and service providers, the class and the flag states, the associations and organizations, the design, and the innovation. A melting pot for traditions, ideas and innovations brought in by thousands of worldwide companies and professionals.”

The shipping festival made an impressive return, with high numbers and renewed the appointment for 2024

The number of overall participants in this year’s Posidonia, including exhibitors, visitors and press, exceeded the 40,000 mark, as some 29,000 visitors from 103 countries and territories filled the exhibition and conference rooms to the brim.

Could Posidonia 2024 be even bigger and more impactful than the experience the global shipping community experienced last week at the Athens Metropolitan Expo?

The return of Posidonia highlights renewed optimism for a more buyoant shipping industry

This year’s maritime exhibition Posidonia, which took place last week at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, set a record attendance

For the city of The Hague, this means reducing emissions to zero by 2030. As a signatory to the Pact, Varuna Marine Services pledges to play its part in the transition to a climate-neutral city. We do so in the first place by minimizing our own carbon footprint.

“The collaboration with Varuna Marine Services will help the certification’s global spread,” explains Paolo Bray, founder and director of Friend of the Sea, “It will guarantee audit’s high performance.”

as2con has partnered with Netherlands-based Varuna Marine Services which will increase the market penetration for COMPA repairs, innovative composite patching, and overlay technology.


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